Moreland City Council advised the home maintenance team that they would no longer be able to access the shed in which they carried out the critical work required for residents.
Council instead advised that such work could be performed ‘on-site at a residents house or at a place of purchase of materials’.
ASU Delegate Gary Ford advised MCC that expecting staff to complete work including use of a drop saw at a residents home raises Occupational Health and Safety concerns for members, and that this is would not be acceptable.
MCC later provided a small storage area, which again was raised as being inadequate.
After multiple email exchanges and internal discussions between the home maintenance team, they were advised that they have now been allocated a new space which meets all the needs and storage requirements of this team.
Gary Ford mentioned “it is difficult for the ones on the receiving end to feel like they really belong and their work is valued. Home maintenance is not an easy job and without a workshop it makes it very very difficult. A big thank you to organisers Lorraine and Mick for your continued support on this matter”
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