Bethany – ASU EA UpdateYour ASU bargaining representatives met with Bethany management on Wednesday 25 September to outline members’ final position in relation to the Bethany proposal for a new enterprise agreement.

Members were very clear at the recent membership meetings that the offer presented fell well short of expectations.

It was agreed at the meeting with management that they would come back to your ASU representatives with a revised offer, taking into consideration members’ feedback, and also provide a draft agreement.

It is expected that this process will take approximately 4 weeks. Soon after the revised offer further membership meetings will be convened to vote on whether to accept the offer or not.

Attendance at the recent member meetings was excellent with a number of new members joining the ASU to ensure that there is strength in numbers throughout this process. In addition, a new ASU Delegate was nominated and successfully elected at the West Geelong site. Congratulations to Sabina Mischker.

What to get the best outcome in your new EA?
Good agreements are negotiated in workplaces with strong union membership. Please take the opportunity to talk to your colleagues that are yet to join the ASU and encourage them to get on board. Pass this newsletter on to a non-member and ask them to join the ASU by visiting: https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Additionally, if you are interested to step up as a delegate, now is the best time, please either contact your existing workplace delegates or ASU Organiser Joanne McEvoy on the details below.

Why join?
Your work is the foundation of your life: doesn’t it make sense to protect it? The ASU protects your rights at work, provides expert advice and support and delivers members-only savings and discounts. We are not-for-profit, member-owned and run. We exist only for the benefit of our members.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Joanne McEvoy | 0437 035 721 | jmcevoy@asuvictas.com.au

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