It’s been a big couple of weeks at Moreland and ASU Delegates and Officials are busy keeping members’ issues front and centre!
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been doing:
ASU Delegates and Organiser met with management to raise your MyPay issues. We made progress but there’s a lot still to do.
After the meeting, ASU members at the Depot passed this motion and we encourage all members to adopt the same approach:
“Staff are unwilling to continue using their personal phones for payroll-related processes and will not keep using their own [unpaid] time to input work details.”
This was sent to management giving them until CoB on 25-Nov to outline a solution or we revert to previous methods of providing timesheet info. Every employer should provide necessary equipment and paid time to do the job!
ASU pushed to have consultative committee meetings restart immediately. They will now resume from December so we can formally raise and resolve issues for all ASU members.
Negotiations continue, though because the ASU’s position will be held in person. We’ve sought an additional meeting before Christmas which was agreed, so are meeting on 26/11, 10/12 & 17/12.
ASU told management that all staff, regardless of their choices, should be treated with respect, and that terminating employment must be an absolute last option.
Management agreed to work with employees case-by-case to review their circumstances before making any decisions. ASU Delegate Brett Hudd summed it up when he told them “These are your staff, not your enemies.”
Staff across Council have indicated they will be boycotting Council Christmas events or meetings related to staff surveys due to their current frustrations.
The ASU is planning a Moreland Christmas BBQ to give ASU members a chance to unwind with people who care about your interests and wellbeing, so keep an eye out for that!
Talk to a colleague about the importance of union membership and ask them to join the ASU today via https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Luke Cherry | firstname.lastname@example.org