We're thousands of Tassie workers in all areas of health, aged care, disability & community services standing together to win better pay and rights at work. We’re led by union members, for union members.
HACSU is the largest union in Tasmania and our members work all over the state - you can find us in over 500 workplaces.
We bargain for our wages, conditions and rights and come together to solve problems. We know there’s nothing more powerful than a group of people willing to stick together and demand what’s fair.
New Campaign Campaigns
Stop staffing cuts at Southern Cross CareFrom wound care, medication assistance to diabetes plans, Enrolled Nurses are essential for the health and safety of our loved ones in aged care. Leisure and Lifestyle workers play a vital role in ensuring older residents have dignity and purpose in their daily lives. They do it all, from outings for meals to co-ordinating the bingo or footy tipping, and running activities in arts, crafts, and music – all the stuff that makes aged care lively and rewarding for our loved ones. Food Services workers do a special and essential job. They make sure all residents get three nutritious meals a day, along with morning and afternoon tea. Lack of a nutrition in diet is already a huge issue in aged care. With these roles already stretched thin, care staff who are expected to do even more work simply won't be able to deliver warm and decent meals and drinks. As a family member I am deeply concerned about what my mother’s care could look like without these workers at SCC. The CEO and the Board should be ashamed. They must resign. Please sign our petition to send a strong message of support to residents, families, and workers alike.1,475 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Health and Community Services Union
No pay cuts or insecure work at Richmond FellowshipSo-called not-for-profit community services provider, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania (RFT), has launched an unprecedented attack on its workforce, establishing a shell company named Richmond Futures and using it to offer staff our own jobs back with reduced pay and loss of permanency. We love our jobs and we want to continue working with the clients we've supported for years - but if we want to stay on, we'll have to take a pay cut and move to a fixed term contract. We're faced with a choice between losing $150 a week and all job security or losing our jobs altogether. RFT has operated for over 30 years supporting people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage. It has provided the community with excellent services for people in need, but in recent years it has seemingly abandoned the values the organisation was built on. Community services organisations should be demonstrating their values and leading by example – not harming their own workers.405 of 500 SignaturesCreated by Richmond Fellowship worker
Tell Turnbull to apologise to aged care workers!Malcolm Turnbull has just shown us what he really thinks of aged care workers and the care we give. We provide quality care to older Australians and help ensure they have dignified lives. It’s hard to imagine what a “better job” could be, but our rate of pay doesn’t reflect that. Honestly, Malcolm Turnbull’s attitude towards aged care is nothing new. He has already cut funding for aged care by more than a billion dollars, leaving aged care service providers struggling to provide the care our older Australians deserve. Turnbull has done a massive disservice to aged care workers like myself and the people we care for. The people we care for have done so much for our community and now I feel we’re failing when it’s our turn to care for them. He claims he values aged care but his words and actions don’t line up. Turnbull needs not only to apologise for his comments, but put his money where his mouth is and increase funding to aged care. Let’s make it very clear: Turnbull needs to value aged care workers and the people we care for!728 of 800 SignaturesCreated by Elaine Smith