ASU officials and delegates met with management today for the staff consultative committee meeting.
Council informed the committee that they are currently working through reviewing excessive leave balances across Council.
Local managers will be reviewing staff who have more than 8 weeks leave and starting conversations with those staff to implement a plan.
The ASU advised Council that any direction to take leave must be in line with the requirements of the enterprise agreement which Council agreed to.
The enterprise agreement includes a commitment to a Health and Wellbeing program being developed including an allocated budget. The committee has agreed to start consulting on ideas in September SCC meeting. Ideas are welcome, and we encourage members to share these with their delegates or the ASU before the September meeting.
After unsuccessful attempts in obtaining data on the number of agency staff Council uses, including length and reason of engagement the ASU has formally notified Council that we are now in dispute.
Council responded surprisingly very quickly but with only some of the information. Data shows that Council has 36 agency staff, however, this was not for all departments and the reason for engagement was not provided.
The ASU has advised the response does not satisfy our request and the dispute is still active. Council agreed to provide more information at the next SCC.
The casual conversion report was not provided; we have been advised that this will be supplied in the next week. If you are a casual employee, with over 6 months of regular work you may be entitled to permanency. Please contact the ASU to discuss.