URGENT CALL TO ACTION TO SECURE YOUR JOB IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

The work that local government employees do is vitally important. These are some of Tasmania’s most essential workers and they should not be facing the prospects of stand downs or unemployment as a result of COVID-19.

3,500 Tasmanians who work in the local government sector in Tasmania have been left behind by both State and Federal governments. The decision by the Federal Government to deny councils access to the Job Keeper package is deeply disappointing and inequitable.

Council run services like swimming pools, child care centres and museums have had to close as a result of coronavirus. If these services were run by the private sector they would attract Federal Government support. It is fundamentally inequitable that these workers do not qualify for Job Keeper payments.

It’s time for the state government to offer support and ensure council employees receive the same job guarantees as the majority of the Australian workforce have.

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3 days ago
ASUVicTas

94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations.

Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week.

Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.

We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates.

Stay tuned for more!
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94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations. 
Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week. 
Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.
We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates. 
Stay tuned for more!
3 days ago
ASUVicTas

Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Here's Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes.
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin πŸ‘βœŠπŸ‘
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Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Heres Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes. 
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin πŸ‘βœŠπŸ‘
1 week ago
ASUVicTas

Secure work = better support

Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.

It's dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.

Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable
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Secure work = better support
Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.
Its dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.
Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable

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Great job Shantell!

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Tom Thelonius Fiebig thanks Tom - should be fixed now

Shantell Curnow