Gippsland Shared Services

 

The Minister for Local Government has announced that Gippsland Shared Services (GSS) project has successfully secured $4.5 million in funding.

The ASU welcomes the State Governments injection in funding into rural communities provided that it is not used to cut jobs, pay or conditions of Council staff.

The Councils have flagged in the past that an entity would be established, but have refused to provide information on how it will affect jobs and Council staff in your local community.

The CEO of Bass Coast SC sent out an email that confirms that a GSS entity will be established but it is not clear how it will operate. The Corporate Information (Records Management) function will be transitioned to the GSS, but it’s not clear what impact this will have on existing staff.

Bass Coast SC say that they are still considering transitioning other corporate service functions to the GSS in Phase 2 & 3. We do not yet know the position of the other 3 Councils and  we don’t know what this will mean for staff in the long run.

We are concerned that the GSS will be used like a Labour Hire company to undercut existing Enterprise Agreements ( i.e., your pay and conditions) and to cut jobs that your local communities cannot afford to lose.

All four councils have to meet with Local Government Victoria before anything proceeds and we have tentatively set a meeting with all four councils in late July.

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ASUVicTas

The ASU Member Contact Centre is taking a lot of calls at the moment. But we’ve also got industrial staff standing by to answer email queries. ASU members with an industrial issue who have access to email can send their query to info@asuvictas.com.au to get a quick response ... See MoreSee Less

The ASU Member Contact Centre is taking a lot of calls at the moment.  But we’ve also got industrial staff standing by to answer email queries.  ASU members with an industrial issue who have access to email can send their query to info@asuvictas.com.au to get a quick response

4 days ago

ASUVicTas

We’re off the the Fair Work Commission tomorrow to stop Ballarat Council from standing down workers. These outdoor workers can continue to be usefully employed and the City of Ballarat is way out of line. We won’t put up with members being treated like this. It’s time the City of Ballarat was kind to its own workers and stopped the planned stand-downs. ... See MoreSee Less

We’re off the the Fair Work Commission tomorrow to stop Ballarat Council  from standing down workers. These outdoor workers can continue to be usefully employed and the City of Ballarat is way out of line. We won’t put up with members being treated like this. It’s time the City of Ballarat was kind to its own workers and stopped the planned stand-downs.

 

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In Solidarity 💪

That's bullshit. They work outside away from people ffs. Disgraceful.

Thank you unions for standing by your workers

The dopey mayor wants to ban people from melb entering ballarat . I don't know what planet he is on

Good to know! This is so unfair of the BCC

Solidarity from Tassie!! ✊✊✊

In solidarity ✊

Solidarity....well done....

Standing with you from WA!

Well done!

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Good luck its disgusting

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5 days ago

ASUVicTas

Some good news amongst the hard stuff right now! A bunch of ASU members at Ermha, including Virginia & Julie below, have signed up for Coastrek – a team trekking challenge to raise funds to support mental health in Australia. All going well they will be walking a long way on Friday 22 May! As workers supporting people experiencing mental health conditions, they’re going an extra mile to support programs and services that make a difference in people’s lives.
To help support their efforts to make a difference to mental health in Australia and sponsor their trek go to: www.coastrek.com.au/fundraisers/ermha2

Go team Ermha! We love the ASU pride in these pics!
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Some good news amongst the hard stuff right now! A bunch of ASU members at Ermha, including Virginia & Julie below, have signed up for Coastrek – a team trekking challenge to raise funds to support mental health in Australia. All going well they will be walking a long way on Friday 22 May! As workers supporting people experiencing mental health conditions, they’re going an extra mile to support programs and services that make a difference in people’s lives.
To help support their efforts to make a difference to mental health in Australia and sponsor their trek go to: https://www.coastrek.com.au/fundraisers/ermha2
Go team Ermha! We love the ASU pride in these pics!

 

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All money we raise goes to beyondblue. Thanks everyone for your support.

Solidarity comrades....well done...

Love it! When times get tough, ASU members jump in and do their bit!