The ASU has been negotiating with EGSC on your behalf since early last year and after two successful no votes, we have been presented with an offer we believe is more reasonable.
Whilst not happy about management’s position of withholding backpay, nor the tone of the email put out by the CEO, the current offer is comparative to others across the state. We believe that Council has presented the best offer we are going to get in the current economic climate.
You told us members are still on the fence regarding the current position, and some are considering voting the offer down. It’s worth considering what that will mean if it happens.
The next step, if the EBA is voted down again, is to undertake protected industrial action, and only members of the ASU will be protected in doing this if we did.
Members would need to walk off the job to get management to change their unfair position around back pay, and if we do this even just for one day, many members would lose more from the action than they would from the missing backpay. It’s worth considering this when deciding which way to vote.
Our firm stance has improved this offer significantly, which is something all ASU members can be proud of whatever the outcome.
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For further information please contact:
ASU Delegates: Andrea Court, Geoff Aitken, Nicole Guns, Mick Jakins, or
ASU Organiser Colin Houghton | firstname.lastname@example.org