Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of underfunding and cost shifting by the state and federal governments, together with rate capping, have hit councils hard.Β  Many will not have enough income in the future to provide the services needed and expected by the community.

At some councils, this has already resulted in contracting out; service cuts; record low pay increases; increased use of agency, temporary and casual staff; and vacant jobs going unfilled.

Some workers prop up services by working unpaid overtime or are stressed because they can’t deliver the kind of service they know the community needs because of a lack of funding .

Under funding or contracting out services can compromise worker safety – they lead to poorly trained staff and shortcuts to save money.

We want better funding for local government to make sure that:

  1. Communities get the services they rely on every day and council workers can deliver high quality services that they can be proud of.
  2. Council workers are paid for all hours they work and that there is not an artificial cap on wages and conditions in enterprise bargaining.
  3. Services are provided directly by council workers in permanent, secure jobs.
  4. Health and safety of workers and the community is not compromised by under funding.

Tell us your story about overwork, poor services, labour hire or failing council infrastructure

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2 hours ago
The ASU is rallying and marching with Unions Tasmania to mark International Women's Day (IWD) and we'd love you to join us.

Sensational Speakers, Solidarity and a Sausage Sizzle (kindly donated by our comrades at AMWU)

Where: Parliament Lawns, Hobart
When: Monday 1 March 2021
Time: 12.15pm

If you are keen to join the rally with your ASU comrades please let ASU Organiser Karen Tantari know at ktantari@asuvictas.com.au or on 0472 512 484.

You can download the flyer here; bit.ly/37RC7EK
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The ASU is rallying and marching with Unions Tasmania to mark International Womens Day (IWD) and wed love you to join us.
Sensational Speakers, Solidarity and a Sausage Sizzle (kindly donated by our comrades at AMWU)
Where:  Parliament Lawns, Hobart
When:   Monday 1 March 2021
Time:     12.15pm
If you are keen to join the rally with your ASU comrades please let ASU Organiser Karen Tantari know at ktantari@asuvictas.com.au or on 0472 512 484.
You can download the flyer here; https://bit.ly/37RC7EK

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Karen Tantari legend! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

24 hours ago
Vic Local Government delegates met on Zoom today to talk about enterprise bargaining, the Federal Governments latest attempts to bring in anti-worker laws, the Crisis on the Frontline campaign, COVID, vaccines & more.......

If you are a delegate keep an eye out for our monthly EBA Update meetings starting the last week in March. Is your area represented? Become a delegate today, contact us on info@asuvictas.com.au
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Vic Local Government delegates met on Zoom today to talk about enterprise bargaining, the Federal Governments latest attempts to bring in anti-worker laws, the Crisis on the Frontline campaign, COVID, vaccines & more.......
If you are a delegate keep an eye out for our monthly EBA Update meetings starting the last week in March. Is your area represented? Become a delegate today, contact us on info@asuvictas.com.au
4 days ago
Exclusive for ASU members

This Wednesday, on the ASU Career Launchpad, we are running a course on Time and Stress management. It's designed to help manage your time effectively and get stress under control.
We don’t want you to miss out – register today!

Date: February 24
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Register here: asu.member365.com/public/event/details/b7bf7462c5ff324609fb520afe352ebda877ed72/1
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Exclusive for ASU members
This Wednesday, on the ASU Career Launchpad, we are running a course on Time and Stress management. Its designed to help manage your time effectively and get stress under control. 
We don’t want you to miss out – register today!
Date: February 24
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Register here: https://asu.member365.com/public/event/details/b7bf7462c5ff324609fb520afe352ebda877ed72/1