Michelle Jackson

Deputy Branch Secretary

P: 03 9342 3474
M: 0418 539 054

Michelle overseas the Campaigning and Organising team for the Local Government and Energy industry divisions. Along with Leon Wiegard, she is responsible for campaigning and growth across the Branch. Michelle also deputises for the Branch Secretary and Executive President as required.

She first joined the Municipal Officers Association – a predecessor union of the ASU in 1982, when she worked at the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. She became an ASU delegate while working at Hume City Council in 1995. She worked in procurement, contract management, information technology, waste management and building maintenance.

In 2001 Michelle won the ASU Womens Tile Award for outstanding efforts to promote women’s participation in the union.

Michelle became an organiser at the ASU in 2002 and has worked across all industries and areas of the union in both organiser and leadership positions.

Michelle represents the ASU on the Victorian Trades Hall Council Executive where she holds the position of Junior Vice President and on Bendigo Trades Hall Council. She is also a member of the ALP’s Urban Affairs, Housing, Local Government and Infrastructure policy committee.

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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