The ASU was set to hold members meetings at Moyne Shire Council about our Crisis on the Frontline campaign.
These meetings on Thursday 19 March have been cancelled.
The reason is simple – we do not want to put ASU members or staff at any increased risk by bringing people together in one place.
But our efforts to make sure local government services receive the funding they need will continue.
Right now we are looking at non-face to face ways, like phone conference calls or online video meetings, which we can use to build our campaign.
Once we have decided on the most effective way to hold meetings without bringing people together in the same space, we will reschedule the Crisis on the Frontline campaign meeting.
We will keep delivering the same support to members
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASU is changing the way we deliver services to members.
But without question, we will keep providing the industrial advice and support you need.
Our commitment to being by your side will never change, but the way we deliver these important services will change until it is safe to hold campaign meetings again.
Our specialist industrial organisers will be spending much more time on the telephone with members rather than in face-to-face meetings.
And when meetings are being considered, organisers may ask additional questions about how members want the meeting to proceed, and if there are options available that don’t involve face to face contact.
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
Our Member Contact Centre cannot provide health advice, but the Industrial Support Officers in the contact centre can provide advice and assistance about your workplace entitlements.
If you have any difficulty accessing your entitlements please contact:
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570 | firstname.lastname@example.org