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MONASH AND MILDURA STOP WORK ACTION

2021-09-28

Today, HACSU is announcing the first Mental Health EBA Stop Work action at Monash Health and Mildura Base Public Hospital.

The action will take place next week, on Wednesday, October 6th— and we're asking you to participate.

This has been a long campaign and after over a year in bargaining, the offer we've received from the Government was not acceptable and does not address many HACSU member’s claims.

These sites' recent votes to join in the bans sent an important message — and it's vital we start strong with this first stop work action to show we mean business.

HACSU members at Mildura Base Public Hospital and Monash Health are taking part in a one-hour stop Wednesday, October 6th at 11AM.

We'd like to remind all HACSU members to observe all COVID-19 guidelines when taking collective action. For a stop work, that means we can't rally in one big group — but we can still take action! The most impactful part of the stop work is walking off the job collectively, for the rest of the hour you can spend your time as you wish. 

Some suggestions include:

  • Take a selfie or a video and share on your social media and tag @HACSU — we'll re-share our favourite pics on our social media. If you don't use social media, email the picture with a caption about why you're taking action to comms@hacsu.asn.au
  • Sit in the tea room or break area if open, read a book or grab a coffee
  • Go for a walk (permitted exercise)
  • If you're not working, you can still take action by sharing your own story online about why this EBA matters to you — it's important that the wider community hears about how this is a crucial issue that impacts all Victorians.
     

The government isn't fixing the shortages in nursing. They're doing nothing to develop and educate the workers in Lived Experience and Allied Health. Their offer doesn't address vital claims for administrative staff. Mental health workers deserve better.

We need to take this action to put pressure on the Government to end bargaining with a real offer.


CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER FOR MILDURA BASE PUBLIC HOSPITAL

CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER FOR MONASH HEALTH

If you have any questions, please contact your HACSU Organiser directly — for Mildura that's Nick Hope (nicholash@hacsu.asn.au), for Monash that's John Creamer (johnc@hacsu.asn.au).
 

Next Wednesday, join your fellow union members — together, we can make a difference.