The ASU has received notification from Nillumbik Shire Council of the potential the Council will decide to go to market on kerbside waste collection services.


The letter received by ASU on the 16 November, states 15 employees (13 drivers and 2 team leaders) of the kerbside waste collection team may be impacted by a review of the levels of service, and that “an expanded range of customisable options” would be offered to customers, and council is considering “market testing delivery of the services.”


Once a decision is made on new services, members are entitled to ASU support and representation.


Obligations to Consultation
Impacted union members are entitled to a full understanding of the effects the proposal may have, what measures the employer has taken to mitigate adverse effects, and there is a requirement that the employer give prompt consideration to matters raised by the employees. The decision is to be made at the Ordinary Council meeting on 18 December 2018.


ASU opposes outsourcing, if the decision is made by council to go to market on the 18 December, the Nillumbik Shire Council Enterprise Agreement 8 – 2017 Clause 8 deals with Transfer of Business. And Clause 9 addresses Redundancy provisions, while redundancies are possible, employees may also be transferred to the successful private operator, or redeployed to another role within the Council.


ASU Organiser Will Wyatt and Adam Rodwell will set up a members meeting as soon as practical, further details will be provided when a time and date has been confirmed.


Campaigns Organiser Update
Members may be aware that your ASU Campaign Organiser Prescilla Schwalger has recently gone on parental leave. Will Wyatt commenced with the ASU on 7 November and will be working with members and delegates at Nillumbik going forward as Campaign Organiser, please find flyer attached that updates members with Will’s details.


For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Will Wyatt | 0418 320 625 |

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