Across Victorian local government, some councils are what they can to keep workers employed. But others are not.
Thousands of people have been stood-down or are casuals who are not receiving shifts.
Maribyrnong City Council has even terminated the employment of casuals.
Back in March, the ASU branch secretary Lisa Darmanin wrote to every Victorian council asking how they plan to treat their staff; we have compiled the responses that we have received.
The list and the different approach councils have taken to keeping people working shows that some council managers value council workers and the contribution they make to their communities.
Other CEOs and highly paid directors have shown that they have little concern for the wellbeing of their staff by standing-them down.
ASU officials, organisers and our specialist legal team are focused on defending members’ jobs against unnecessary stand-downs.
If you have information on how your employer is treating staff, please let your ASU delegate or organiser know.
We’re by your side and will keep focused on maintaining jobs in local government and on members’ safety at work.