Health and Community Services Union (VIC)
The specialist union for mental health, disability, alcohol and other drug services
The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) is the Victorian No. 2 Branch of the Health Services Union of Australia.
For over 100 years HACSU has represented the majority of staff employed in psychiatric, disability and alcohol and drug services in Victoria, public, private, and non-profit sectors. HACSU members are employed in a range of occupational classifications including nurses, health professionals, disability and human service workers, program and support workers, trades and administration.
New Campaign Campaigns
Support Mental Health WorkersJune 30th marked 12 months since the Victorian Public Sector Mental Health EBA expired. 12 months during which the Andrews Government has failed to provide the pay and conditions Mental Health workers deserve. 12 months of a global pandemic, where these workers pushed themselves harder to ever to help Victorians. 12 months of dealing with safety issues, a staffing crisis and increasing workloads. Send a message to James Merlino, the Mental Health Minister, telling him to fix the Mental Health EBA. • Fix the staffing crisis in Mental Health, • Make our hospitals safer, • Treat essential workers fairly. We need Minister Merlino to act now to Support Mental Health workers456 of 500 SignaturesCreated by Health and Community Services Union
Support Reproductive Health and Wellbeing LeaveReproductive Health and Wellbeing Leave recognises men, women and gender diverse people have special health needs connected to their fertility and sexuality. Reproductive and sexual health care has traditionally been a taboo topic in the workplace, with members preferring to take time off without pay and struggle on without workplace support than directly address their health needs with an employer. From menstrual pain and discomfit to the need for surgical interventions like vasectomy or hysterectomy to assisted reproduction and gender transitioning therapies, Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Leave takes away the embarrassment for employees and employers making it clear that there is workplace support for the most personal health issues. Reproductive and Sexual Health Leave includes: - Flexible working arrangements- the right to work from home - The right to a comfortable working environment to alleviate symptoms or facilitate treatment - The right to access up to 5 days leave per year in addition to any personal leave days. Appropriate evidence (eg. Doctor's Certificate) may be required.1,823 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by HACSU (Health and Community Services Union)
Free Parking for Essential Workers!The State Government must take action now to ensure that essential workers are safe, while travelling to work and prevent further spread of this pandemic virus through the workforce. These measures have already been taken by Melbourne City Council who have advised that all parking fees on council property (street parking), will be suspended for hospital workers until 30/04/2020. This measure should be rolled out across the State, as well as be implemented in on-site, hospital-run car parks. While other protective measures remain important, this is a simple, preventative measure that can be taken immediately by Government, to ensure the safety of thousands of Victorians.264 of 300 SignaturesCreated by HACSU - Health and Community Services Union