At a meeting of ASU members from across Moreland City Council on Thursday 12 May, union members voted overwhelmingly to accept a significantly improved EBA offer.

The offer was also unanimously accepted by ANMF members on Wednesday.

After work bans by ASU members drew enormous community support for workers, CEO Cathy Henderson met with bargaining representatives and tabled a new offer, including:

  • 10 days p/a paid pandemic leave
  • $5pw allowance for field staff who use their personal phone for work
  • $20pw to cover expenses for staff directed to work from home due to a pandemic
  • Home care staff no longer required to use leave when not available for shifts
  • 3-hour minimum shift for library staff
  • 20mins pay per week for library staff on customer service duties for admin work
  • Introduction of library span of hours (8:00am – 8:30pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Significantly improved paid parental leave

The offer includes pay increases as follows:

  • Year 1: 2.6% or $42pw, whichever is greater (backdated to 1 July 2021)
  • Year 2: 2.1% (applied from July 2022)
  • Years 3 & 4: 2% or the rate cap, whichever is greater

This represents increases of over 3% for almost all ASU members backdated to 1 July 2021 (with over $2,000 of backpay), plus 2.1% from July this year.

The offer was accepted by the vast majority of ASU members at a meeting on Thursday.

We know these improvements would not have been achieved without the hard work, solidarity and resolve of ASU members and delegates.

ASU membership costs around 1% of a council worker’s wage and led to far greater gains in this EBA alone, so talk to a colleague about joining at www.asu.asn.au/ASUJoin and keep momentum going to improve the future working life at Moreland.

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

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