Earlier this morning, the Victorian Government announced that if re-elected it will introduce a Royal Commission into Mental Health.
You might have seen that yesterday the Victorian Parliament passed legislation to give effect to portable long service leave. However, while many community services workers will now have access to portable long service leave, disability workers have not won these same rights. Please note that this does not impact the DHHS long service leave transfer rights.
As part of the Health and Community Services Union’s financial reporting requirements to members, a copy of the Unions Financial Report for the past financial year is to be made available to members.
Members please be advised as of the 1st of September 2018, changes come into effect in the High Dependency Units across the State of Victoria with regard to staffing ratios. Please print out the flyer attached and to put up in your workplace and share with colleagues.
Your HACSU representatives have been hard at work to ensure that once the new providers are announced you will be informed early and that all elements of the new EBA and the 8-year Settlement Agreement are delivered in full. Read on for more information about the transfer of services.
This morning, HACSU representatives were made aware that Yooralla HR has sent around a newsletter requesting staff to sign and return the contracts that Yooralla asked employees to sign in March 2018. HACSU representatives are advising members not to sign these contracts. It is not necessary and there are some other issues HACSU has found with the document.
This year we saw the biggest rise in the minimum wage that we've seen in over a decade because unions are fighting to #ChangeTheRules. Any worker covered by the SCHADS Award will be entitled to higher pay from July 1. Check out these new rates to ensure that you are being paid the correct amount.
To ensure that HACSU representatives are reflecting the needs of our membership, it is important that you attend a meeting in your area.
DHHS staff will have received information from the DHHS last week about a roster remediation project that has commenced. If you receive a notification for an administrative or priority roster review and you do not believe that this roster review meets the definitions in this newsletter, and has implications that may require more consultation, please contact HACSU Assist immediately.
As a result of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services, and the DHHS have adopted a new Code of Conduct for Disability Workers. HACSU representatives engaged heavily in the development of the code to make sure it was fair on workers, and we endorse it.
Too bolshie or too much navy? What do you think of HACSU merch? We're getting ready to order new tshirts and hoodies to show our union pride in the cold weather. Share you thoughts and win a $100 voucher.
Join the Health and Community Services Union to learn about important changes to your working conditions HACSU has served a log of claims on Scope to improve wages and conditions for Scope disability workers. HACSU will be hosting a forum to discuss what this means for workers.
All DHHS employees you should have received your final EBA sign-on bonus this week. The sign-on bonus is $1000 and calculated pro rata for casuals and part time employees.
HACSU members doing amazing work promoting equality! In the lead up to the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day), the Thomas Embling Hospital social work and Consumer Consultant teams created posters to display around each Forensicare site, to provoke discussion and raise awareness of the social exclusion, violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ people .
HACSU SCOPE COMMUNITY MEETING – ALL ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! Wednesday June 6 – 10am – 12pm Central Ringwood Community Centre – room 10
HACSU has become aware that the disability & aged care service provider, Total Family Care, has stopped operating and have failed to pay employees their recent pay and entitlements. HACSU representatives have tried contacting the senior management, however, they have failed to return multiple calls. If you or someone you know has been affected, please follow the steps below to secure your pay and entitlements.