The ASU and your delegates have been meeting with Relationships Australia and Staff Non Union Bargaining Representatives to negotiate your new agreement. The bargaining committee have a number of meetings which have been going well and the next meeting is scheduled on 19 March 2019.

What is Enterprise Bargaining?

Enterprise Bargaining is about reviewing and improving workplace entitlements and conditions. ASU’s delegates/ contact and officials meet with management every couple of years to discuss existing conditions and entitlements, how work is performed, the needs of the organisation and staffs’ needs. ASU delegates/ contact  and officials aim, when we meet with Relationships Australia’s management is to negotiate improvements to existing conditions and introduce new entitlements, when possible lift industry standards and ensure members needs and concerns are brought to management’s attention to be addressed.

Why have an Enterprise Agreement?

Your award sets out a broad industry minimum of conditions to cover you in your workplace. Your enterprise agreement allows us to set out specific conditions and tailor clauses to suit your workplace. An enterprise agreement has the same legal force as an award.

We have been able to now work through the entire ASU log of claims, the Staff Non Union Representatives log of claims and RAV Management log of claims and so it is now time to provide members an update and to seek your feedback so we can move forward with the bargaining.

Therefore we would like to invite you to attend one of the upcoming management approved paid meetings scheduled as follows;

Date: Thursday 28 February
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: 1025 Sturt Street, Ballarat (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Location: 46 Princess Street, Kew (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 3.30pm  to 4.30pm
Location: 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell (mgt have booked a meeting room

Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: Lower Ground Floor, 379 Collins Street Melbourne (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Location: FRC, 1 Clark Street, Sunshine (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Thursday 7 March
Time: 11am to 12pm
Location: 634 Wyndham St, Shepparton (you will receive a text from ASU to confirm this meeting)

Date: Thursday 7 March
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Location: 79 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Friday 8 March
Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Location: 83 Boronia Road, Boronia (you will receive a text from ASU to confirm this meeting)

Date: Wednesday 13 March
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: Bairnsdale (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Wednesday 13  March
Time: 2.30pm  to 3.30pm
Location: 59 Breed Street, Traralgon (mgt have booked a meeting  room)

Date: Thursday 14 March
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: 2/199 South Gippsland Highway, Cranbourne (mgt have booked a meeting room)

Date: Thursday 14 March
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Location: 38 Clyde Road Berwick (mgt have booked a meeting room)

The agenda will be as follows:

  • EBA negations overview
  • ASU log of claims – what has been agreed too and what is still outstanding
  • RAV log of claims
  • Seeking members feedback to the above
  • Members only vote

You can download
the ASU log of claims with management responses and
Relationships Australia’s log of claims

Non union members are welcome to attend the meeting to hear an overview but they will be asked to leave when the members only voting takes place.

How can you get involved?
The ASU officials and delegates/ contact are committed to bargaining for better conditions for your workplace. The ASU bargains across your industry.  We want your voice to be strong during negotiations! If you are not a union member it is really important you join today to show you support ASU members aim to improve workplace conditions. You can download an ASU membership form here.

The ASU needs members at Relationships Australia to get involved in the enterprise agreement process. That means becoming a contact or a delegate. Workplace contacts and delegates are vital to successful enterprise bargaining. Their role ensures all staff receives crucial communication throughout the EB process and allows us to take members feedback to the table.

If you have any questions or you would like to become an ASU delegate do not hesitate to contact your ASU Organiser Emma Bagg via 1300 855 570 or ebagg@asuvictas.com.au or one of your ASU bargaining committee listed below:

Bianca Pezzutto on bpezzutto@rav.org.au
Lisa Loughnan on lloughnan@greensboroughfrc.org.au or
Robert Handelsmann
on  rhandelsmann@rav.org.au

Ty Lockwood , ASU Lead Organiser
Emma Bagg, ASU Organiser

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