ASU delegates at the City of Port Phillip met last week to discuss the following.
Libraries and Parking enforcement
Library and Parking staff hours have been cut by around 50% forcing them to take leave or go reduce pay. It is unfair for staff to wear the burden of Councils financial issues. The ASU have been in discussions and consultation for many weeks seeking to prevent reductions and is now campaigning in the community supported by Progressive Port Phillip. Federal Member Josh Burns has also been supportive and will be writing to the CEO and Councillors on the decision to cut staff hours. The ASU strongly advises all members to refrain from engaging on social media in relation to any employment related matters, however for your information please see the ASUvictas Facebook page for a post on this issue.
Cuts to our members wages are never acceptable. These cuts represent a reduction to services and an unacceptable burden on staff. Stage 4 restrictions have imposed limitations on work that may be performed by our members, however most municipalities have not reduced their staffing in this manner. Shame on CoPP!
Fixed Term Contracts
Council recently reported to the Consultative Committee that there are 90 staff on fixed term contacts. It has come to our attention that some should be offered permanent roles and were inappropriately engaged. Those staff have been converted to permanent roles with the union’s assistance. If you believe you are similarly affected, please contact the ASU for advice.
Your membership is your strength, know someone who is not a member? Don’t forget the ASU recruitment competition is underway until September, $500 is up for grabs for the member who recruits the most new people.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Hayley Davies | 0428 161 681 | email@example.com