Health Services Union NSW


Health Services Union NSW

Infobox Union
name= HSU
country= Australia
affiliation= ACTU
members= 35,000
full_name= Health Services Union NSW Branch
native_name=


founded= 1991
current=
head=
dissolved_date=
dissolved_state=
merged_into=
office= Sydney, New South Wales
people= Michael Williamson, General Secretary
website= [http://www.hsu.asn.au www.hsu.asn.au]
footnotes=

The Health Services Union (HSU) is a specialist health union with over 35,000 members working in all areas of healthcare across New South Wales.

The membership of the union includes doctors and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and radiographers, ambulance officers, clerical and administrative staff, managers and support staff.

The New South Wales office of the Health Services Union of Australia is located in Sydney, New South Wales. It's current state secretary and treasurer is Michael Williamson.

Union Executive

The Union Executive consists of the Union President, 2 Vice Presidents, and 5 members of the Union Council including the General Secretary and the Assistant Secretary who, are elected every four years.

The Union Executive are responsible for the preparation of the Union Council agenda, and for the carrying out of the decisions of the Union Council between its meetings.

The Union Executive convene each month.

Union Finance Committee

The Union's Finance Committee consists of the Union's voting Executive who receive reports and recommendations from the General Secretary/Treasurer in relation to the Union's finances. The Finance Committee receives reports of the union's income and expenditure and if necessary sets and monitors budget targets.

The Finance Committee oversee all of the income and expenditure of the Union.

The Finance Committee convenes each month.

Union Council

The affairs of the Union are vested in the Union Council which consists of 27 Councillors who are elected by the members every 4 years. Union Council is the Board of Management of the Union and is the peak body of the Union.

Union Council meet bi-monthly and receive recommendations from the Union's Executive and Finance Committee. It also receives regular reports from the Union's Officers.

Union Sub Branches

Sub Branches of the Union may be established by the Union Council at workplaces, where 15 or more members of the Union exists.

An active Sub Branch in each workplace assists all members of the Union in that particular workplace.

A Sub Branch consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary and a number of committee representatives. All members holding these positions are elected at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which are held between the months February and April of each year. Delegates to Annual Convention are elected at the AGM. It is a requirement that any members nominating for a position of President, Vice President and Secretary should be a financial member of the Union and have at least 12 months continuous financial membership.

A Convention Delegate must have 12 months continuous financial membership, have completed the Union’s Level 1 Training Course “Reclaiming Your Rights,” and be a Sub-Branch Committee Member.

Workplaces with fewer than 15 members have no Sub Branch. These workplaces have a representative who acts for members at their request. This is not an elected position.

External links

* [http://www.hsu.net.au Official website]
* [http://www.hsu.asn.au Official website - NSW Branch]
* [http://www.actu.asn.au Australian Council of Trade Unions]


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