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There is Power in a Union: HACSU on the cusp of 10,000 members

2020-09-18

Over the next few days, HACSU will become 10,000 members strong for the first time in our history.

To mark this occasion, we’ll be rewarding up to five HACSU members (up to four current members, and one new member who joins by the end of September) as we cross this historic threshold.

There are five $200 gift vouchers up for grabs.

How this works

From today, 18th September, through to midnight on Wednesday 30th September, we’ll put your name into a hat to win a $200 gift voucer, if:

  • You join HACSU as a new member, or
  • You’re a current finanancial member of HACSU as of 18th September 2020, and your name is listed in the ‘referred by’ box of this form when a new member joins HACSU.

There’s a total of $1,000 up for grabs, spread across five $200 gift cards.

One $200 gift voucher will be awarded to a new HACSU member who joins the union between 18th and 30th September (you personal and payment details will be confirmed by phone).  

Four $200 prizes will be awarded to a current HACSU financial member, or members, who refer a new member, or members, to the union during the same time period. To be eligible, you need to be a financial HACSU member as at 18th September 2020, and have your name listed on the new member’s form .

So we’re clear : If you’re currently a financial member of HACSU, and you’re good at recruiting new union members, you can create multiple opportunities for yourself to win. The more new members you recruit, the more times your name will be in the hat. The maximum it is possible for any individual to win is four $200 gift vouchers.

Names will be drawn from the hat by State Secretary Paul Healey on Monday 5th October. We’ll contact winning members that week (and we’ll check with you whether you want your status as a ‘winner’ kept private).

Why are we doing this?

There hasn’t been much to celebrate this year, has there?

Reaching 10,000 members is a moment to celebrate, and we’ll take it.

Since our establishment in 1911, our membership base today is the largest it has ever been.

Growing our union to the level of 10,000 members is a huge collective achievement for HACSU. From first to last, every single one of our members make us what we are today.

Our growing strength in numbers reflects our hard won status as a community of specialist disability and mental health workers. Our power in numbers strengthens out ability to achieve industrial wins, and to secure better pay and conditions, and ensure workplace safety for all our members. Our power in numbers enables us to advocate with more impact for a better, fairer Victoria- with high quality disability and mental health service systems front and centre.