About Local Authorities

The Local Authorities Sector of the Branch represents Local Government workers in Victoria and Tasmania including public libraries, fire services and a range of other committees of management.

Local Authorities ASU members are active and strongly committed to ensuring they continue to win above-average employment conditions and pay increases. This is achieved through an active representative structure and consultative presence at the workplace. Local Authorities members also provide a good example of the achievements that can be gained through a strong collective voice!

Our union belongs to our members. People join the ASU to have a voice in their workplace. They use this voice to join together in effective groups to protect and improve their rights, while meeting their needs at a workplace level and through a number of interest groups. Another way this is done is through the establishment of well-organised and representative workplaces. The ASU strives to support our members and workplace representatives by utilising their combined experience and expertise in the advocacy and industrial relations arena.  Another of our roles is to act as an effective lobby group to governments - at all levels - and at others forums to ensure our members’ interests are fully represented.

Members are encouraged to become actively involved in their union and work closely with its Industrial Officers, Organisers and workplace representatives. The ASU's work in negotiating Industrial Agreements with employers on behalf of members is achieved with a strong and active delegate structure and union membership at a workplace level.

Latest Local Authorities News

Written on 01/12/2017, 01:32
  Southern Midlands Council last month terminated the employment of eight employees at Callington Mill in Oatlands after the Aldermen made a decision to close the Mill’s café and information centre to the public and to cease running tours of the...
Written on 30/11/2017, 23:57
    After months of bargaining meetings an impasse was reached in negotiations for a new Whitehorse Manningham Libraries EBA, with ASU members demanding 2% or higher pay increases, and management unwilling to match the increases contained...
Written on 02/10/2017, 05:16
Following three EA bargaining meetings the ASU has now had with the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania’s CEO and representatives of Quartz Consulting, the ASU has now been provided with management’s log of claims. Amongst other items on the log, their claims...
Written on 02/10/2017, 05:12
  Employees at Kingborough Council have overwhelmingly voted NO on the enterprise agreement offered to them by management. With 80% of Council’s workforce actually casting a vote it was one of the highest participation rates we have seen in an...
Written on 08/09/2017, 12:08
Councillors at South Gippsland Shire Council are in the process of stripping locals of home care services and we need your help to stop them. Sign the petition. Council-run home care enables those in need to live independently at home for as long...

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