Maribyrnong and Hobson Bay Councils have advised workers that a decision regarding the potential outsourcing of the Home and Community Care will not occur until February 2019.  This is welcome news because the decision was first going to be made in December last year.

This extension means we have more time to fight for the jobs of Home Support Officers at Maribyrnong City Council.

Council care for older people in Maribyrnong is an essential service. And Council owes it to their older residents and their families to continue to deliver it.

Victorians overwhelmingly support Council services for older residents, regarding it as one of Councils most important responsibilities.

Experience has shown that outsourcing always leads to service cuts, price hikes and job losses. The working conditions that support quality care will be jeopardised. ASU members need secure jobs to pay their bills.

ASU Home Support Officers need your support to keep secure jobs at Council. Contact the ASU directly at jkarslake@asuvictas.com.au if you can help.

Concerningly, the ASU has learnt that Council has decided to outsource the community link bus program (again).  The ASU now finds itself in dispute with Council due to Council’s failure to meet its commitments to notify and consult under your agreement.

We are stronger when we stand together. Ask your colleagues if they are ASU members. If they aren’t, ask them to join in support of the campaign.

We want to congratulate everyone on all their efforts in 2018 and look forward to working together for a win in 2019.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio  |  0400 986 745  |  ldipietrantonio@asuvictas.com.au

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