Membership of the HSU entitles you to a huge range of member benefits; from professional indemnity insurance, enterprise bargaining, workplace advice and assistance, free legal advice and exclusive discounts on a range of goods and services.
Workplace Advice & Support
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. Don’t get left out on your own – join today!
Getting called into a meeting with the boss can be scary. 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? Get representation and support from those who know your workplace rights. In important disciplinary meetings and processes, the HSU will provide members with ongoing support and representation to see that members know their rights and any outcomes are fair.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
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 you will need if there is an issue with your professional practice at work. This could include, medication errors, client deaths, misconduct allegations, if you are sued by a client and so on. 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.
Discounts on Goods and Services
ACTU Member Connect is 100% union-owned and provides HSU members discount rates for goods and services such as wine, car rentals, financial planning, insurance and entertainment. For further details visit www.memberconnect.com.au
The range of benefits available to members varies from branch to branch across Australia.
To find out what other benefits you are entitled to, please contact us on 1300 478 000
Alternatively, you can find your branch by state and find more information about your union’s benefits.