Lisa Darmanin

Branch Secretary

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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.

Lisa became Branch Secretary of the Australian Services Union, Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch in June 2018. Prior to this, she was the first female Branch Executive President elected in 2014.

She was first elected as ASU Assistant Branch Secretary in 2007, with responsibility for Organising and Campaigning and co-ordination of the Social and Community Services Division. Lisa had worked as an ASU organiser since 2000.

Lisa was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in 2016 in recognition for significant contribution to the Victorian Community, specifically in achieving gender equity for women.  She was the inaugural winner of the Zelda D’Aprano Activist Award by Victorian Trades Hall Council in 2015 as most outstanding female activist for her work in the Community Services Equal Pay case and leadership in delivering world first family violence workplace entitlements.

Lisa has spent time on secondment at various roles including in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, working on Victorian Government initiatives in gender equality and family violence prevention, and Victorian Trades Hall Council, where she coordinated the Your Rights at Work campaign in Victoria in 2006.

Lisa was appointed to the Vision Super Board in March 2018 as a member representative having been nominated by the union.  Prior to this role, Lisa has previously been a trustee director of HESTA from 2013 to 2017.

She has a Bachelor of Business, a Diploma of Community Development.

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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