As you are aware your ASU representatives sought assistance from the Fair Work Commission to assist with a dispute we lodged in regard to a lack of consultation in the City of Casey review of Aged and Disability Services.
ASU Lead Organiser Jane Karslake and ASU Organiser Martin McDonald attended conference with Council representatives in front of Commissioner Harper-Greenwell on Monday 17 February.
The Commissioner wants an engagement committee formed to meet once a month with the first meeting on Monday 24 February. The Commissioner will assist the employer and union to develop a charter for the parties to follow.
The Commissioner has encouraged the parties to develop trust and encouraged the employer to appreciate that the ASU has a lot to offer. The expectation is that Council will share information with the union as we are a major stakeholder, to the extent that is possible.
Our meeting on Monday 24 February will get the ball rolling, to establish who will be on the committee.
The ASU has requested that delegates be released to attend this meeting; however, we are unsure of your availability. Please indicate your availability via SMS to ASU Organiser Martin McDonald on 0418 513 379 for this meeting or future meetings.
A phone conference with the Commission is scheduled for Thursday 26 March at 9am to report back.