The HSU NSW is an organization that was created for the sole purpose of serving in the best interests of health professionals and allied health workers Australia. The Health Services Union has been instrumental in bringing forward several new initiatives and benefits for those in varied professions associated with the healthcare industry in the country. The membership to this organization is open to professionals in both the private and public sectors. It is also applicable for those who work with the ACT, NSW, or NSW Ambulance service. The HSU also offers memberships to those who work in the sectors of aged care, disabilities, and finance, administration, food services, security, psychology, social work, interpreting, medical records, IT, etc. It also offers coverage for professionals in fields such as nuclear medicine, radiography, dentistry, dietetics, physiotherapy, pharmacy, etc. This ensures that a wide range of professionals who work in the healthcare sector are covered under this organization and enjoy the diverse benefits that arise from the membership.
Members are offered Continued Professional Development for free or at a hugely discounted rate. There is a very comprehensive online resource library which members have free access to. This library offers an exhaustive resource of the latest updates and news as well as classic references in different fields that members may be interested in.
Through the umbrella of the HSU NSW, health care professionals and allied health workers are able to collaborate and negotiate for better working conditions and other benefits. Standing together as a unit, there is greater strength and efficiency to achieve common goals than if it were worked for individually. This is one of the greatest advantages of joining the HSU.
One of the latest membership benefits is an indemnity insurance of up to $20 million which is offered as part of the membership. Other member benefits include journey insurance, worker’s compensation, education incentives, bereavement benefits, bonuses for signing up a friend or colleague, Jervis Bay holiday cabins, etc. All of these benefits have gone a long way to make life easier and smoother for members and their families. Whether it is to invest in higher education for one’s own career progression or that of a child, to plan a holiday with loved ones, or to seek legal counsel for a personal or professional matter, the organization helps its members with resources that make it easier to take the right decision and live a happier life.