Thanks for providing feedback about the Enterprise Agreement. You also sent some questions. So, here are some answers.

How do we take industrial action?
Before we can take action, we have to vote. If we don’t get a majority of ASU members voting “YES”, we’re not allowed to take action.

A company called “TrueVote” will soon contact you, asking you to vote on taking industrial action.

Make sure you vote YES within 7 days.

What is industrial action?
Industrial action: anything union members do to show their employer they’re not happy. Going on strike is one kind of industrial action. But it can also be:

  • Wearing union badges
  • Handing out flyers to the public
  • Refusing to do specific tasks

We’ll send a full list of the actions we’re planning on taking soon.

What does ‘90% of the rate cap’ mean?
Buckle up, this one is tricky!

City of Whittlesea charges rates to residents. These rates increase each year. But council isn’t allowed to increase rates by too much. The state government sets the maximum rate increase each year.

This year, the ‘rate cap’ is 3.5%. This means council can make residents’ rates 3.5% more expensive than last year. A pay rise of ‘90% of the rate cap’ this year would be 90% of 3.5%, which is 3.15%.

Still confused? So is everyone else. We don’t like this offer. It short-changes you, AND it’s so hard to understand.

Keep sending in the questions and feedback.

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For further information or to become a Delegate please contact:
ASU Organiser Georgia Symons | 0477 666 328 |

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