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.

Mildura Rural City Council meeting dates and times:

DATE: Tuesday 11 February
TIME: 7.00am
VENUE: Red Cliffs Depot – Tea Room

DATE: Tuesday 11 February
TIME: 9.00am
VENUE: Madden Avenue – Conference Room

DATE: Tuesday 11 February
TIME: 12.00pm
VENUE: Alfred Deakin Centre – James Matthew Room (Library)

DATE: Tuesday 11 February
TIME: 6.00pm
VENUE: Madden Avenue – Conference Room

DATE: Wednesday 12 February
TIME: 7.00am
VENUE: Benetook Depot – Thompson Room

We urge all members to attend.

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 Austin Fabry | 0436 481 684 | afabry@asuvictas.com.au

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