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2022-05-10

HACSU is holding a virtual statewide meeting for admin staff in public mental health on Thursday 19 May, 7pm. We'll be discussing a number of key topics, including staffing profiles…

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2022-05-03

Are you looking to step up and get more actively involved with your union? Do you want to skill up on how to be the best union activist you can…

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2022-05-01

The Health Services Union (HSU) welcomes the announcement today that an Albanese Labor Government will strengthen the Fair Work Commission’s…

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2022-04-25

As announced earlier this year, postgrad scholarship funding has been secured for allied health and AOD practitioners working in state-funded…

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2022-04-20

From last week's ballot, Victorian public sector mental health workers have voted to approve the Victorian Public Mental Health Services. Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024. Of workers who voted…

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2022-04-19

Join other HACSU women for our first online meeting after launching our Women's Plan last month…

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2022-03-17

HACSU members pass motion at today's statewide stop work, setting a deadline for…

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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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2022-03-15

The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) is today announcing major industrial action across Victoria’s public mental health services.

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2022-03-11

HACSU mental health members were given an EBA offer last year, but we’re still waiting for a full agreement. After weeks of being told we’d have a draft “soon”, HACSU advised the VHIA that we…

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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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2022-03-04

HACSU has long campaigned for gender equality to improve women’s working lives. As a union of workers in women-dominated industries, we are uniquely placed to lead the way in achieving progressive change. Over 65 per cent of our membership is women, and 72 per cent are under 35. Union women have…

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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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2022-02-11

The Federal Government has finally passed legislation to remove the $450 threshold to receive Superannuation contributions.

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2022-02-08

Are you a committed unionist with experience in finance and administrative support? If so – an exciting opportunity has opened at the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) for a full-time…

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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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2022-01-11

Unions call for emergency meeting with Prime Minister over Omicron crisis, lay out list of urgent actions needed for workers.

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2021-12-24

Looking back on 2021, and thinking forward to 2022 and beyond.

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2021-12-23

After two years of bargaining, the Victorian Government and the Victorian Hospitals' Industrial Association (VHIA) has presented an insulting offer to mental health workers at Forensicare.

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2021-12-20

As most members will be aware, HACSU recently attended a Fair Work Commission hearing with Albury Wodonga Health. The Commission hearing itself is “without prejudice”/”Private & Confidential” — normally…

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2021-12-17

From all of here at HACSU, we'd like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season. The HACSU office will be closed for the three working days between Christmas and the beginning…

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2021-12-16

Find out what your entitlements are when working in public mental health or in DHHS/ex-DHHS transferred disability.

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2021-12-02

Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) members at Forensicare will stop work on Tuesday 7 December from 12PM-2PM, with the largest action to take place at Thomas...

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2021-11-18

For the duration of the pandemic, members of parliament and their staff from the government, and cross-bench members like Fiona Patten MP have stood up for healthcare workers, including HACSU members…

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2021-11-16

The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) has serious concerns regarding Albury Wodonga Health’s decision to undertake unprecedented changes to its community mental health service. The service plans to collapse its community teams after closing…

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2021-11-04

Community mental health should not be excluded from the surge allowance. Today HACSU has written to Dan Andrews, Martin Foley MP, James Merlino, Steve Dimopoulos MP, Steve McGhie MP and Anthony Carbines MP calling for expanding the...

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2021-10-27

Tentative Agreement Reached on Public Mental Health

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2021-10-18

Safety is better when it is organised and represented!

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2021-10-15

Like many HACSU members, weare still waiting for details on community mental health eligibility for the newly-introduced Hospital Surge Support Allowance...

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2021-10-15

New allowance introduced for public hospital workers across Victoria, and support to bring Australian HCWs home from overseas...

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2021-10-14

This is a message to remind members that as per the public health order direction from the CHO (Chief Health Officer), from 15 October 2021, to work onsite at a work premises, workers must be able to provide evidence to their employer...

