The first ASU MVCC Community Strengthening Divisional Consultative Committee meeting was held on Thursday 23 January 2020, with concerns and issues being raised on your behalf by ASU Delegates Jacquie Arney and Shadwell Fernandez, and ASU Organiser Luke Cherry.

You can read a copy of the official Minutes for this meeting here.

The following key outcomes/advice are some key outcomes reached which may assist you with resolving issues as they arise while you transition to working with new technology in your role:

  1. Wherever issues arise, try to leave comments on the system to record the issues at the time (i.e. in shift changes), and keep discussing these issues with your Team Leader so they get recorded.
  2. Jobs are paid for time with the client. This works both ways: (a) If a job finishes early you get paid less (unless you fill in the time doing other things with the client) which may allow additional shifts to be picked up or (b) If a job takes longer or a client wants you to stay longer after your shift has finished, you will be paid for the additional time also.
  3. If you want to make sure you’re being paid for the right hours of work let your Team Leader know before your next supervision session and they can access the relevant logs/history for your hours so you can check that against your payslip.
  4. Management advised that there are additional shifts they are trying to fill, so if you want extra work you should raise it and speak with your Team Leader. Key outcomes on this issue are: (a) Any staff member can pick up extra hours if they way, regardless of minimum/average hour arrangements (b) MVCC will begin circulating information about the peak shift times where they have extra work in the regular bulletins, so all staff are aware of this and can express an interest in picking some of the shifts up. Keep an eye out for this.
  1. Completing training modules
    1. Time spent completing training modules should always be considered paid time
    2. Doing training modules is an appropriate task during inclement weather (i.e. if it is over 36 degrees, you may be sent home, but MVCC are equally within their rights to have you come back to an air-conditioned workspace to complete training modules as this is still paid time)

The next Community Strengthening Divisional Consultative Committee meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday 27 February 2020. At the moment we have ASU Delegates from two teams attending, but it would be fantastic to have representatives from each team, including Meals. If you are interested in attending these meetings on behalf of ASU members (and other employees) in your team, please contact ASU Organiser Luke Cherry on 0417 472 497 or lcherry@asuvictas.com.au.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Luke Cherry | 0417 472 497 | lcherry@asuvictas.com.au

Please feel free to forward this bulletin on to your colleagues, and if they’re not already ASU members encourage them to join today at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin and be part of the movement that protects and promotes workers at Moonee Valley City Council!

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