ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre has been working towards a resolution of our dispute in relation to the failure of Council to undertake performance reviews in accordance with the enterprise agreement for an extended period of time; more than ten years in some cases.

We’re pleased to advise that Council’s Acting General, Brian Barrett, has agreed to a range of conditions to resolve the dispute.

The terms that we have negotiated are, whilst no performance reviews will be conducted this financial year, all employees, except those who have less than 12 months service as at 31 December 2019 and therefore wouldn’t have had a performance review, or have been subject to disciplinary action which was of a serious enough nature to have resulted in a written warning being issued, or are already paid at the top of their band, will receive an incremental pay increase (e.g. move from Level 3 Grade 2 to Level 3 Grade 3) effective from the start of next year.

Those who are already at the top of their band would not have automatically received an incremental increase through a performance review, however, these employees are also being given an opportunity to put a case forward if they believe that their role has changed considerably since their last review.

The ASU would assist our members throughout this process. The criteria for a level review in the enterprise agreement are as follows:
“For an Employee to progress between levels the position itself will have changed significantly (e.g. the Employee is now undertaking significantly different duties at a higher classified level, in accordance with the classification descriptors)”.

Our negotiations mean that almost all employees will now benefit from an increase in their pay rate and the new performance review process will start next year, with goal setting early in the year.

The ASU negotiated this outcome through the strength of our membership and on behalf of our members. We protect, promote and improve the working conditions and entitlements of our members.

For further information please contact:
ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre | 0427 813 821 | adelatorre@asuvictas.com.au

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