CoPP has confirmed that it is ditching its proposed roster of 20.8 FTE and working towards re-opening the library service. This is GREAT WIN for ASU members!

First up will be the St Kilda and Port Melbourne libraries, with Emerald Hill to open later. Sufficient work will exist for all those not performing work in other parts of Council or currently on leave.

This came about after a productive meeting between the ASU, local library delegates and management yesterday.

The meeting discussed several member concerns about re-opening. Management assured the ASU that it was working towards providing a safe and healthy workplace for library staff to return to.

The measures include installing screens at counters, removing furniture to comply with social distancing measures, providing PPE and investigating the use of local laws officers to provide outdoor screening/security.

The ASU also raised the issue of members who had nominated to work in other areas of Council, but that work had reduced hours.

Management has assured us that in the case of someone being seconded to another area where the hours are less than their current rostered hours that they will make up the difference.

Management will be meeting further with staff this week to address any concerns and finalise preparation for re-opening the library service.

For further information please contact
ASU Organiser Hayley Davies | | 0428 161 681.

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