Leon Wiegard

Assistant Branch Secretary

P: 03 9342 3408
M: 0438 060 298

Leon oversees the Campaigning and Organising team for the community sector and state government authorities. Along with Michelle Jackson he is responsible for campaigning and growth across the Branch.

He first joined the ASU in 2006 following six years working with the Community & Public Sector Union. Leon was initially employed as an Organiser and has organised across all of the ASU Divisions.  He was part of the SACS organising team throughout most of the equal pay campaign.

Since becoming a Branch Coordinator Leon has worked alongside, delegates, members and organisers on the SACS portable long service leave campaign and the ‘Fund the Gap’ mental health campaign.  He has also worked with delegates, members and organisers in infrastructure agencies to achieve pay outcomes much higher than the national average.

The main focus of the work that Leon does with the Campaigning and Organising Team is on growing the power of the ASU across all of our industry Divisions.  Union power comes through active delegates and high union density in workplaces like yours.

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1 day ago
ASUVicTas

Every year, Victorian Trades Hall Council hosts a memorial service to remember those Victorians who lost their lives at work.

Join us on the 28th of April for International Workers Memorial Day 2021 to commemorate the workers we've lost in the past year.

The ceremony will include a minute's silence at 11am and an opportunity to lay wreaths.

This event is a COVID safe event and numbers are capped, so RSVPs (and masks) are essential. The memorial service will be held in person at Melbourne Trades Hall. However, this is subject to change pending COVID conditions.

You can RSVP for this event here: www.ohsrep.org.au/iwmd2021
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Every year, Victorian Trades Hall Council hosts a memorial service to remember those Victorians who lost their lives at work.
Join us on the 28th of April for International Workers Memorial Day 2021 to commemorate the workers weve lost in the past year.
The ceremony will include a minutes silence at 11am and an opportunity to lay wreaths.
This event is a COVID safe event and numbers are capped, so RSVPs (and masks) are essential. The memorial service will be held in person at Melbourne Trades Hall. However, this is subject to change pending COVID conditions.
You can RSVP for this event here: https://www.ohsrep.org.au/iwmd2021
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