We need ALL members of public mental health to participate in the campaign. There are a few simple things you can do now to help build a great ABE, including: High-quality mental health services are only built with a respected and well-paid workforce. Psychiatrists are fed up. The Victorian government and its negotiators are not listening. The recent Royal Commission called the workforce the “heart” of the mental health system – shouldn`t the heart be treated with more respect? We demand measures in the negotiation process – more blocking tactics. Thousands of HACSU members have spoken to us over the past 14 months, and it`s clear that we need to step up our campaign to ensure Victoria`s mental health staff get the EBA they deserve. Increase in staff. Manageable workloads. Safer workplaces. A salary increase. Secure retirement. Reproductive health and well-being A psychiatric allowance in recognition of your specific skills in the field.
And much more. That is what is at stake. The offer on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 was a slap in the face for thousands of psychiatrists who continue to work on the front lines of a pandemic. After more than a year of negotiations, Victoria`s public mental health staff are still waiting for a real offer for their EBA. The public agreement on mental health expired more than a year ago. The parties to the agreement committed to implement changes in the way the Victorian government operates and provides services by accepting the principles of “labour mobility”. The Principles recognize that the services required by the community of a modern public service are not static; they are constantly changing. The adoption of changing priorities is crucial to creating a secure and flexible employment environment in the public sector. The parties recognized the importance of ensuring that staff can be deployed in a reactive manner to support government priorities. We are proud to be a union committed to ensuring that public hospitals stand up and respond to the climate crisis. We are proud to be a public sector union advocating for 4% annual wage increases while the government is fiercely committed to limiting public sector wages. We know that in order to fix the mental health system, we need to address the issues that plague the workforce.
We are not going backwards. HACSU remains the only union to take industrial action in this round of negotiations, because we know that it is not enough to simply ask. We are calling for a better mental health system. Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (PDF, 6.33 MB) It`s been 14 months since our claims report was received – it`s been quite a long time! Workers are fighting, as are the consumers, caregivers and families we all support. Click here to download HACSU`s light blue EBA virtual background. . Click here for a FAQ and a reminder of the existing prohibitions HACSU members are strong because they know their value. They know that collective action works. They know they can win.
That is the message we have sent to the Victorian government. Our Claims Protocol sets out the demands and expectations of our thousands of members across the state. The Victorian Public Service Undertaking Agreement 2020 was officially approved by the Fair Work Commission on 2 October 2020 and put into operation on 9 October 2020. Employees receive a mobility bonus, which is paid as an annual lump sum in recognition of their ongoing commitment to these new ways of working. We are proud to be a union committed to increasing recognition and respect for our growing and lived workforce. We are proud to be the first union to take concrete action to close the gender gap between pensions and promote reproductive health and well-being. Click here to download the HACSU Navy EBA electronic signature. .