Banyule Council is pushing forward with a deliberation on the future of Home support.

ASU has reviewed the agenda for the Banyule City Council meeting on Monday March 18. Sadly, on the advice of officers of council, Banyule Councillors will put the future of home support to vote on Monday night.

ASU has consulted with Banyule’s officers, written and spoken to councillors, lobbied local state and federal politicians. ASU maintains a view that it would be better to delay the decision until there is more certainty regarding the future of in home aged care funding, and the future of competitive neutrality as applies in aged care. Both of these issues will likely be subject to decisions by federal and state governments before the end of this financial year. Nothing is lost by a short delay until after the federal election, but a decision made now is unlikely to be reversed.

All ASU members are urged to attend Mondays council meeting. A strong stand from employees and the public can put pressure on Councillors to  reconsider their vote in favour of a full withdrawal from the home support program. Your jobs are at stake. For those not directly impacted, one of the key union principles is solidarity, “touch one touch all” that is why all ASU members are encouraged to attend.

Join us on the concourse out the front of the offices on Flintoff Street at 6:30pm,  before we head up to Olympia, Hawdon & Ibbott Rooms Level 4, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough for the council meeting.

ASU is seeking to speak to the council, and lay out the unions reasons for the benefit of councillors one final time.

The ASU has sought assurances from Director Ms Allison Beckwith that employees are entitled to exercise their democratic rights and attend the Council meeting.

Please share this information with your colleagues and community. We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Will Wyatt | 0418 320 625 | wwyatt@asuvictas.com.au

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