Dedicated and passionate delegates from across Victoria came together at the recent ASU delegate conference to discuss issues facing our community sector.
Delegates participated in frank discussions on employment conditions in the industry, changes to funding arrangements, union activity and visibility and the challenges of bargaining.
Delegates endorsed key campaign work and future directions of the union, with a commitment to form a new campaign committee.
And we want all social and community services members get involved.
The first meeting of the new campaign Committee will be at:
DATE: Wednesday 13 November
VENUE: ASU Office, 116 Queensberry Street, Carlton South
You can RSVP to this meeting here https://www.asuvictas.com.au/asu-delegate-conference-report-back-getting-ready-to-stand-up-fight-back/
Delegates endorsed a secure work campaign to deal with issues including funding uncertainty, the rise of fixed-term contracts, issues with implementation of portable long service leave, and an emerging issue of funding uncertainty for equal pay (equal remuneration pay rises that you get each December to 2020, won by ASU members in 2012).
Some of the further detail round this is sensitive and strategic, but we invite members to get involved! We’ve done it before. We did it with equal pay, now it’s time to make the community services sector one that you can build a career with properly paid, secure work, that provides well-resourced quality services to your clients.
You don’t need to be a delegate, or have a background in industrial or other campaigns. You just need to be angry about the way workers and clients are treated by funding bodies across Victoria.
And you need to believe that workers standing together and fighting can help to fix it!
For more information please contact:
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570 | firstname.lastname@example.org