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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1 day ago

ASUVicTas

Did you miss our Maribyrnong Candidate Forum here? You can watch it here. Fast forward to the 3.45 minute mark, that’s when the talking starts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Martin you've spent enough time in council and our rates have continued to rise. It's time for a change. We need a council that supports residents, not just big business!

Maybe we could do a review of the CEO's salary? Councillors voted to increase it in a secret meeting last year and, to my understanding, have refused to release the details of his new salary.

Good point by Susan Yengi - it'd be great for youth to have somewhere meaningful to spend their time. It'd also be great to have more focus on alternative transport options other than just cars.

Mohammed went some way to answering the question by saying more investment in mens sheds and neighbourhood houses which help break down social isolation which is a contributor to mental health

Can any of the candidates justify why our rates are among the highest in Victoria and higher than both Toorak and Brighton. This concerns residents.

Great to hear from the candidates!

Great input well done ASU

a very informative forum, thanks candidates, and organsiers.

Thanks for taking the time candidates, even the ones that annoyed me!

Very interesting conversation tonight. Thanks ASU and all participants.

I’m really concerned as a resident about low job security for lowest paid part time council workers. What will you do to improve this at Maribyrnong? With rates being what they are council can afford to do better.

Greg and Barry - all have put out material authorised and printed by Huong Nguyen. Available at the misleadingly named 2020 Maribyrnong Council Election page

Make no mistake: Martin Zakharov is STILL looking to give away our beloved park. He just won't listen.

SAVE FOOTSCRAY PARK!

Very textbook response Liz Walsh

Rates are part of broader influences, ie; State regs - its about getting more 'bang for your buck $"

Where are the rest of the candidates?

If Simon is all for people keeping their jobs, why was he happy to outsource aged care?

Mohamed loved your work during the tower lockdown

Perhaps our elected candidates need to press and advocate to state government for more funding

Oh classic Zakharov. Dissemble and confuse, and avoid owning the fact that the workers were stood down.

They do not have the same conditions.

Mohamed you're a breath of fresh air. We need you in council!

I'm in the ASU and I got a text message about it

oh like that place theyre proposing at the funeral home in seddon? isnt that a pseudo-eco place with no parking?

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3 days ago

ASUVicTas

Tim Sullivan's day job is as a crisis hero helping to change the lives of locals who have been or are at risk of homelessness.

This work makes a difference every day to people in the Bendigo region.

Outside work, Tim spends much of his time as a union activist. He's an active member of Bendigo Trades Hall Council Executive and even set up their new library.

We are really proud of the work Tim does in his community. And we are thankful to him for his commitment to the union.
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Tim Sullivans day job is as a crisis hero helping to change the lives of locals who have been or are at risk of homelessness. 
This work makes a difference every day to people in the Bendigo region.
Outside work, Tim spends much of his time as a union activist. Hes an active member of Bendigo Trades Hall Council Executive and even set up their new library.
We are really proud of the work Tim does in his community. And we are thankful to him for his commitment to the union.

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Great job Tim!

Thank you Tim

Thank you Tim 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Onya, Tim. 👏👏👏👏👏

Thanks Tim

Legend!! 🌟

Thank you for your service

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ping Tash Joyce & #bendigo

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4 days ago

ASUVicTas

Without any consultation with the workers who will be affected, Stonnington City Council has proposed a new uniform.

But ASU members at Stonnington's depot aren't alone trying to have their views heard – the ASU has been by their side.

Assistant Branch Secretary Melissa Wainwright visited the depot to discuss their concerns with the proposed uniform.

Shout out to all the great delegates at Stonnington depot who do fantastic work.
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Without any consultation with the workers who will be affected, Stonnington City Council has proposed a new uniform.
But ASU members at Stonningtons depot arent alone trying to have their views heard – the ASU has been by their side.
Assistant Branch Secretary Melissa Wainwright visited the depot to discuss their concerns with the proposed uniform.
Shout out to all the great delegates at Stonnington depot who do fantastic work.