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Quality services depend on a quality workforce. For people with disabilities, skilled and well-supported workers, employed with decent working conditions and job security make all the difference.

HACSU was formed over 100 years ago as the union for workers in the historic mental asylums.

Today HACSU proudly represents the disability support workers and administrative workers who make a difference in the lives of people living with a disability every day. HACSU members work across public, private and not for profit services and come from many different occupations. If you would like to become a member, please go to our Join Online Page or if you want to see the benefits of becoming a member.

The disability services industry requires highly skilled and professional support workers to provide the best quality supports for people living with disabilities. HACSU believes that proper remuneration and conditions for workers will attract and retain these workers. 

HACSU not only fights for workers but the disability sector as a whole. HACSU has been a voice for quality service delivery since the beginning, campaigning for increased funding, resources and services for the Victorian Disability Sector. 

To read more about the benefits of joining HACSU click here.

We Won!

The Victorian Disability Service (NGO) Agreement 2019 (MEA) has been approved by the Fair Work Commission and you have a new enterprise agreement!

  

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Disability News

2022-03-16

The Health and Community Services Union welcomes the Andrews Government’s announcement of a trial of five days' sick pay for people in casual and insecure work — with disability care being selected…

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2022-03-10

HACSU has been negotiating for a replacement Disability Services Enterprise Agreement Victoria 2022-2025(DSEAV 2) the since September, with Home@Scope, Life Without Barriers and Possability working productively with us to discuss…

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2022-02-24

Almost one-third (31%) of nearly 2500 disability support workers surveyed said they wanted to be in a different job in twelve months’ time. Nearly a third (31%) wanted to leave their jobs because of negative…

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2022-02-15

HACSU has joined a number of other unions, disability advocacy groups, and employers in calling for desperately needd financial support, asking Prime Minister Scott Morrison to meet with stakeholders to discuss an action plan for the sector.

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2022-02-03

A new survey from the Health and Community Services Union has confirmed that the disability sector has yet again been let down, with workers and NDIS participants bearing the brunt of the burden.

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2022-01-25

The Health and Community Services Union has received reports that a major disability provider has COVID-positive workers supporting COVID-positive group home residents in regional Victoria. This…

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2021-09-28

Today the Victorian Government has announced that Possability will operate the remaining DAS services (Sandhurst SIL houses and the Children's Homes) once transferred to the non-government sector in...

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2021-09-22

HACSU has been receiving reports about disability Providers using labour-hire workforce in residential settings, when there are staff in their own services available to work...

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2021-09-10

HACSU is proud to be a partner of this new initiative with Jobs Victoria to create 600 new jobs disability sector helping people who’ve been impacted by the pandemic and are looking to change careers…

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