Nothing has changed

The ASU and your ASU delegate team had their fourth EA meeting of the second round of bargaining last Thursday 7 November 2019.

Redundancy
Nothing has changed, CoM again have refused to withdraw their claim proposing to change the present EA clauses in regard to redeployment and Voluntary redundancy.

Schedule A staff
Nothing has changed, CoM have completely chosen to ignore your concerns and put no proposals on the table to fix this mess that they created other than compare you to other metro Councils salary scales who don’t have any CBD to compete with.

Wage increases
Nothing has changed, CoM are still proposing 2% increases per year for the three-year agreement.

The City of Melbourne still does not understand and is still not listening to your concerns!

The ASU and ASU members have decided to strike back to get the CEO and CoM to listen and hear your concerns.

ASU Officers and ASU Delegates have made an application to FWC for a Protected Industrial Action Ballot of all members to enable members to take a range of Protected Industrial Actions at the workplace.

The ballot process was approved by FWC on Friday 8 November 2019.

The next steps will be:

  • ASU members at CoM will receive a ballot paper from the AEC in the next week. Please make sure your current address is updated with the union, contact 1300 855 570 to get your address changed ASAP.
  • Voting will open on 15 November, and your ballot must be returned to the AEC no later than 6 December.
  • Make sure you place your vote, and vote yes to all the actions in the ballot. It will be fun, as one of the protected actions will be wearing ear muffs/plugs!

ASU Bargaining reps will continue to attend bargaining meetings and update members through further newsletters and information in regard to the Protected Industrial Action Ballot result.

It is only ASU members that can legally engage in Protected Industrial Action, so now is the time to join your union via https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin and unite with other members to get a fair and equitable outcome.

You must join the union by 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019

Please circulate this newsletter to all other staff members and put on your notice boards and in your lunch rooms and encourage non-members to join their union.

For further information please contact: one of your ASU delegate team or
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 0419 506 178 | smccourt@asuvictas.com.au

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