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SLHD Community Mental Health

SLHD Community Mental Health Members met this week to discuss current and ongoing issues at their worksites.  

The members discussed unsafe workloads, quality for consumer outcomes, caseloads at extremes of up to 50 clients, recruitment of more positions at the right grade/level including intake officers, no cap is in place for workload, higher risk of mistakes due to excessive caseloads, job satisfaction and to work towards no more than 25 clients per clinician with a possible waitlist.  

The members advised in the meeting that the issue of excessive workload has been raised with management but still no improvement.

Therefore, the members unanimously passed the following resolution (click here to view) for management to respond within 7 days.  

A union’s effectiveness and negotiation power depends on the strength and density of its membership base. Join your work colleagues today by becoming a member of the Health Services Union and help us continue to protect and improve your working life.

In unity,

Gerard Hayes

Secretary, HSU NSW/ACT/QLD