FUND THE GAP. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

What We’re Doing

As the NDIS rolls out, the Victorian State Government is removing funding to state mental health services.

This will have a dramatic and devastating impact on the mental health sector. Despite the continuous meetings with the Victorian Government where members have had an opportunity to detail the massive issues and shortfalls of the NDIS for the workforce, the State is yet to act.

1300 Jobs that will be lost in Victoria and services will disappear for 90,000 Victorians.

The ASU is calling on the Andrews’ Government to immediately re-fund state-based Community Mental Health services!

Help us save community mental health in Victoria.

What can you do?

Visit www.fundthegap.com.au to sign-up to become a campaign supporter and add your voice.

And join the Fund the Gap Facebook group to keep on top of what is going on.

 

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3 days ago
ASUVicTas

94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations.

Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week.

Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.

We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates.

Stay tuned for more!
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94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations. 
Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week. 
Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.
We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates. 
Stay tuned for more!
3 days ago
ASUVicTas

Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Here's Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes.
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
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Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Heres Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes. 
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
7 days ago
ASUVicTas

Secure work = better support

Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.

It's dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.

Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable
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Secure work = better support
Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.
Its dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.
Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable

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Great job Shantell!

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Tom Thelonius Fiebig thanks Tom - should be fixed now

Shantell Curnow