The Queensland branch is made up of members working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across the state.
HSU QLD Branch
The HSU Queensland Branch is part of the Health Services Union. There are a number of branches of the HSU, usually defined by state boundaries. Each Branch is required by law to file annual returns, hold elections, comply with the rules of the Union and, most importantly, look after the interests of members and to grow the Union. The Queensland Branch has had trouble doing these things over the last couple of years.
In 2010 the HSU’s National Executive endorsed a plan for the National Secretary (Kathy Jackson) to intervene and take over the running of the HSU Queensland Branch. In June 2010, the HSU National Executive asked the Federal Court to replace the officers and committee of the Queensland Branch with National Secretary, Kathy Jackson, as administrator
The National Executive felt that the Queensland Branch wasn’t functioning properly and HSU members were not getting value from the Branch. The Federal Court heard the matter and decided that as temporary measure the National Secretary should take over the running of the HSU Queensland Branch. HSU National Secretary Kathy Jackson was appointed Administrator of the HSU Queensland Branch.
The Federal Court requires the Administrator to get the union up and running again so that elections can take place.
The HSU National Executive would like to re-establish the Queensland Branch and also have it amalgamate with the HSU East Branch.
The HSU East Branch is the biggest Branch of the union with more than 60,000 members including members working in public and private hospitals, the Aged Care industry, the Ambulance Industry, Disability and Community Services, Mental Health and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Joining with the HSU East will give members access to industrial advice from the Union’s in house lawyers and industrial officers, a members’ hot line, member benefits, the HSU Credit Union and sharing the strength of members in the ACT, NSW and Victoria. In the meantime, HSU National Secretary, will be sending National Office staff to your workplace to help re-establish the Union.
You can help
by re-joining the Union with the new direct debit membership form.
getting your work mates to sign up too
contacting Kathy and asking her to organise a visit to your workplace.
letting workers know that the HSU is back
You can talk to Kathy by ringing her on 03 9341 3370 or you can e-mail her at email@example.com