ASU members at Launch are being threatened with disciplinary action if they don’t provide information that amounts to breaking an industrial action ban. The ASU believes this is not a lawful direction and that members do not have to provide information like that which is required to update a support period.
The ASU has now written to Launch management stating that threatening disciplinary measures to those who do not comply with this direction is a capricious attempt to undermine the collective bargaining efforts of Launch ASU members.
Should Launch fail to provide confirmation that they will not be pursuing any disciplinary action against members who do not comply with the direction to complete the relevant spreadsheet by 4pm today, the ASU will be making an application to the Fair Work Commission for bargaining orders due to Launch’s failure to comply with good faith bargaining requirements.
In the meantime, the ASU advises members to continue in their current ban on ‘opening, updating, or closing support periods, or submitting reports relating to Validata to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’.
Launch’s actions show that your continued industrial action is working. By continuing to stand together you have a better chance of achieving a fair deal through Enterprise bargaining.
For more information or to find out how you can get more involved please contact:
ASU Organiser Kristy lee Tyrrell | 0419 506 310 | firstname.lastname@example.org