ASU Officials and Delegates have been bargaining with Council representatives over the past 5 months.
City of Melbourne (CoM) chose to end bargaining without agreement from all bargaining parties and put the not-agreed, sub-standard agreement out to vote. This offer was rejected by 74% of the 1,192 employees who voted.
The key issues for voters included inequitable wage tiers (schedules), unfair changes to redundancy and redeployment and a poor wage offer.
The ASU and delegates have decided to survey members on taking Protected Industrial Action. We want to gain a better understanding of the types of action that members are prepared to engage in to strike better deal from CoM.
By completing this survey, you will give us an idea of what action you want us to propose to take. Any proposed actions will have to go through a formal application to the Fair Work Commission for protected industrial action approval. You will be asked to formally vote again in that process.
Results will assist in our efforts to try and deliver a better outcome to the present impasse and put CoM on notice that ASU members believe a better outcome can be achieved for everybody.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 0419 506 178 | firstname.lastname@example.org