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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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3 days ago
ASUVicTas

It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year!

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It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

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Go Shana 💪🏽♥️💪🏽

4 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.

We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank.

Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isn't over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win!
www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
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ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.
We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank. 
Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isnt over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
5 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Win!

ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic. In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate. Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.

This is just not fair.

The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.

Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.

Full details of the procedure here - www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf
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ASU Win!
ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.  In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate.  Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.
This is just not fair.
The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.
Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.
Full details of the procedure here - https://www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf

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It is still ridiculous that you need to use your own personal leave if the close contact occurs outside of work.

What about if you get covid? Long covid?

Great but I'm confused - is this just for employees of the Dept ??