ASU officers and delegates have met with management to discuss recent decisions regarding closing libraries, and the retraction of that decision. 

COGG are playing games with the community – and with ASU members’ livelihoods.

The ASU have made a submission to COGG in response to their draft budget to outline the critical importance of adequately-funded library services and keeping all Libraries open. 

In the latest meeting with GRLC, the ASU has requested some financials and present saving costs on the proposed new operating model. 

The ASU has made clear that we disagree with any cuts to hours, including the proposed 10 per cent cut in the Heritage Centre, closing of libraries on Saturdays/Sundays, and not backfilling vacant positions. 

So how is the $762,000 shortfall in the 23/24 budget going to be met? The ASU has asked this question and is waiting for a response. 

But we have made it clear that ASU members will not suffer any other savings at the expense of jobs and cuts to hours or services. 

This is further evidence of incompetent financial management at COGG where ASU members are paying the price. 

Now is the time to join your union so chat to a workmate who is not yet a member of our union about the importance of joining the ASU. You can print off and circulate this newsletter in your workplaces.

It’s easy for anyone to join online at

For further information please contact:
ASU delegate Amy Lavelle
ASU delegate Elizabeth Moore
ASU organiser Sean McCourt | 

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