ASU members have raised health and safety and logistical concerns about the all staff meetings to take place later this week. As you will be aware, the City of Melbourne has directed employees to participate in one of four meetings.
The ASU has written to Justin Hanney, CEO this morning to raise health, safety and logistical concerns and request that an online link be made available so that employees can participate from home, or alternatively from a City of Melbourne work site. You can find a copy of the letter here.
We hope that over the next few days, that consultation will occur, so we can ensure that workers can participate in these meetings safely. However, in the event that the City of Melbourne proceeds as planned with the in person meeting, we have been advised by People and Culture that those employees who do not attend may be required to produce a medical certificate to justify their absence. We have asked what action will be taken against employees who do not attend and they have not answered.
We recommend if you do not feel safe attending the meetings, that you speak to your doctor and ensure you have a certificate to cover your absence.
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss further, please contact the member contact centre on 1300 855 570.
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