The ASU is making real progress moving workers toward more secure and stable work at Greater Shepparton.
The enterprise agreement at Greater Shepparton provides for the conversion of casual workers to permanent positions after six months at council – and we’re getting the council to stick to the agreement.
ASU organisers recently got two ASU members converted to permanent positions, one full-time and the other part-time.
Converting to permanent positions was terrific news for these members who now have more secure work than they did as casual and temporary employees.
But it’s only the start.
We are now focused on getting almost 150 casual workers at Greater Shepparton converted to permanent positions.
After diligent work and application of the ASU negotiated enterprise agreement, our organiser team worked out that of the 348 casuals at Greater Shepparton, 149 are likely eligible for conversion to permanent positions.
A permanent role makes a huge difference. Insecure work effects a worker’s chance of getting a loan and can make it harder to stand up for decent treatment at work.
Everyone deserves secure employment and more than 100 people in the Shepparton community are getting it because of the ASU.