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 28/02/2018, 22:02
Workplace delegates are the lifeblood of unions. They volunteer their time and effort to make their workplace better for everyone. We'll be saluting our delegates through a series of profiles like this one of Nichole Knight, ASU delegate in local...
Written on 28/02/2018, 19:42
Recent news that China has banned the importation of certain recycling materials from abroad has left Victoria's councils scrambling to find a solution to the recycling crisis. We understand that three of Victoria's recycling companies are positioning...
Written on 27/02/2018, 20:14
A delegation of concerned community members, home and community care workers and ASU organiser Martin McDonald and Kath Tuari came together to raise the awareness of the pending changes forced on them by the Federal Government's My Aged Care system and...
Written on 12/02/2018, 23:45
Appalled at the recent actions of the Australian Building and Construction Commission in implementing a code banning CFMEU members from displaying 'union symbols', including the Eureka flag, on construction sites, ASU Delegate Tim Sullivan from Haven;...
Written on 01/02/2018, 02:09
  Representatives from the ASU met with Local Government Victoria in late January in a round of consultation before the finalisation of the new Local Government Act. While most of the proposed Act is a roll-over of the current Local Government...



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