Recently the City of Port Phillip tried to impose an annual close down that would have applied to the whole Council closing down over the Christmas and New year period.
This arrangement would have seen Council directing staff to take their annual leave during this time no matter where you work. Under the terms of the Agreement, Council can only apply this direction to those who have leave and work in physical/community services, not the entire Council.
Council acknowledges this error and It is the ASU’s understanding that the close down will only apply to Childrens Services and Social inclusion teams. Good try though CoPP!