I want to invite you to a meeting to discuss important developments that affect the community sector.

Meetings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday so as many workers in the sector as possible can attend. Discussion at these meetings will be around indexation of community sector funding (The Bad) and government reviews into issues we have been raising through the Essential not Expendable campaign (The Good (hopefully)).

The Bad

The state government have announced that community sector funding will only be indexed by 2% this financial year.  I won’t sugarcoat this part, that’s just not good enough.

An increase of 2% could compound sector-wide practices that cause so many community sector workers like you into insecure employment contracts.

The Good (hopefully)

Just last night Minister Wynne and Minister Williams wrote to the ASU to announce that they will conduct two reviews

One around how the indexation rate is calculated – we can’t accept such a low rate ever again.

And one will be specifically about the issues that members have been raising through the Essential Not Expendable campaign.

Meetings to discuss these developments will be held at:

Topic:    Essential not Expendable Meeting – Leon Wiegard
Time:    12:00pm
Date:     Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Please register in advance for this meeting here:  https://asu-asn-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkdOqhqz8iHNxDjBYXQcR682Ke6tUzFaU0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Topic:    Essential not Expendable Meeting – Leon Wiegard
Time:    6:00pm
Date:     Wednesday, 7 July, 2021
Please register in advance for this meeting here:  https://asu-asn-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcuGqqT8jEtXD4JPRc-uFshGPdeXARA_s

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please speak with your colleagues who are yet to join the ASU about these developments and encourage them to join the ASU online today at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Leon Wiegard
Assistant Secretary

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email