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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Behind all essential services are essential workers.

The quality of these services suffer when community sector workers like Blanche aren't securely employed. These workers need permanent employment, lower turnover and smaller caseloads.

The system isn't working— for workers like Blanche, or for the clients they support. Sign the petition here 👉 www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable?fbclid=IwAR3mrLfsUMxZfBXtGHoyNlNUKhbIezp2...
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Behind all essential services are essential workers.
The quality of these services suffer when community sector workers like Blanche arent securely employed. These workers need permanent employment, lower turnover and smaller caseloads.
The system isnt working— for workers like Blanche, or for the clients they support. Sign the petition here 👉 https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable?fbclid=IwAR3mrLfsUMxZfBXtGHoyNlNUKhbIezp2vIGP9MnNzCbCbO1Dz-77fhbHd6A
4 days ago
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Happy Wednesday— heres some ASU trivia.

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Trick question! All of these workers are local government workers. If you're a librarian, childcare educator or swim teacher who's employed by council and wants better support at work, you can join the ASU here 👉https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

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All of the above

Correct!