A meeting was held between ASU and Moreland Council on Wednesday 29 May at 11am, at which an attempt was made by the ASU to raise member’s issues and suggestions from the meeting held on Monday 27 May.
Moreland Council made it clear that they did not see that your union representatives had a role in discussions and advised they would be seeking to engage with employees directly. This included 1:1 meetings and anonymous feedback forms.
The ASU advised that we are supportive of additional consultation with staff however your employer’s suggestion that the outcome of the FWC discussions meant that there would be no consultation with ASU is strongly disputed. A further request was made by ASU to provide feedback/comments/suggestions from the membership however this was again denied.
Moreland Council’s approach is disappointing and as we were unable to represent members concerns at this meeting- the ASU has sought assistance from the Fair Work Commission again to ensure forward progress on member concerns.
We will keep you informed about further developments.
Representing member concerns through consultative processes is fundamental work of the ASU – helping you and your co-workers deal with issues as they arise at your workplace – either individually or as a group – and campaign to improve the conditions for workers.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio | 0400 986 745 | firstname.lastname@example.org