Notice of Employee Representational Rights
Members may have seen that Berry Street have distributed the ‘Notice of Employee Representational Rights’. This means we are formally commencing bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA).
ASU members don’t need to take any action on this Notice. You are automatically represented by the ASU. Your bargaining team for the negotiations is made up of elected union delegates and your ASU organisers.
Delegates and Contacts Needed
The strength of our ability to bargain for the best EA comes from a strong, dedicated and trained group of elected ASU delegates from across our Berry Street membership. We currently have one delegate elected to represent the entire membership across Berry Street. This means there are significant gaps in delegate coverage across Berry Street and you may not be represented at your site or in your work group.
ASU delegates are well supported and are entitled to access training to help develop skills and confidence to perform the role. We are calling for members to nominate and get involved to ensure a good coverage to help communication across the organisation during bargaining and into the future. Please contact Kristy Lee Tyrell if you have questions or would like to nominate yourself or another member as a delegate.
Log of Claims
The ASU met with members across Berry Street in April to develop Log of Claims (LOC) ideas for EA negotiations. We now require member feedback to prioritise the items to be included in the final LOC. It is important that you take the time to participate in the survey as this will inform the final log of claims document.
Want to get the best outcomes possible in your EA?
- When union meetings are on, encourage other members to come to the meeting with you
- Pass this on to a non-member and ask them to join the ASU
By encouraging your workmates to join the ASU we will have stronger voice for workers at Berry Street. It is easy for anyone who is not yet a member to join online at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrrell | 0419 506 310 | firstname.lastname@example.org