It’s nearly here! The vote for your Enterprise Agreement runs 2 – 6 August.

Why Vote No

This is your EA. Council is putting a not-agreed EA to vote that doesn’t meet standards members consistently voted for in meetings. Every single vote counts and we can’t turn this around without at least 50% of votes against the offer. It’s really important you vote and select NO. It’s also critical to talk to others, to get a big turnout from staff to vote NO and get back to bargaining an agreeable outcome.

Three reasons to vote NO in this ballot:

  • No dollar amount – to ensure a greater increase for lower bands
  • Reductions in KM reimbursements
  • Reductions in Standby and Oncall allowances

Are surrounding councils offering a dollar amount?

  • Knox – YES
  • Cardinia – YES
  • Frankston – No (But wages increase 2.5% – 4%)
  • Greater Dandenong – No (But min increase of 2.25%)
  • Mornington Peninsula – YES
  • Yarra Ranges – No (But min increase of 2%)

Not all councils band positions the same, e.g. Knox CC have a local laws position at a higher banding than Casey have currently.

Reminder: Council’s Wage Offer

  • Backpay – 1%
  • 2021 – 1.5%
  • 2022 & 2023 – Rate cap
  • Sign on bonus – which will have superannuation and tax taken out of it -so don’t expect the full $1000 as a full time employee.

If we win the No Vote…

We need to continue bargaining in good faith – this doesn’t mean starting from scratch. We are confident members would likely accept an offer that improved a couple key issues. This would recognise their hard work and show them they are valued!

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For further information please contact
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio | 0400 986 745 | Ldipietrantonio@asuvictas.com.au

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