Last week the Australian Services Union wrote to Brimbank City Council about their proposal to transition out of in-home aged care. You can download that letter here.

This week we received a response from Brimbank City Council’s Manager of Community Care. You can download a copy of the response here.  

The main points are:

  • Members have the choice to transmit to the new employer, be made redundant, or seek redeployment or apply for the retained CCW roles with council
  • There will be about 15 jobs retained by council
  • Any offers from council will be no less [hours] than what they are currently contracted for
  • Councils retained roles will vary slightly, but no more than 20%

The survey results have determined ASU members’ preferred methodology for calculating average weekly hours for severance payments. 

80% of members are in favour of calculating average weekly hours as the greater of the average over the last year, or over the last 5 years. The ASU will put this forward to management as the preferred method for calculating weekly severance payments.

We have asked for a meeting with the Manager Community Care to tease out the final details and to advocate for ASU members’ preferences and suggestions. We are hoping this meeting will be confirmed soon.

We will update you on any new information in a teleconference on Monday 25 May. Details of the teleconference will follow in a text message to you.

Please update your contact details with ASU by calling the ASU Members Contact Centre on 1300 855 570

For any further information, please contact your local ASU delegate or
 ASU Organiser Will Wyatt | wwyatt@asuvictas.com.au | 0418 320 625.

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