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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19 hours ago
ASUVicTas

💪💪 IT PAYS TO TAKE A STAND! 💪💪

Members at Derwent Valley Council in Tasmania were willing to walk off the job to get a better deal. As a result, management have returned an improved offer which fixes the issues members were concerned about.

The agreement will now go out to a vote and it is expected that it will be endorsed by employees.
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💪💪 IT PAYS TO TAKE A STAND! 💪💪
Members at Derwent Valley Council in Tasmania were willing to walk off the job to get a better deal. As a result, management have returned an improved offer which fixes the issues members were concerned about. 
The agreement will now go out to a vote and it is expected that it will be endorsed by employees.

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Now bring on ours , very similar result I hope 👌

Mighty ✊

Michael Muskett lol fat chance

Need to get this at Hume cc. Councils offer is piss poor

Jason Andrew Parsell , your probably right, we will cave again 😡

Michael Muskett or they will hold out like they did last time then say if U don't sign now U will lose this offer

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6 days ago
ASUVicTas

94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations.

Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week.

Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.

We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates.

Stay tuned for more!
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94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations. 
Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week. 
Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.
We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates. 
Stay tuned for more!
6 days ago
ASUVicTas

Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Here's Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes.
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
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Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Heres Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes. 
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