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,
- Access Care
- Parking enforcement, animal management and local laws staff
- Family and Children Centres
- Maternal Child Health
- Youth and Family Services
- 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSJFSMS
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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