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Lisa Darmanin

Branch Secretary

Lisa is a proud and passionate unionist, beginning her association with the ASU as a member and active workplace delegate, from Berry Street Victoria in 1997. Read more…

0407 308 503

Billy King

Branch Executive President

Billy has a long history of activism in the ASU, helping make a difference to the lives of working people. He joined the Municipal Employees Union (MEU) in 1989. Read more …

0437 124 669

Michelle Jackson

Deputy Branch Secretary

Michelle overseas the Campaigning and Organising team for the Local Government and Energy industry divisions. Along with Leon Wiegard, she is responsible for campaigning and growth across the Branch. Michelle also deputises for the Branch Secretary and Executive President as required. Read more …

P: 03 9342 3474   |   M: 0418 539 054

Melissa Wainwright

Assistant Branch Secretary

Melissa overseas the Servicing team, responsible for industrial advocacy and growth across the Branch. Read more …

P: 03 9342 3443   |   M: 0408 384 464

Leon Wiegard

Assistant Branch Secretary

Leon oversees the Campaigning and Organising team for the SACS and Infrastructure industry divisions. Along with Michelle Jackson he is responsible for campaigning and growth across the Branch. Read more …

P: 03 9342 3408   |   M: 0438 060 298

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Organisers
Branch Executive Members

BRANCH SECRETARY
Lisa Darmanin

BRANCH EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT
Billy King

BRANCH PRESIDENT
Barry Gough

BRANCH SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Jan Wrigley

BRANCH VICE PRESIDENT: WOMEN
Wendy Phillips

BRANCH EXECUTIVE MEMBER: YOUTH
Bianca Long

BRANCH EXECUTIVE MEMBERS:

LOCAL AUTHORITIES INDUSTRY DIVISION
Diane Smith
Maree Renden
Susan Bratby
Andrew Bayes
Kristy Meikle
Simon Davis
Bradley Peirce
Gary Browne

SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES INDUSTRY DIVISION
Dawn Stuart
Libby Jamieson
Piergiorgio Moro

WATER AND ENERGY INDUSTRY DIVISION
Penny Flynn
Thomas Hillebrand

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, TRANSPORT SHIPPING & TRAVEL,
CLERICAL & ADMINISTRATIVE AND AIRLINES INDUSTRY DIVISION

Dale Borthwick

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2 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

The ASU stand in solidarity with the striking members of the United Workers Union at McCormick foods. These workers have now been on strike for five weeks fighting for their first pay rise in five years. In response McCormick foods have put out an enterprise agreement that would have cut their pay by $500. This is what corporate greed looks like.

Last week the workers rejected this shameful offer by over 90%.

McCormick foods have made millions over the past year on the backs of the hard work of their skilled workforce and it’s time they made a fair offer.

One day longer, one day stronger.
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The ASU stand in solidarity with the striking members of the United Workers Union at McCormick foods. These workers have now been on strike for five weeks fighting for their first pay rise in five years.  In response McCormick foods have put out an enterprise agreement that would have cut their pay by $500.  This is what corporate greed looks like.
Last week the workers rejected this shameful offer by over 90%.
McCormick foods have made millions over the past year on the backs of the hard work of their skilled workforce and it’s time they made a fair offer.  
One day longer, one day stronger.
3 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

Last Monday we held a mass members meeting with Community Carers wanting to Fight for Aged Care in Local Government!

It was so big we had to have an additional meeting on Wednesday. Here is a picture of carers with thier fists raised at the Wednesday meeting.

Aged Care in council is safe, needed and works. These carers will fight against its privatisation." #LGCares #AgedCare Yarra Ranges Council
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Last Monday we held a mass members meeting with Community Carers wanting to Fight for Aged Care in Local Government! 
It was so big we had to have an additional meeting on Wednesday. Here is a picture of carers with thier fists raised at the Wednesday meeting. 
Aged Care in council is safe, needed and works. These carers will fight against its privatisation. #LGCares #AgedCare Yarra Ranges Council
3 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

This is Johnno, agreeing that only the ASU protects outdoor workers at East Gippsland Shire Council!
He is with Andrea Court our delegate. Andrea has been a member since the first-ever enterprise agreement at the shire. She has negotiated EVERY Agreement since then! What a champion & holder of incredible knowledge. This year, she is negotiating better pay and conditions in the new East Gippsland Shire Council Enterprise Agreement.
Want a better deal at East Gippsland Shire or any other council in Victoria or Tasmania? Then join Andrea & Johnno as members of the ASU here: bit.ly/3fsj3Bu
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This is Johnno, agreeing that only the ASU protects outdoor workers at East Gippsland Shire Council! 
He is with Andrea Court our delegate. Andrea has been a member since the first-ever enterprise agreement at the shire. She has negotiated EVERY Agreement since then! What a champion & holder of incredible knowledge. This year, she is negotiating better pay and conditions in the new East Gippsland Shire Council  Enterprise Agreement.
Want a better deal at East Gippsland Shire or any other council in Victoria or Tasmania? Then join Andrea & Johnno as members of the ASU here: https://bit.ly/3fsj3Bu

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Hey Sammi Turner & Kamal Farouque that’s a Maurice Blackburn Lawyers mobile phone back that Joanne McEvoy took to Lakes Entrance .. all the members now have one #fightforfair

Awesome work Andrea Court always working for the betterment of the ASU members Join up as you never know when you will need the ASU to represent you

Andrea sounds like an excellent delegate ! Nothing more important for the members !

Way to go Andrea Court

Hey Billy King Michelle Jackson Joanne McEvoy Andrea Court 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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