The Our HSU Plan

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The Our HSU has a plan to preserve our working conditions. Here it is!

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  • The Our HSU Plan

    1. 1. The ‘our HSU’ team Public servicecampaign briefing Authorized by Mark Sterrey, RPA
    2. 2. Background Since being elected in 2011 The Liberal Government has already: • Capped wage increases to 2.5% per annum for most NSW Government employees. • Reduced workers compensation benefits by removing journey claims; capping time available for rehabilitation; and reducing weekly payments to injured workers after 13 weeks.
    3. 3. morechanges
    4. 4. “At least 80,000 NSW public sector workers are set to lose salary benefits and conditions under sweeping cuts to their awards.”(Sydney Morning Herald, August 29, 2012)“Premier Barry OFarrell says he has ‘no apologies’ for plans to cut public servants entitlements such as annual leave loadings and penalty rates” (Daily Telegraph, 29th August, 2012).
    5. 5. more changesThe State Government has filed an application before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission that will vary the Public Servants award by: Tightening rules around parental leave to exclude long- term foster carers, surrogate parents and kinship care arrangements. Cutting leave loading Cutting penalty payments for shift workers Cutting allowances for living in remote areas Winding back carers leave
    6. 6. meaning...
    7. 7. meaning Policy for public The Government The new policyservants tends to has not ruled out definitely rules outflow on to other applying their new the opportunity to Government policy to Health improve these employees, Care Workers conditions for HSU including health (we asked) Members. care workers.
    8. 8. so...
    9. 9. the planProtecting and improving your conditions means having a team ready to campaign from Day OneThe ‘Our HSU’ Team will immediately launch the campaign to protect our conditions
    10. 10. the planThe first major strategy is organising new workers into the Union. Because a growing Union is a stronger Union
    11. 11. the planThe second major strategy is rebuilding our alliance with Unions NSW and the ACTU. Because HSU Members should never be left alone.
    12. 12. the planThe third major strategy is overhauling all our financial systems Because only an honest Union can be trusted
    13. 13. send us your feedbackourhsu@gmail.com
    14. 14. What can you do?
    15. 15. you can...1. Join the campaign by signing up below.2. Sign up to our Facebook page: http:// www.facebook.com/our.hsu.campaign3. Forward this link to three friends: http:// www.ourhsu.com.au/index.php/our-plan/.4. Volunteer to phone more HSU members like you: ourhsu@gmail.com
    16. 16. you have the power tocreate a new hsu

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