Restrictions

 

The Premier has announced a lockdown of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from Thursday 9 July:

The areas listed below will be required to return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions – for the next six weeks until August 19. If you live in these locations, there will again only be four reasons to be out:

  1. Shopping for food and supplies,
  2. care and caregiving,
  3. exercise, and
  4. study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

Wherever you can, you should do these things as close to home as you can. But if you do need to leave your postcode, those same restrictions – those same four reasons – travel with you.

List of restricted LGAs
Banyule Glen Eira Maroondah Nillumbik
Bayside Greater Dandenong Melbourne Port Phillip
Boroondara Hobsons Bay Melton Stonnington
Brimbank Hume Monash Whitehorse
Cardinia Kingston Moonee Valley Whittlesea
Casey Knox Mitchell Shire Wyndham
Darebin Manningham Moreland Yarra
Frankston Maribyrnong Mornington Peninsula Yarra Ranges

We are aware that some of you find working from home challenging but please be aware that your employer must not allow you to work from the workplace if it is reasonably practicable for you to work from home. They also cannot compel you to attend the workplace for the same reason.

The Premier also announced that school holidays will be extended by a further week.

Year 11 and 12 students, year 10 students doing year 11 and 12 subjects, along with special schools will return next week as planned.

The ASU will send more specific industry information out over the next couple of days.

If you require further assistance please contact:

The ASU Member Contact Centre
(If you are having issues at work)
 info@asuvictas.com.au
ACTU – Coronavirus Updates (Workers’ Rights, Tools & Resources for dealing with COVID-19)  actu.org.au/coronavirus
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (For the most up-to-date information and advice)  dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline (If you believe you are showing symptoms)  1800 675 398

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5 days ago

ASUVicTas

ASU community sector and local government members met yesterday about the North Melb/Flemington public housing hard lockdown. Concerns raised included the very heavy police presence and impact on residents, vs a health and social service response, and lack of communication with the ASU about the rushed plan. PPE, cleaning protocols and OHS concerns for workers and residents at the impacted estates, and across all high-density public housing were discussed. Meeting motion below has all the details.

Next members’ meeting - 1:00 pm Thursday 9 July
Register here, for link to the meeting: bit.ly/2BCvadQ
More info: www.asuvictas.com.au/public-housing-lockdown-update/

Members involved in the response, please get in touch with any queries about OHS or your rights. Solidarity with all the residents!
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ASU community sector and local government members met yesterday about the North Melb/Flemington public housing hard lockdown. Concerns raised included the very heavy police presence and impact on residents, vs a health and social service response, and lack of communication with the ASU about the rushed plan. PPE, cleaning protocols and OHS concerns for workers and residents at the impacted estates, and across all high-density public housing were discussed. Meeting motion below has all the details.
Next members’ meeting - 1:00 pm Thursday 9 July
Register here, for link to the meeting: https://bit.ly/2BCvadQ
More info: www.asuvictas.com.au/public-housing-lockdown-update/
Members involved in the response, please get in touch with any queries about OHS or your rights. Solidarity with all the residents!

 

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Great work ASU members!

Please consider a list of vital numbers including Lifeline Kids Helpline Family Violence Hotline Drug and Alcohol support. Online options also. With all the concerns for mental health it is urgent that residents have easy access. People may feel so isolated and alone they feel there is no one they can talk to. Hence dome cards or a list would be so helpful. Can these be delivered to every unit in the 9 towers in with bags of food.

#ASUProud

I love this. I'm not working in the sector currently but was a previous member for years. I can't express how relieved i am by this statement..... I live close to the Flemington estate and also lived around the area as a kid. It's been really distressing to see VTHC refusing to speak out on the barbarity of how this is being managed, and acting like charity is the only role for them. Thank you soooo much to all the workers and ASU organisers who put this together 💕💕💕💕

A very fair and understandable list of demands! Great work ASU members!

It's a poorly executed lock up. When all this is over the government needs to demolish those towers and build nicer accomodation.

Philip

#ASUproud

Rachel, this worth noting

I love this

✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼

Jasmine Ali Olivia Nigro Lucy Honan

I don’t feel it’s a problem, police are there in a peaceful capacity.

Good to see ASU onto this. Thanks x

#ASUProud

Thx for sharing

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7 days ago

ASUVicTas

📣📣Urgent Meeting: ASU community sector members to raise concerns about the hard lockdown of public housing in Flemington & North Melbourne. Local Gov members working in this area please join and share! 📣📣

10:30 Monday 6 July
Register at link below, meeting link will be forwarded: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdOivrj4oGdGHM5Z9vlRpw6zsXbTCqdaS

There will be many residents urgently requiring community services during the lockdown period and ASU community sector workers will provide many of these services. It’s vital that you are able to do your work as safely as possible and free from risk in a potentially volatile situation.

The ASU wants to hear from you on any concerns held and that safety measures are in place!

More info at: www.asuvictas.com.au/urgent-covid-19-public-housing-lockdown-members-meeting/
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