The bargaining committee met on Wednesday 8 May, this meeting was predominantly spent with Maribyrnong City council providing responses to each of the ASU’s 33 claims.  Please review ASU log here.

Council’s standard line to majority of the claims was that it would incur a cost, and council did not agree.  The ASU requested a range of costing evidence to ascertain how much certain clauses would cost over the life of the Agreement.

There are a number of claims which incur no cost to council which Council also rejected as Council them to be deemed to be ‘restrictive’ for the employer- for example the dispute resolution clause.

Requests were made for the ASU to provide further information on several claims.

It is important to note that this was the first meeting of negotiation and providing arguments in support and or against each claim.

Council provided their proposed changes to the relevant appendixes.  Other than for the Leisure centre these are purely to simplify wording without reducing/improving any entitlements.

Council are proposing changes to Leisure centre classifications for various positions, inclusion of training and team meeting guidelines and currency of qualifications.  We have attached these for review and will be organising or further discussing these with members I the near future.

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ASU organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio will be organising a range of visits over the next fortnight to provide further details.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio | 0400 986 745 | ldipietrantonio@asuvictas.com.au

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