The ASU recently wrote to Djirra management asking them to participate in bargaining for a collective agreement across the Community Legal Centre sector. Disappointingly Djirra responded advising this is not something they seek to do and that they already provide generous employment conditions.

The ASU believes conditions for members at Djirra could be improved by them participating in the CLC bargaining, specifically around salaries, workload issues and the right to consultation.

Given Djirra are a specialist CLC ASU members are confused as to why Djirra management wrote to the ASU advising they are an Aboriginal Controlled Organisation not a CLC. We understand the importance of ACCO’s but Djirra can be both a CLC and an ACCO.

What next?
That depends on you. An active and organised workplace is worth its weight in gold. Please discuss Djirra’s refusal to bargain with other staff and encourage them to join the ASU. We will be scheduling a members-only meeting shortly to discuss how to try to get Djirra to agree to bargain for better conditions for ASU members.

For more information please contact:
ASU Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrrell | 0419 506 310 |

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