Council has decided to: 

  • terminate 19 positions in Community Life! 
  • cut the budget in the libraries by $1.1 million which will lead to proposing the closure of several libraries, along with reducing hours and closing early on Saturdays and closing Sundays! 

Council has also indicated further cutbacks in Leisure & Rec and further departments at council with discretionary cuts of a further $4.5 million. Council stated at its previous meeting there is a $15 million blackhole in the budget. Who’s next?  

ASU are organising a community protest at next council meeting, please come along, support these workers and give council a clear message! 

DATE: Tuesday 23 May 2023,
TIME: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
LOCATION: Geelong City Hall, Wadawurrung Country, 57 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220 

Council is stating that the 23/24 budget has blown out by $8 million -$15 million.  

Why should frontline workers along with the community pay the price for incompetent financial management.? Who’s next in the firing line and what service will get cut?

Chat to a workmate who is not yet a member of our union about the importance of joining the ASU. Join the ASU for your protection! 


It’s easy for anyone to join online at

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 

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