Today (18/11/20) our union raised two key issues on your behalf:

  1. When can we get an ADO approved again?
  2. How much back pay will we get since our Agreement expired 30th June 2020?

Accrued Days Off (ADO)

We know that many members have used all their banked ADOs. During the COVID pandemic it was incredibly difficult to get ADOs approved. What had been a good understanding about how to manage time was paused. Today we demanded that your employer lift the pause on ADOs asap.

Australian Services Union is getting advice about our options to seek the intervention of Fair Work Australia (The Commission) to get this entitlement working fairly again. Applying to Fair Work is how we got bargaining started again after that paused too in the middle of the year.

Our union has lodged an application with Fair Work on behalf of our members at City of Melbourne who are having the same problem.  We will let you know how we go in that case.

Back Pay

Our union knows that members are providing service to the community under unprecedented circumstances.  A lot of you are at the top of your band and rely on EA increases each year. This is a permanent agenda item for all negotiations.

Do you want to speak up about these claims?

Contact an ASU delegate or
ASU Organiser Cindy O’Connor | 0417 551 124 |

P.S. if you have a workmate who is not yet a member of our union ask them to join today.  it’s easy for anyone to join online at


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