The Department of Health has advised that all aged care workers within Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire delivering personal care are required to wear masks.

Wearing masks has been established as reducing cross-infection and the Department of Health now advises all workers who work in residential aged care or provide in-home care support in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire to wear surgical masks when providing close personal or clinical care.

Aged Care Providers must provide the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for their staff.

If you have any difficulties in accessing masks for your next personal care appointments, please speak to your Delegate or Health and Safety Representative to take the matter up in your workplace.

With Brimbank Council employees receiving a pay increase as we tick over another financial year, now is a timely reminder that the commencement of Enterprise Agreement negotiations is not far away. Start thinking now about what you want to see implemented in your new agreement. Log of Claims meetings are usually held 5 to 6 months prior to the expiry of the agreement.


Name: June Cozens
Position: Libraries
Located: Deer Park Library
Years as a member: 28
Years as a delegate: 10
Favourite ASU memory: “Getting the additional superannuation contribution for employees on unpaid maternity leave”.

Think the ASU need to know something? Contact one of your delegates below
Tim Aitchison, William Andrew, Debra Borysiewicz, Ben Ciantar, Anthony Cimino, Kristi Coburn, June Cozens, Arthur Craig, Almudena Di Gregorio, Ann Forman-Todd, Dhiraj Joti, Elaine Langham, Jason McArthur, John McGawley, Matthew Mihaljevic, Elizabeth Piacquadio, Mark Redmond, Zia Rehman, Matthew Roche, Linda Stafford, Phillip Surplice, Jim Vickers, Ben Weber, Dylan Weeks, Tracie Yin.

In what year did the ‘WorkChoices’ rally take place?

The answer will be provided in the August edition.

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