Since our last newsletter on the CoPP EA negotiations, your ASU bargaining team has spent several weeks meeting with City of Port Phillip and their rep to clarify the consolidated document drafted by council.

The draft incorporates the current EA and Part B (Victorian Local Authorities Award 2001) together as one document, and as part of a commitment made between the parties during last negotiations.

Council have also added references to the Victorian Local Government Award 2015 – the relevant Modern Award for your workplace.

Although this process has been time consuming, we want to ensure there are no unintended reductions in current conditions. A clause has also been agreed to cover any circumstances where content may have been inadvertently missed and a loss arises.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 3 July – we will return to bargaining, with CoPP to respond to union claims and clarify their log.

We will be back in touch with members with more detail after getting a full response.

In the meantime, we’re pleased to report health growth of new members and delegates across council. Keep spreading the word that it pays to be part of the union!

Want to get the best outcomes possible in your EA?

  • When union meetings are on, encourage other members to come to the meeting with you
  • Pass this on to a non-member and ask them to join the ASU

If you would like to join the union, please visit: https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Why join?
Your work is the foundation of your life: doesn’t it make sense to protect it? The ASU protects your rights at work, provides expert advice and support and delivers members only savings and discounts. We are not-for-profit, member-owned and run. We exist only for the benefit of our members.

For further information please contact:
ASU Union Reps | UnionReps@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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