The Enterprise Agreement Ballot has concluded and the agreement was successfully voted in.

Out of the employees who voted, 57% voted in favour of the new agreement.

Whilst ASU members were encouraging a no vote due to the back pay and other outstanding issues it is important to reflect on the achievements made.

Members’ determination in seeking a better deal has seen excellent improvements in:

  • Wage increases well above the Local Government standard of between 10.5% and 13.5% over the life of the agreement
  • An improved casual conversion clause
  • The introduction of paid Home Emergency leave
  • The introduction of a GPS clause providing some assurances around the use of the data
  • Stopping an attempt to introduce restrictive wording in the Disciplinary Policy and personal leave clauses
  • Increasing the partner’s leave
  • An increase to the phone allowance for aged care workers
  • Agreement of status quo for parking for 6 months and then a review. ASU delegates will be involved in this review

The Agreement will now be sent to the Fair Work Commission where it will need to be approved. Once this has occurred the agreement will be certified and become enforceable.

Securing these improvements didn’t come easy, ASU members fought hard and won. By increasing our numbers and strength we can and will continue to fight to improve your working lives. Pass this on to a non member and ask them to join today. If you would like to join the union, please visit:

Thank you for all those who participated, especially your ASU delegates who played a vital role within the negotiations.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Joanne McEvoy | 0437 035 721 |

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