Some recent positive outcomes for Salvation Army members, due to union delegate and office intervention are;
- Members at the Crisis Centre in St Kilda have united to push back against TSA stripping away their paid meal break. Negotiations are still underway, but the members have presented a united and coordinated front against management and TSA head office.
- A member at Sunshine has been successfully redeployed into a similar position and has avoided being made redundant.
Hot off the back of these issues, the ASU Salvation Army Delegates Network has recently been established. The delegates group will meet regularly to lay the groundwork and facilitate the following;
- Support a constant union presence and relevance within and across the Salvation Army
- Provide the structure and resources to identify opportunities to strengthen the union, respond and initiate campaigns across the Salvation Army
- Provide the opportunity for the ASU delegates and members to network and share information about local and broader workplace issues
- Present a United front to management when dealing with collective matters impacting on the membership overall. Particularly in response to the recent communication from the Army to the current Strategic Financial Review incorporating budgets and departments across the Salvation Army
- Develop delegates and members to build strong effective union workplaces
The ASU, as always, is by your side. We work with members to ensure that workplaces are fair and just. An effective delegate’s network across the Salvation Army supports this goal. The ASU is refreshing our delegate list and will circulate a delegate list to members shortly.
If you would like to provide any feedback and/or suggestions on how the network can best maintain relevance, purpose and focus please contact:
ASU Organiser Chaz Volpe | 0428 734 459 | firstname.lastname@example.org