The ASU has been advised that Eastern Region Libraries management has started to send letters to employees asking them to sign an agreement allowing Eastern Region Libraries to reduce their wages by 20%.
ASU advice to members is to not sign this agreement and to refer it to the ASU to deal with on your behalf.
You can not be required to sign any document against your will and coercion in the form of saying “if you don’t sign this you will be stood down without pay” (or something to that effect) is illegal.
Eastern Region Libraries hasn’t had their funding cut and with casual employees not being provided with ongoing shifts, the current workload being experienced is such that a reduction of hours isn’t warranted.
If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact:
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570 | email@example.com