Health Workers Union


Since 1911, Our Team has steadfastly been advocating for the rights of all health workers.

The Health Workers Union has a proud history since its inception in 1911 of fighting for workers’ rights and better work conditions in Victoria’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The Health Workers Union history draws on the contributions of the many Unions that have amalgamated to create its present branch structure and the broad range of professions that hold membership.

We are a strong and growing union that aims to use its combined power to improve working conditions and to maintain reasonable wages and benefits for our members. The Health Workers Union (HWU) of Victoria represents a broad spectrum of workers employed in public and private hospitals, community health, pathology, dental, disability and aged care services.

Some Facts​

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Years of Experience


Enterprise Agreements

Message from the Secretary 

If you work in Health Care then the Health Workers Union is for you. In fact, the Health Workers Union has negotiated hundreds of enterprise agreements that have resulted in better pay and conditions for those workers.

The Health Workers Union has been fighting hard to ensure that your jobs are protected and to improve your pay and work conditions. We are passionate about the work that we do and take our work very seriously – to advance the interests of health care workers across Victoria.

My multidisciplinary team of experienced Organisers, Case Officers, Industrial Officers, Research Officer and Member Support Team have been working tirelessly to provide quality representation and advocacy to all our members. If you’re not already a member, then I ask you to seriously consider joining the Health Workers Union today.

Because together we are stronger!

Yours in unity,

Diana Asmar, HWU Secretary

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