Earlier this year the ASU on behalf of members wrote to Council requesting they investigate allowances not being increased in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

Yarra City Council responded to the ASU on Thursday the 23rd of July, confirming that during their audit the following allowances had not been increased –

  • First Aid allowance
  • Industry allowance – (for employees that received an Industry allowance coded on our payroll system as IA35 and IA 38)
  • Availability allowance

These allowances were historical in not being increased prior to the 2017 Enterprise Agreement.

All affected employees should receive a letter from Council stating they were not paid in accordance with the relevant clause of the Enterprise Agreement.

Big Congratulations to the members who raised this issue!

It pays to be Union.

ASU – By your Side

Melissa Wainwright
ASU Assistant Branch Secretary

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