The ASU and delegates have decided to hold an information forum meeting for all Schedule A members.
The purpose of the meeting is to get feedback from Schedule A members on the adverse effect that the present Schedule A salary structure is having on those employees engaged on this inequitable pay scale.
The ASU believe in equal pay for work of equal value for everyone.
City of Melbourne is the only Local Government in Victoria that have introduced a two tier salary system for employees doing the exact same position.
We understand that this means that employees engaged on Schedule A minimum rates at a Level 5 are been paid up to $12,000 less than someone on Schedule AA working in the same position.
Level 6 employees engaged on Schedule A are been paid up to $14,000 less than someone on Schedule AA working in the same position.
The total number of employees engaged on Schedule A is 340 staff currently, with 301 engaged on the minimum salary rates.
The ASU say this is unfair and unequal and has led to a major culture problem at CoM which will only continue to get worse if this pay inequality is not addressed.
The ASU will be holding an afterhours meeting next week to:
- Members to talk about their experiences
- Gather info about the impact (eg gender differences or other unequal impacts)
- Discuss at some solutions and ideas to try to fix this important matter
DATE: Wednesday 31 July
TIME: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
VENUE: ASU Office, 116 Queensberry St, Carlton South (Crn Cardigan St and Queensbury St)
Please circulate this newsletter to all other staff members and put on your notice boards and in your lunch rooms and invite members to attend.
If you wish to attend, or for further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 0419 506 178 | firstname.lastname@example.org