Melissa Wainwright

Assistant Branch Secretary

P: 03 9342 3443
M: 0408 384 464

Melissa overseas the Servicing team, responsible for industrial advocacy and growth across the Branch.

She first joined the Australian Services Union in 2003 as a Delegate when the Australian Services Union ran an Equal Pay campaign for Child care workers.  She joined and helped campaign for the right of all Early Childhood educators to be recognised in Enterprise Bargaining which achieved higher pay for all local government workers in the sector across the State.

Melissa became an Organiser at the ASU in 2005, and has been critical in campaigning and bargaining for improved wages and conditions.

Melissa holds a Diploma and has over 20 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education. She has been working at the ASU for over 13 years, completing her Cert 4 in Unionism at ACTU Organising Works and been a Branch Coordinator for 3 of those years.

Melissa has represented on the ASU Branch Executive by speaking at ACTU congress on the win for Equal Pay for Childcare workers, was actively involved in the ‘Your rights at work ‘ and has facilitated many ASU interest groups.

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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