The Fair Work Commission has issued a decision and orders to stop the GPSC Enterprise Agreement applying to early childhood staff and educators that have been forced to choose between redundancy or staying on with the new provider.

Kardinia Childcare & Kindergarten don’t have to comply with golden plains shire council enterprise agreement terms and conditions.

The orders can be viewed here.

This decision reinforces the need for a strong union. To make a strong union, more members joining means you are better able to negotiate things like;  a transfer of business or redundancy clause into your agreement, that can ensure employees are looked after, if a council decides to privatise.

Your membership is your strength, know someone who is not a member? Pass this newsletter onto them and ask them to join online at

If you want us to ask questions on your behalf please contact:
ASU Organiser Will Wyatt | | 0418 320 625


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