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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

94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations.

Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week.

Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.

We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates.

Stay tuned for more!
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94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations. 
Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week. 
Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.
We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates. 
Stay tuned for more!
3 days ago
ASUVicTas

Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Here's Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes.
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
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Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Heres Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes. 
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
7 days ago
ASUVicTas

Secure work = better support

Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.

It's dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.

Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable
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Secure work = better support
Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.
Its dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.
Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable

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Great job Shantell!

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Tom Thelonius Fiebig thanks Tom - should be fixed now

Shantell Curnow