ASU members at Hobsons Bay City Council have been growing increasingly frustrated with management’s unwillingness to listen to their concerns, and their tactics to try and circumvent the bargaining representatives that THEY chose to represent them.

At the unanimous instruction of union members ASU Organiser Luke Cherry wrote to Hobsons Bay City Council CEO Aaron Van Egmond to outline a number of concerns around Council’s conduct with the current negotiations for a new workplace agreement.

You can read a copy of this letter here.

Given the concerns outlined in this letter it’s no wonder that ASU members feel they have been left with no choice but to implement protected industrial action to get their voices heard!

This week the Australian Electoral Commission will be posting ballot papers out to all ASU members at HBCC. If you don’t receive a ballot paper by the end of the week you should call the Returning Officer Michelle Knight on 03 9285 7110 to make sure they have your current address and request another ballot be sent to you.

When you receive your ballot paper it is crucial to Vote YES to ALL bans listed on the ballot, so all forms of action will be protected. We will then work with members to determine which bans you want to implement and when.

Morale at Hobsons Bay Council is continuing to plummet, staff turnover is at record highs, and the solution of Council Executives is to strip away your leave entitlements and offer you nothing in return. They are not listening to what we have been telling them, and now is your chance to tell them loudly that enough is enough!

After you vote YES to all work bans on your ballot, talk to your fellow ASU members about making sure they do the same, and to any colleagues who aren’t in the Union about how important it is to stand together and fight for a better workplace!

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Luke Cherry | 0417 472 497 |

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