Why We Campaign

Why We Campaign

So many parts of our working lives that we now take for granted have been fought for and won by the union movement.

Annual leave, weekends, the eight hour day, sick leave - these entitlements weren't just given to us, they were campaigned for and won by workers and unions throughout history. 

Workers in the health sector are essential to the running of our society. In order to protect and support our members, we campaign and fight together to protect these hard won entitlements and defend our rights in the workplace.

Campaigning includes bargaining for fair wages, lobbying for just laws and regulations, raising awareness of workplace issues and ensuring that all health workers are safe at work.

Where one voice might be shouted down, together, as a union, we are deafening.


Our Latest Campaigns

  • Ambulance

    Value Our Service

    The Ambulance Division of the HSU is fighting for a pay rise for NSW Paramedics that is in line with the value of their service. As…

  • Hospitals - We Won!

    Free parking for health workers

    The HSU has campaigned long and hard for free parking for health care workers. We firmly believe that if you work in a hospital you shouldn't…

  • Aged Care

    We're Worth It

    Aged care professionals deserve more than the scraps. They deserve a decent pay rise and we are going to fight for fair wages in aged care.

  • Aged Care

    Delivering Decent Residential Aged Care

    Funding the care elderly Australians deserve: A report into the challenges confronting residential aged care in Australia, including those confronting the aged care workforce, and an…