Every time a casual worker gets converted to a permanent position, it’s something to celebrate.

Permanent work means paid sick leave and annual leave. But, best of all, it means greater job security.

Recently, 2 ASU members who have worked in casual positions for 8 months at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council found out their jobs will be converted to permanent positions.

Trish and Angelica were employed as casuals late last year. They worked regular and systematic shifts.

When ASU members saw they were not being treated fairly, they pointed Trish and Angelica in the direction of ASU delegate Amanda. It was the moment that changed their work lives at Mornington Peninsula Shire.

ASU delegate Amanda took it on. Council management initially refused to convert these ASU members to permanent roles even though they had been in casual roles with regular and systemic shifts for longer than the required six months.

With her ASU Organiser, Amanda pushed reluctant council management to convert Trish and Angelica’s employment to permanent part-time.

Congratulations to Trish and Angelica on their soon-to-be permanent roles. And congratulation to the ASU members who directed them to their ASU delegate. And thank you to ASU delegate Amanda for her commitment to workers at Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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