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2021-10-06

Following HACSU writing to Labor MPs across Victoria, we're asking all HACSU members to write to their MPs (either for your electorate, or the MPs that cover your mental health service...

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2021-10-06

HACSU has this week written to Victorian Government MPs on the crises in mental health, starting with MPs representing...

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2021-10-04

This week, HACSU members at Alfred Health have reported shockingly unsafe workplace situations developing due to severe understaffing...

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2021-09-29

ABC News, 29 September 2021: Unions question duress response times, staffing, and alleged return-to-work pressure after three Latrobe Regional Hospital staff were hurt by...

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2021-09-29

Geelong Advertiser, 29 September 2021: Barwon Health’s mental health services are under mounting pressure amid claims of a staffing shortage.

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2021-09-29

Next Wednesday, we're hosting a Mental Health EBA Town Hall to update you on where negotiations are up to and discuss the campaign's next steps.

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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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2021-09-28

First Mental Health EBA Stop Work on October 6 - open for details!

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2021-09-23

We are disgusted to hear reports of healthcare workers being spat at and harassed by protestors in Melbourne’s CBD....

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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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2021-09-20

A new project to provide housing, healthcare, job training, and community to amplify the Victorian Government's Big Social Housing Build.

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2021-09-14

it's time to establish Victoria as Australia's leader in the mental health and alcohol, other drugs, gambling and harm reduction sector.

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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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2021-09-01

A new survey of mental health workers looking after young Victorians has shown that the COVID-19 crisis has led to unprecedented rates of burnout and fatigue. More inside →

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2021-08-23

HACSU is today echoing this call, demanding meaningful investment in the mental health workforce.

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2021-08-17

From 11:59pm on Tuesday 17 August, employers across Melbourne that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees.

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2021-07-23

Join your fellow HACSU members at Yooralla to discuss your EBA on August 11!

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2021-07-20

Melbourne-based company Ansell, and other companies in the personal protective equipment industry, have enjoyed record profits from the pandemic. But many workers in their supply chain are migrant workers in exploitative “debt bondage” arrangements – a form of modern slavery...

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2021-07-20

Register for the HACSU Disability town hall on August 5 – we'll be tackling Victorian DSW Registration, NDIS Checks, vaccination & more.

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2021-06-08

HACSU is looking for the newest member of the ASSIST team!

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2021-02-09

Are you our next Disability Policy Officer?

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2021-01-28

Find out what Slater and Gordon thinks of the Government's proposed industrial relations omnibus bill.

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2021-01-18

Find out what ME Bank's advice is.

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2021-01-12

See what you can get up to in Feb.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-23

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, we're celebrating the contribution of some of our members this year.

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2020-12-04

It's been a big year for our members.

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2020-11-25

Don't miss out on this awesome event.

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2020-11-24

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas delivered the State Budget on Tuesday.

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2020-11-23

Everything you need to know about leave entitlements from Slater and Gordon lawyer, April Zahra.

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2020-11-17

Download your very own posters for your workplace.

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2020-11-17

Everything you need to know about the list of bans.

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2020-11-13

ME Bank provides some information about how COVID-19 is affecting young people.

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2020-11-11

Find out what events are on in the mental health, disability and alcohol and drugs sectors.

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2020-10-27

Find out what our Assistant State Secretary had to say at the Zelda D'Aprano Union Women Forum.

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2020-10-21

An update from HACSU's State Secretary.

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2020-10-19

HACSU State Secretary Paul Healey spoke about how our members are faring during the pandemic on ABC Radio.

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2020-10-16

Our event will be online this year.

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2020-10-16

HACSU has donated $2000.

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2020-10-13

Find out what's happening in November.

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2020-10-13

Find out what's happening in November.

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2020-10-12

ME Bank outlines what you can do to be charitable during these trying times.

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2020-10-12

Long-term HACSU member Trevor McDonald is hanging up the boots.

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2020-10-09

This year, the 2020 Collab is going online.

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2020-09-22

Find out how the numbers stack up this month.

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2020-09-21

An update from our State Secretary.

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