We urge ASU members to attend a meeting on Monday to discuss the offer that your employers have proposed as a settlement to bargaining.

We need your direction on whether this proposal is adequate or what alternative steps we can take to finalise negotiations to your satisfaction.

We need to inform members about their rights and the likely next steps if we reject this offer.

Please attend the meeting on Monday and urge your colleagues to join the ASU https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin and attend.

DATE: Monday 9 May
TIME: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
ZOOM LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85808648854?pwd=ZHlXVnR3MisvNjV1bERmVWdGQ1JZUT09

Key elements that have not met our claims or expectations are;

1. Lower pay offer than anticipated. Management has offered a 9.3% pay increase over the period of the agreement, plus a small lump sum payment at the onset of the Agreement.
While this effectively a 3.1% per annum offer with some front loading the ASU bargaining committee regards the effective period as being over 4 years as expiry of your last agreement was 30 June, 2020.

  • 4% from the commencement of the agreement
  • 2.6% from 1 July, 2023
  • 2.7% from 1 July, 2024

2. Poor pandemic leave clause with no paid isolation leave.

3. The supervision clause is below par not meeting our claim for external supervision or our compromise for an ‘opt in’ for line management.

4. The employers believe that accepting a contract of employment which included ten hour shifts represents mutual agreement. A concept we are contesting.

Further refinements such as public holiday substitution, final wording on clauses including LSL are being sought.

Joining your union has never been more important. Join the ASU today via https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

For more information please contact:
Your ASU Delegate or ASU Lead Organiser Jane Karslake jkarslake@asuvictas.com.au




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