City of Casey management has unilaterally put an agreement out to employees to vote on.
None of the Unions representing members supported management in moving towards the vote and are recommending people vote no.
This proposed Agreement provides only a 1% pay increase and then not payable until January 2021, so is in effect only a 0.5% increase for the life of the Agreement, this will amount to less than the cost of 2 cups of coffee a week for many employees. This is insulting to employees who have gone out of their way to support Council requirements in these trying times.
City of Casey management is crying poor even though they are raising rates by the maximum allowed under the Rate capping provisions and are also increasing the waste disposal levy. They can however still find funding for elite sporting fields that appear at this moment to be prioritised above council’s most valuable asset, their employees’.
Compare this to the Shire of East Gippsland who even though severely impacted financially by the recent bushfires and equally impacted with the COVID-19 pandemic have provided their employees with a 2% pay increase which came into effect at the expiry of the old Agreement.
Similarly, compare the situation at the City of Monash who are providing a Rate reduction of 10% and can still honour their commitments to the pay increase as negotiated in their Agreement.
Voting opens on Thursday 30 July and we suggest you vote no to send a message to Council.
We also ask that you share this message widely amongst your colleagues who may not be members of the ASU. It’s important that everyone votes and that everyone votes no.
For further information please contact: your ASU delegate
ASU Organiser Darren Dwyer | 0427 610 148 | firstname.lastname@example.org