Update from the Secretary

Unfortunately, we find ourselves once more in a difficult situation.

Members will be aware that COVID-19 case numbers have climbed to disturbing levels within NSW, with hospitalisations also on the increase. There can be no doubt that this virus – and particularly the Delta variant – is exceptionally dangerous.

I understand that many of you may be feeling anxious or overwhelmed. I want to assure that your Union is strong and continues to work hard for members, despite the current uptick in COVID-19 infections.

I have recorded a message for members, which I invite you to view here: https://youtu.be/08Fge4Irg1M

The HSU has been involved in talks with Greg Hunt, the Federal Health Minister, to expedite the vaccine rollout and ensure that members aren’t adversely impacted. I will never miss an opportunity to intercede on members’ behalf.

Please, if you have any concerns for your own safety or for that of others, don’t hesitate to contact the Union on memberservices@hsu.asn.au or call 1300 478 679. If you don’t get through the first time, make sure to leave a message – someone will get back to you ASAP.

I know that these are unsettling times, but I have great faith in HSU members. Keep doing what you do best: protecting the community and leading by example.