At the ASU, we help you and your co-workers deal with issues as they arise at your workplace – either individually or as a group. Following complaints from our members about the lack of performance reviews we have taken the step of raising a formal dispute with the Council to ensure they abide by the terms of the Enterprise Agreement.

Your EA requires Council to perform reviews of your performance EVERY YEAR, but we have heard that it has been TEN YEARS OR MORE for some employees since a review was last undertaken.

In September this year Council were pushed to create a system to review performance in line with the Agreement. They now have a process in place to undertake such a review but have decided to only set goals for the following twelve months when reviews are undertaken in January and February next year, rather than actually reviewing the work you have been doing in the previous twelve months. This is not acceptable.

The ASU has called on management to undertake formal reviews into every Council employee’s performance when you meet with your manager early next year and we expect them to agree to do so. Your review forms the basis for possible progression through the pay structure, provides much needed feedback on performance and development opportunities as well as allows managers to find out where you want to go in your career at DVC. It is vitally important that employees are provided the opportunity to be reviewed in line with Council’s commitments during last year’s EA negotiations.

In line with the Dispute Resolution clause of the Agreement, the General Manger now has seven days to respond to our dispute. We will keep members updated on progress.

For further information please contact:
ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre | 0427 813 821 |

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