Over the last couple of weeks, ASU members have come together to set the agenda across the community sector and for workers in Community Legal Centres.

Community Legal Centres Campaign Launch
First up ASU members working on Community Legal Centres gathered together at Melbourne Trades Hall to kick off their campaign for fairer wages and conditions.

The launch brought together workers determined to be properly recognised for the work they do. There was also an update on enterprise bargaining for the Community Legal Centres Multi-Busdionressd Agreement

Community legal centre workers are an essential and valuable asset to the community and deserve to be valued appropriately. And the ASU is by their side.

Our Community Needs Job Security
After the Andrews state government agreed to ASU members’ demands for a fair jobs code for the community sector, we needed to get together to discuss what community sector workers need in the Code.

A Fair Jobs Code is potentially a game-changer for work conditions in the sector if we get it to address the sector’s major issues.

The principles of fairness and security are fundamental to a good community.

In turn, a strong community sector needs fair, secure jobs so that staff can focus on delivering the best possible services for our clients in the community.

We need to make sure the code makes it mandatory for services receiving government funding to:

  • Engage staff as ongoing instead of fixed-term, other than for leave replacements;
  • Stop the overuse of casual contracts;
  • Be bound by an employment disputes process;
  • Approve a family violence policy with DFFH and the ASU; and
  • Allow the ASU to communicate with staff at induction

To get involved in lobbying for a Community Sector Fair Jobs Code contact ASU Assistant Secretary Leon Wiegard on lwiegard@asuvictas.com.au

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