Representatives from the ASU met with management (including the CEO) yesterday to discuss the requirement to follow process regarding any pending redundancies at the BALC.

Issues raised include.

  • Management approaching individual employees seeking to offer them revised positions (without providing any revised PD or increase of hours in their contract).
  • These offers being done during a consultation period.
  • Toxic work environment at BALC.
  • Heightened levels of anxiety amongst workers at BALC.
  • Increased workload for remaining members at BALC.

BCC management expressed a strong desire to resolve these issues to avoid progressing any dispute to the Fair Work Commission.

Following this meeting it was agreed,

  • Management would distribute a revised timeline for consultation.
  • Any proposals now to be provided by Wednesday 17 Feb.
  • If required, the entire process to be extended by 1 week.

The ASU proposed some initiatives that Council has committed to consider. Including, seeking expressions of interest for voluntary redundancy from the broader workforce at BALC, with back filling, including training if required by anyone who doesn’t want to accept a redundancy.

For identified people who accept the redundancy, it was agreed the process would be expediated.

As always, the ASU will represent and advocate for members who face this kind of scenario.

Please forward this on to anyone that you know who works at BALC and is not an ASU member.

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If you have any queries please contact and ASU Delegate or
ASU Organiser Darren Dwyer | 0427 610 148 |

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