Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of underfunding and cost-shifting by the state and federal governments, together with rate capping, have hit councils hard.

There is a funding crisis about to hit Local Government, and now is the time for ASU members to fight back.

We’re holding campaign meetings across the state to talk to workers about what that fight needs to look like.

Many councils will not have enough income in the future to provide the services needed and expected by the community. At some councils, this has already resulted in contracting out; service cuts; record low pay increases; increased use of agency, temporary and casual staff; and vacant jobs going unfilled.

East Gippsland Shire Council meetings will be held at:

DATE: Tuesday 25 February
TIME: 11.30am
VENUE: Civic Centre, Lunch Room & BBQ Area

DATE: Tuesday 25 February
TIME: 3.30pm
VENUE: Kalimna Depot

These are paid meetings approved by management and we urge all members to attend.

We will also be discussing the draft Log of Claims and will be having a BBQ (depending on total fire bans)

What else can you do?

It’s easy for anyone who is not yet a member of the ASU to join online at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

For further information please contact one of your local ASU Delegates or
ASU Organiser Cindy O’Connor | 0417 551 124 | coconnor@asuvictas.com.au

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