After pushing back against another poorly developed outsourcing proposal at Moonee Valley City Council, this time for school crossing supervisors, the ASU applauds Council CEO Bryan Lancaster on listening to the Union and making the decision to keep jobs in-house.
ASU Officers met with Mr Lancaster on 7 November to reassert our opposition to the proposal, and outline the Union’s concerns about the lack of adequate benchmarking and consultation.
The response from the CEO was welcome, with him confirming that the proposal would not be proceeding to Councillors, and committing to review the current arrangements alongside the ASU to improve the services and job security of staff in that area.
This is a big win for those staff with the immediate move away from outsourcing, and an ongoing process to reduce the reliance on labour hire into the future.
This decision came amidst a significant restructure of senior management which has seen many senior staff who have been pushing the outsourcing of work and staff reductions at Moonee Valley leave the organisation.
The ASU has been shining a spotlight on many of the recent poor processes and decisions, and we now look forward to an ongoing collaborative and cooperative relationship with Council to improve the job security and satisfaction for our members.
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