ASU members at Gannawarra Shire Council recently met to discuss our campaign for better funding of local services, secure jobs and fair wage increases: Crisis on the Frontline.

Over the past few years we have seen councils starved of funds which have led to cuts to services, outsourcing and privatisation, increased insecure work and depressed wage growth.

Right now, thousands of council workers across Victoria are fighting and taking action because their employers are offering wage increases of around 1 per cent. Many other councils have already foreshadowed wage offers below the 1.5 per cent rate cap.

This is our Crisis on the Frontline.

Our campaign will change the narrative around local government and will unite the community around the importance of strong – and properly funded – council services.

The first step in this campaign is to acknowledge, celebrate and publicise the incredible contributions our members make to their communities every day. We want to share and celebrate the stories of those who go above and beyond and make a difference: our Local Heroes.

Local Heroes can be nominated by filling out a nomination form or online at

The only way we can win better funding, secure jobs and fair wage increases is to have a strong union with all workers working together. We encourage anybody who is not yet a union member to consider the benefits of ASU membership and to join the ASU.

If you have any questions or want to hear more about the campaign please contact:
ASU Organiser Clay O’Brien | 0476 330 885 |

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