Change the Rules on Rate Capping

 

Since the introduction of rate capping in Victoria ASU members have found it increasingly difficult to obtain any fair or reasonable pay increases and the services Victorians rely on every day are under threat.

ASU members at Councils across Victoria are passing a motion to voice their opposition to rate capping:

Rate capping was bought in under the guise of reigning in CEO and Executive salaries and stopping Council waste. In the 3 years since we have had rate capping it has achieved neither. However, rate capping has adversely affected Council services and infrastructure. It has also resulted in wage stagnation for the dedicated and hard working Local Government workforce. This meeting of ASU members calls on the State Government to Change the Rules on rate capping so they don’t hurt staff or communities.

We want changes to the rate capping policy to make sure:

1. Shared services are not be used to reduce jobs, pay or conditions across local governments

2. There is not an artificial cap placed on wages and conditions for council workers covered by enterprise agreements

3. Measures are put in place that stop ballooning wages for senior executives

The ASU’s proposed changes will promote secure jobs, fair and reasonable pay increases, and better funding of the services our communities rely on every day.

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5 days ago

ASUVicTas

No worker should be forced to work in dangerous environments, including workplaces impacted by the smoke haze. Smoke pollution levels are beyond hazardous in many parts of the country. While the critically important work to fight and recover from the fires must continue, any worker who is concerned about their health and safety should contact their manager directly and inform the union.

The air quality today has fluctuated between hazardous and very poor. Avoid outdoor work.
If experiencing difficulty breathing, STOP WORK call 000 or Nurse on Call 1300 606 024.

Air quality in the last 48 hours
A general overview of air quality over the last 48 hours, calculated at one-hour averages. For more information about pollutant concentrations, see the pollutant concentrations graph below.
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No worker should be forced to work in dangerous environments, including workplaces impacted by the smoke haze. Smoke pollution levels are beyond hazardous in many parts of the country. While the critically important work to fight and recover from the fires must continue, any worker who is concerned about their health and safety should contact their manager directly and inform the union.
The air quality today has fluctuated between hazardous and very poor. Avoid outdoor work.
If experiencing difficulty breathing, STOP WORK call 000 or Nurse on Call 1300 606 024.
Air quality in the last 48 hours
A general overview of air quality over the last 48 hours, calculated at one-hour averages. For more information about pollutant concentrations, see the pollutant concentrations graph below.

 

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If the air is recirculating constantly in an office I'm sure there could be health concerns with that alone.

No worker should be forced to drink Fluoride industrial waste that can't legally be dumped in rivers, land or the sea.

Just because you're inside doesn't mean clean air either. Should ask your workplace to have air monitoring indoors and then put in place air filtering/purifiers if quality is bad.

2 weeks ago

ASUVicTas

The bushfires have taken a terrible toll so far and are still a direct danger to many communities. Our members are on the fire front and in the relief centres, doing all they can to ease the crisis.

Thank you to our courageous firefighters and all emergency services for the work you are doing to protect lives and communities, and thank you to our members delivering social and community services to those who have been displaced.

To our members who have been directly affected by the fires, we stand ready to support you.

It’s a horrific start to the new year. Please take care and stay safe.
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The bushfires have taken a terrible toll so far and are still a direct danger to many communities. Our members are on the fire front and in the relief centres, doing all they can to ease the crisis. 
Thank you to our courageous firefighters and all emergency services for the work you are doing to protect lives and communities, and thank you to our members delivering social and community services to those who have been displaced. 
To our members who have been directly affected by the fires, we stand ready to support you. 
It’s a horrific start to the new year. Please take care and stay safe.

 

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Solidarity with all our members who are working so hard during the crisis.

Asu what a great union.