As you are aware the ASU is in discussion with Kingston regarding a roll over agreement.

The offer is detailed below (a copy can be found here);

  • 1.75% (the rate cap for 2022) or $25, whichever is greater. This is an increase of $2.50 per week and delivers a higher increase than the flat % increase to members on bands 1 to 4d.
  • Parental leave provision available to all parents (16 weeks paid)
  • 3 days of ‘flexibility leave’ (non-accrued and accessed by 31 December 2022, pro rata) to all staff who were,
    • described as essential workers under the State Pandemic orders and
    • unable to access flexible working (defined as hybrid working – the ability to work from home or in the office)

The eligible essential workers will come from the following areas within council,

  1. Access Care
  2. Parking enforcement, animal management and local laws staff
  3. Family and Children Centres
  4. Maternal Child Health
  5. Youth and Family Services
  6. Open Space field Workers

In addition to the list above Kingston have also expanded this to include: Library, Environmental Health and Building Surveyors

Improved words around;

  • Essential workers or deemed workers
  • Sufficiently (Managers call) required to attend the workplace or work site to complete their work for the community
  • Employed substantially through the period of the pandemic

Please ensure that you log on to the survey to cast your vote- the majority of members will determine if we agree to the roll over or not.

If you have previously filled in the survey and you belonged to one the 3 new included areas and would like to provide a different response now then please log back in and revote.

It will only take a few minutes- follow the link here:

As mentioned previously there is no right or wrong – we want to understand what your preference is.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio | 0400 986 745 |

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