Enterprise Bargaining at Glenorchy City Council was due to commence in April. Council have had ample time to consider the value of their employees and respond to ASU members claims. There have been 3 meetings to discuss the Log of Claims since early November. Not a single member of the Executive Leadership has attended a meeting.
Yesterday, Council also presented 21 items for discussion. There was little detail in the items they have put on offer. However, there was enough to raise the alarm.
The facts are, Council has:
- not presented a wage offer
- not responded to claims around superannuation or allowances
- not addressed the use of insecure employment
- advised they plan to cap redundancy entitlements at 52 weeks
- advised they wish to introduce stronger clauses to reduce annual leave balances
- advised they plan to introduce new definitions of shift workers/roster workers
- advised they plan to remove the Employee Support Benefit from the EA. The ESB is funded out of departing employees excess sick leave to assist employees experiencing illness and hardship
- advised they wish to remove Study Fees Reimbursement from the EA
This is only a summary and you can find the ASU full claims tracker here.
It’s now over to ASU members to work collectively to remind Council of our value. The ASU is directing members to enact 10 of the 39 the work bans. These bans will commence from Tuesday 8 December. These bans will run indefinitely until an acceptable offer is put on the table. You can view them here.
For further information please contact: Your ASU Delegate or
ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember an employer cannot discipline or discriminate against an employee who undertakes protected industrial action. For more information click here.
Speak to your workmates and encourage them to join us https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin