Being a member of the ASU matters. 

Because of the ASU’s intervention, workers at Central Goldfields Shire who had been underpaid for years are about to share in almost $100,000  

The Community Support Workers who provide personal care, respite care and property maintenance services did not receive a travel allowance when using their private vehicle for work purposes. 

The allowance is set out in the Central Goldfields Shire Enterprise Agreement and is required to be paid at rates of 93 cents per km for a four-cylinder vehicle and $1.13 per km for six-cylinder. 

After the ASU’s intervention, the shire checked payroll details and identified significant issues that resulted in workers being underpaid. 

With our industrial and legal expertise, the ASU was able to resolve this historical issue with current management at Central Goldfields Shire.  

Resolving the underpayment took some time, but through it, all the ASU was by the members’ side. 

All workers reasonably expect their employer to calculate their wages accurately and pay them on time, and this hadn’t been happening at Central Goldfields Shire. 

Without the intervention of the Australian Services Union, this underpayment would have continued, and essential community support workers would never have seen the money they were owed. 

Pictured are Community Support Workers with ASU delegate Glenda Simmons and organiser Danny Harris.

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