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, when working at the City of Collingwood. In 1990 he became a shop steward at City of Collingwood, then he became a City of Yarra MEU delegate in 1996.
Billy understands the struggles of working in a blue collar environment and the need to make member’s voices heard. He worked in the areas of waste, street cleaning and parks and gardens for many years. He understands the challenges members face. Billy has also worked for contractors in Local Government.
Billy became an organiser at the ASU in 2004 and has worked across all industries and areas of the union in both organiser and leadership positions.