The ASU has a big year of bargaining ahead of us, especially in the Local Government sector where 15 of Tasmania’s 29 councils are already or will be this year, bargaining for new agreements.
All of Tasmania’s largest councils are included in the list and each of the 15 agreements will require significant time and resources to complete. Some councils are refusing to bargain, some have delayed the start of bargaining by looking at different options and at one council we are in the middle of bargaining disputes and no vote campaigns.
The list includes the following councils:
|Hobart||Expired||Two no votes. Further meetings to take place.|
|Kentish||Expired||Looking for multi-employer agreement.|
|King Island||Expired||Management refusing to start bargaining.|
|Latrobe||Expired||Looking for multi-employer agreement.|
|Burnie||30 June 2020||Starting bargaining soon.|
|Central Highlands||30 June 2020||No news yet.|
|Devonport||30 June 2020||Starting bargaining soon.|
|Huon Valley||30 June 2020||Starting bargaining soon.|
|Kingborough||30 June 2020||Starting bargaining soon.|
|Launceston||30 June 2020||No news yet.|
|Southern Midlands||30 June 2020||Starting bargaining soon.|
|Central Coast||01 September 2020||No news yet.|
|Glenorchy||06 October 2020||No news yet.|
|Clarence||31 October 2020||Already looking at agreement simplification.|
|Derwent Valley||31 December 2020||No news yet.|
If you are at one of these councils, now is the time to get active. Touch base with your Organiser, let them know what you can do to help and start thinking about what you want to see in your new enterprise agreement.