It can be challenging for HACSU organisers to meet up with members in aged care given the way some in residential care work around the clock while others provide services in-home care.
With everything that’s going on at the moment with COVID-19 making it almost impossible to see members in person, and keeping organisers jumping from one issue to another, having a go-to person like a union delegate or an activist in the workplace helps us keep on top of what’s happening.
Delegate vs activist – what’s the difference?
A delegate is nominated and elected by union members at a workplace to be their representative and go-to person if there are issues at work, and they're trained by HACSU.
An activist is someone who's on top of what’s going on, but without an official role, who HACSU can contact if we need information about what’s happening. An activist might also be the kind of person who makes calls to let us know what’s going on.
If any member wants to put their name forward to be a delegate or activist, or wants more info, please contact us.
Remember, members are the union, and becoming a delegate or activist means a workplace is more involved, more connected, and makes it easier for us to be of help.