A secure future for health, care and support workers
Here for you
Are you concerned about the security of your rights at work? We are the Health Services Union (HSU), a union that is run by members, for members. We understand the daily challenges that you face in the workplace.
Whether you need representation, legal advice, insurance or guidance, HSU members enjoy an extensive range of benefits plus discounts on goods and services.
HSU officials visit workplaces regularly to provide support and assistance to members. You can also call or email us for advice, whether it’s about your pay and conditions, workplace change, health and safety, disciplinary matters or anything else concerning you at work. We make sure you don’t get left out on your own.
Get representation and support from those who know your workplace rights.
Being called into a meeting with the boss can feel daunting, especially if you feel underprepared.
What are they going to say?
Will you be put on the spot?
What if they ask you to sign something you’re not sure about?
In important disciplinary meetings and processes, the HSU will provide members with ongoing support and representation. We work tirelessly to see that members know their rights and any outcomes are fair.
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is a form of liability insurance that protects you at work. It is essential for anyone working in the health, aged care and community sectors – especially those who work with vulnerable people. PII provides you with the legal protection and support that you will need if there is an issue with your professional practice at work.
Some issues that require protection can include:
- Medication errors
- Client deaths
- Misconduct allegations
- If you are sued by a client
There are many more issues you could be exposed to, which is why you need PII.
Professional Indemnity Insurance policies vary between branches. However, members are typically insured for a minimum of $10 million in individual indemnity.
Each HSU branch provides designated lawyers who will give you a free initial consultation on any matter or full legal representation on industrial matters.
HSU members can enjoy huge discounts on a range of goods and services such as movies tickets, vouchers from major retailers (Coles, JB-HiFi, Bunnings, etc.), wine, car rentals, insurance and more. Benefit programs vary by branch.
Who is HSU?
HSU is a growing movement with more than 95,000 members across Australia. We are proud to represent individuals who work in public and private hospitals, aged care, disability services, community health, private practices, Aboriginal health services, ambulance services and pathology services.
Find your branch
HSU is a federated union with individual branches in every state and territory. Each branch of the HSU covers different workers depending on their job or workplace.