Please accept our apologies for the delay in letting members know about the results of the election for an indoor delegate for ASU members. As you will undoubtedly be feeling yourself, this week has been particularly busy for both members and ASU officials dealing with the current situation at Derwent Valley Council.

Debbie Hutchinson was elected to the role of ASU Delegate at the Council Chambers to represent members of the ASU within the workplace. Management will be notified of this development shortly and Debbie will be invited to attend delegate training in October and November this year.

In relation to the incident with the geese at Tynwald Park, members should rest assured that the ASU has been actively involved in ensuring our members who are wrapped up in this situation are treated fairly and are kept up to date with information that we have received through our communications with stakeholders, on occasion being the ones notifying our members of what is coming before management have.

The ASU has supported members through the investigations undertaken by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment officers and will be assisting members through the external investigations being undertaken by an independent party under the direction of your Acting GM.

The ASU intends to remain active at Derwent Valley Council long after this incident goes away to ensure that our members are respected and treated professionally, that Councillors and the Mayor stay out of operational matters moving forward and that we have the appropriate channels secured for information to flow from Council to the Union and vice versa to ensure that these situations don’t get out of hand again in the future.

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

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