ASU delegates met with management on Thursday 13 May about a new enterprise agreement.

What management want

Management presented their claims on a ‘without prejudice’ basis. They are seeking a three-year agreement that provides some small improvements but takes us backwards in other ways.

The bad news is management are proposing to decrease personal leave to 10 days per year. This is a reduction of two days for most workers. This is a worrying proposal, during a pandemic when we want people to access their sick leave and carers leave to keep the community safe.

Management also indicated that wage outcomes will be constrained by rate capping. They are yet to put a $ wage offer but indicated it would be well below previous enterprise agreement outcomes.

What ASU members want

Over the last few weeks, we have held members meeting across the Council to develop the ASU Log of Claims. You can download a copy of the Log of Claims here. The ASU presented to the meeting and formally served our Log of Claims on management. This will be discussed in more detail at the next meeting as we begin to negotiate on each clause.

Take Action

If you’re concerned about what management are proposing, talk to your colleagues about joining the Union. We are stronger together. The more voices and people in our corner, the more powerful we are at the negotiating table to protect and defend our conditions and achieve a fair pay rise and improved conditions.

Not a member? Check out the benefits of being an ASU member and join Benefits – ASU Victoria & Tasmania (

If you would like further information please contact your ASU Delegate or contact
ASU Organiser Zoe Edwards |

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