It pays to be union

Posted on
July 16, 2020
Health Services Industry

Questions to ask yourself.

From July 1 casual award-based employees in aged care and social & community services including disability started getting a 25% casual loading on top of their penalty rates for working Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, and this only happened because HACSU and other unions pushed for and won this change.

The main reason we achieve great outcomes like this is because these sectors are highly unionised.
We can also help by looking into questions like these:

  • Are your working conditions good?
  • Are you on an agreement or an award?
  • Is your employer fair and equitable?
  • Do you always receive all your entitlements?
  • Will asking for entitlements make your employment insecure?
  • Has ‘you’re lucky to have a job’ been given as a reason why something wasn’t paid?

If anyone feels there's an imbalance going on, and they want to see change, contact us so we can chat about how to fix things by giving HACSU members a stronger voice at work - contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

Health Services Industry