At the ASU we want to provide you with information to help you navigate the changes that will happen at work and outside work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This information includes

GETTING THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION
The best thing all of us can do to reduce the risk to ourselves and our families of COVID-19 is to follow expert health and medical advice.

Up to date information about COVID-19, including what you can do to reduce the risk of COVID-19,  and what you should do if you think you have contracted COVID-19 is available at https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

RESOURCES FROM THE ACTU ON COVID-19
The ACTU has extensive COVID-19 Resource that brings together up to date information including OHS Alerts, employer guidance, medical alerts resources, and a workplace checklist.

GENERAL ADVICE FROM MAURICE BLACKBURN LAWYERS
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have provided general advice for ASU members on their rights and their employer’s obligations.  This includes advice on workers’ rights when quarantined, workers rights after a coronavirus diagnosis, casual workers’ rights, and employer’s obligations.

You can download general advice from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER STAND ME DOWN
If you are being threatened with stand-down or have been stood-down please contact the ASU Member Contact Centre on info@asuvictas.com.au or 1300 855 570

WE WILL KEEP SUPPORTING MEMBERS
The ASU is here to support you in your workplace. We will keep providing industrial advice and support to members. But the way we deliver these important services may change.

When arranging meetings, organisers may ask additional questions about how members want the meeting to proceed, and if there are options available that don’t involve face to face contact.

If there is a mass meeting planned for at your workplace, your organiser will be in touch with delegates to talk about whether members want the meeting to proceed. 

Our Member Contact Centre cannot provide health advice, but the Industrial Support Officers in the contact centre can provide advice and assistance about your workplace entitlements.

If you have any difficulty accessing your entitlements please contact:
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570 | info@asuvictas.com.au

 

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3 days ago
ASUVicTas

It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year!

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It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

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Go Shana 💪🏽♥️💪🏽

4 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.

We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank.

Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isn't over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win!
www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
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ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.
We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank. 
Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isnt over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
5 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Win!

ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic. In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate. Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.

This is just not fair.

The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.

Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.

Full details of the procedure here - www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf
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ASU Win!
ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.  In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate.  Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.
This is just not fair.
The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.
Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.
Full details of the procedure here - https://www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf

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It is still ridiculous that you need to use your own personal leave if the close contact occurs outside of work.

What about if you get covid? Long covid?

Great but I'm confused - is this just for employees of the Dept ??