Leon Wiegard

Assistant Branch Secretary

P: 03 9342 3408
M: 0438 060 298
E: lwiegard@asuvictas.com.au

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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4 days ago

ASUVicTas

ASU community sector and local government members met yesterday about the North Melb/Flemington public housing hard lockdown. Concerns raised included the very heavy police presence and impact on residents, vs a health and social service response, and lack of communication with the ASU about the rushed plan. PPE, cleaning protocols and OHS concerns for workers and residents at the impacted estates, and across all high-density public housing were discussed. Meeting motion below has all the details.

Next members’ meeting - 1:00 pm Thursday 9 July
Register here, for link to the meeting: bit.ly/2BCvadQ
More info: www.asuvictas.com.au/public-housing-lockdown-update/

Members involved in the response, please get in touch with any queries about OHS or your rights. Solidarity with all the residents!
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ASU community sector and local government members met yesterday about the North Melb/Flemington public housing hard lockdown. Concerns raised included the very heavy police presence and impact on residents, vs a health and social service response, and lack of communication with the ASU about the rushed plan. PPE, cleaning protocols and OHS concerns for workers and residents at the impacted estates, and across all high-density public housing were discussed. Meeting motion below has all the details.
Next members’ meeting - 1:00 pm Thursday 9 July
Register here, for link to the meeting: https://bit.ly/2BCvadQ
More info: www.asuvictas.com.au/public-housing-lockdown-update/
Members involved in the response, please get in touch with any queries about OHS or your rights. Solidarity with all the residents!

 

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Great work ASU members!

Please consider a list of vital numbers including Lifeline Kids Helpline Family Violence Hotline Drug and Alcohol support. Online options also. With all the concerns for mental health it is urgent that residents have easy access. People may feel so isolated and alone they feel there is no one they can talk to. Hence dome cards or a list would be so helpful. Can these be delivered to every unit in the 9 towers in with bags of food.

#ASUProud

I love this. I'm not working in the sector currently but was a previous member for years. I can't express how relieved i am by this statement..... I live close to the Flemington estate and also lived around the area as a kid. It's been really distressing to see VTHC refusing to speak out on the barbarity of how this is being managed, and acting like charity is the only role for them. Thank you soooo much to all the workers and ASU organisers who put this together 💕💕💕💕

A very fair and understandable list of demands! Great work ASU members!

It's a poorly executed lock up. When all this is over the government needs to demolish those towers and build nicer accomodation.

Philip

#ASUproud

I love this

✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼

Jasmine Ali Olivia Nigro Lucy Honan

I don’t feel it’s a problem, police are there in a peaceful capacity.

Good to see ASU onto this. Thanks x

#ASUProud

Thx for sharing

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6 days ago

ASUVicTas

📣📣Urgent Meeting: ASU community sector members to raise concerns about the hard lockdown of public housing in Flemington & North Melbourne. Local Gov members working in this area please join and share! 📣📣

10:30 Monday 6 July
Register at link below, meeting link will be forwarded: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdOivrj4oGdGHM5Z9vlRpw6zsXbTCqdaS

There will be many residents urgently requiring community services during the lockdown period and ASU community sector workers will provide many of these services. It’s vital that you are able to do your work as safely as possible and free from risk in a potentially volatile situation.

The ASU wants to hear from you on any concerns held and that safety measures are in place!

More info at: www.asuvictas.com.au/urgent-covid-19-public-housing-lockdown-members-meeting/
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