Slater and Gordon: Psychosocial Hazards In The Workplace — Protecting Workers From Developing Work-Related Stress Injuries
A psychosocial hazard in the workplace is anything that could cause psychological or mental harm in the course of employment, which will often be factors in the management or design of work. The Occupational…
Victoria’s proud union history is a history of proud union women. Learn about the history and mission of The Anna Stewart Memorial Project, and meet HACSU’s 2023 Annas.
An interview with Elisa from HACSU, covering her background in the Aboriginal Legal Service, the difficulties facing women working in disability and mental health, what unionism means for her, and more.
Registration is currently free, voluntary, increases overall community confidence in the sector and ensures that people with disability can access safe and quality services – no matter how they are funded.
At HACSU, we’re dedicated to ensuring your rights as Victorian workers are respected and protected. That’s why we’ve taken a big step forward by winning an independent resolution panel designed to make things easier for workers at public mental health services.
Recent changes to the Fair Work Act mean that agreements made before 2010 (‘zombie agreements’) will automatically sunset (terminate) on 7 December 2023. Before these changes, agreements would continue to operate until they were terminated or replaced…
Being injured at work can be a stressful and expensive experience. Slater and Gordon have put together an article for HACSU outlining how workers' compensation works and exactly what you should do…
At HACSU we are always looking at benefits that will help our members. We want to canvas our members as to whether you may be interested in taking up an INCOME PROTECTION...
It is widely assumed that pregnancy discrimination is a thing of the past. But do pregnant workers really face no discrimination at work?
Victorian Health Unions Letter of Response – Ceasing Covid Special Leave Support Payment for Healthcare Workers
Dear Ministers, The COVID-19 pandemic has now moved from an emergency/acute response phase into a period of rolling waves of hopefully lower peaks but with a baseline of significant ongoing burden…
We need you to ensure your colleagues are using the NDIS tracker to report unfunded time and unfilled shifts! Download posters for your worksite.
HACSU's Kate Marshall speaks to the On The Job podcast about reproductive health and wellbeing leave
The MEA is a multi-employer agreement between HACSU and over 20 employers across Victoria. After working on your new EBA since August 2022, HACSU has reached an in-principle agreement on your new EBA.
The union movement welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today that superannuation is to be paid on the same day as wages.
Every year on April 28, the trade union movement unites around the world to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day. We mourn those who have died at work or because of their work, and we fight like hell for the living.
A casual vacancy has arisen for one (1) position of Ordinary Member on the HACSU Branch Committee of Management (BCOM).
After being approved by members, the Fair Work Commission has approved the Life Without Barriers Disability Services Enterprise Agreement 2022-2025.
The ACTU announced today it will seek a 7% increase for Australia’s minimum and award wages as part of its submission to the Annual Wage Review.
Union members have won significant changes to improve the lives of women at work since last International Women’s Day.
Our submission sheds light on the critical steps that need to be taken to prevent harmful incidents and keep both workers and participants safe.
Mental health workers should not be left worse off for moving between public mental health services during bargaining.
HSRs are invited to join online design workshops for a new WorkSafe education program — learn more and register for workshops in Oct/Nov here.
HACSU has partnered with the ACU and other organisations to study the impact of a resilience-building program, with mental health nurses at NorthWestern…
A new public holiday has been declared for September 22nd, additional to the existing public holiday on September 23rd — and as with every public holiday…
The decision by the Albanese Government to axe the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment will mean a return to the earliest and most costly mistakes of the pandemic…
The new Victorian Public Mental Health Services. Enterprise Agreement is now in effect — meaning members have two pay rises coming their way…
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…
Like with any other OHS issue, union members can eliminate the risk of gendered violence. That’s why HACSU is offering Safe and Respectful Workplaces training in June for HACSU members. HACSU has secured this training…
HACSU is holding a virtual statewide meeting for lived experience staff in public mental health on Wednesday 29 June, 1pm. We'll be discussing a number of…
The Health Services Union (HSU) welcomes the announcement today that an Albanese Labor Government will strengthen the Fair Work Commission’s…
As announced earlier this year, postgrad scholarship funding has been secured for allied health and AOD practitioners working in state-funded…
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…
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…
The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) is today announcing major industrial action across Victoria’s public mental health services.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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...
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…
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…
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...
Like many HACSU members, weare still waiting for details on community mental health eligibility for the newly-introduced Hospital Surge Support Allowance...
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...
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...
This week, HACSU members at Alfred Health have reported shockingly unsafe workplace situations developing due to severe understaffing...