Australian Services Union (ASU) Organisers and ASU Delegates have now attended 8 EBA negotiation meetings in this second round of bargaining.

We are now having constructive meaningful discussions on a number of the ASU claims.

After 10 months of the ASU saying that Schedule A divides workers and denies fair pay and increment increases, City of Melbourne (CoM) has now acknowledged that the Schedule A salary Scales are unfair and have started discussions to fix this two-tier unfair pay system.

CoM have tabled some proposals in regard to pay increases for schedule A staff and annual pay increases for the three (3) year agreement.

ASU Delegates are meeting this week to discuss these proposals and formally respond at the next EA meeting on 20 February 2020 along with other outstanding claims.

CoM has now acknowledged that PPTI (zero-hour contracts) are unfair and is insecure work. ASU delegates are now working with CoM on a new Permanent Part-Time Clause to replace the PPTI clause; this can only lead to a better outcome for all employees’ and give genuine Job security.

CoM has tabled a new Transition to retirement clause and agreed to some ASU amendments so members can access a range of entitlements if they take up this option.

OCS: CoM has also moved in this area were they have acknowledged that the loadings for the Local Laws roster need to change to a higher loading.

The ASU bargaining team have made it quite clear to CoM that our members have no appetite to agree to any changes to the present entitlements in the redeployment and voluntary redundancy clauses.

The ASU bargaining team have proposed better terms of reference for the Consultation Committee so that all policies should come through that Consultation Committee to be consulted along with other matters.

Please circulate this progress report  to all other staff members and put on your notice boards and in your lunchrooms and encourage non-members to join their union.

For further information please contact: one of your ASU delegate team or
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 0419 506 178 | smccourt@asuvictas.com.au

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