On Tuesday 4th May 2022 ASU members across Moreland City Council walked off the job in protest at the low pay offer and their treatment from senior management at the Council.
Members at the Hadfield depot were off the job all day, enjoying a solidarity breakfast with other ASU members from across Council and remaining on strike for the remainder of the day.
In the afternoon all ASU members from across Moreland City Council walked off the job as well to came together in a rally outside Brunswick Town Hall, showing the combined strength of unionists from libraries, home care, customer service, local laws, and workers from right across the span of council services standing in solidarity to fight for a common goal.
Members have since described the day as amazing, an incredible showing of solidarity across council, a turning point in the culture at Moreland Council, and “just the beginning” as the fight to oppose real wage cuts and to improve working conditions ramps up!
The ball is now in the CEO’s court with the ASU having expressed a desire to return to the bargaining table early next week to resolve the outstanding issues, and existing bans have been escalated from today with an expectation more work bans will be notified shortly to commence next week.
We will keep you informed so watch out for more ASU updates.
ONLY ASU members are protected in implementing these work bans, so if you are not an ASU member join today at www.asu.asn.au/ASUJoin, and remember to talk to your co-workers about supporting the fight to improve wages and conditions for all Moreland council members.
For more information please contact
Luke Cherry | Acting Lead Organiser | firstname.lastname@example.org
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