The ASU’s 2021 bargaining strategy is starting to show some real results, as members stand up for better pay and conditions across the state!
Who’s taking Industrial Action?
Geelong Regional Libraries members have started industrial action, work bans are underway and first stop work is scheduled for Friday 2 July! Supporters are invited to show solidarity and a BBQ from 2:45pm goo.gl/maps/EkgSxdAwP66pUypA9
ASU members at Moorabool Shire Council are standing up for a better pay offer after a drawn-out process with little progress. Industrial action has commenced, though non-union members represented by a non-union association have been backfilling work, undermining real union action! Although management put the EA out to the vote this was voted down and members walked off the job on Wed 30 June for their first stop work!
Who’s at Fair Work?
Moonee Valley City Council has been lagging in providing relevant information to the ASU in the course of bargaining, leading to a Good Faith Bargaining application. Information has since been provided.
City of Melbourne appeared at Fair Work in late May and again last week after the ASU lodged a bargaining dispute. This move, along with other strategic moves by ASU delegates and officials has seen movement pick back up after difficulty getting engagement back with bargaining.
Brimbank, Yarra Plenty Libraries and others are engaged with FWC assistance in interest-based bargaining processes.
Where are the No Votes?
We are currently running No Votes with members at Boroondara and this week defeated management’s attempt to vote up a shoddy EA at Moorabool.
Manningham is in the process of putting a better pay offer on the table after a successful no vote in April. A number of other ASU bargaining groups are considering no votes, pending negotiations for better offers.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council members have just voted up their EA after a protracted process. Like Yarriambiack, Mornington’s EA contains dispute resolution options for systemic gender inequality and improved wage outcomes after advocacy from ASU delegates and officials.