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:

Council Status Notes
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.

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