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.

Itโ€™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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2 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

The ASU stand in solidarity with the striking members of the United Workers Union at McCormick foods. These workers have now been on strike for five weeks fighting for their first pay rise in five years. In response McCormick foods have put out an enterprise agreement that would have cut their pay by $500. This is what corporate greed looks like.

Last week the workers rejected this shameful offer by over 90%.

McCormick foods have made millions over the past year on the backs of the hard work of their skilled workforce and itโ€™s time they made a fair offer.

One day longer, one day stronger.
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The ASU stand in solidarity with the striking members of the United Workers Union at McCormick foods. These workers have now been on strike for five weeks fighting for their first pay rise in five years.  In response McCormick foods have put out an enterprise agreement that would have cut their pay by $500.  This is what corporate greed looks like.
Last week the workers rejected this shameful offer by over 90%.
McCormick foods have made millions over the past year on the backs of the hard work of their skilled workforce and itโ€™s time they made a fair offer.  
One day longer, one day stronger.
3 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

Last Monday we held a mass members meeting with Community Carers wanting to Fight for Aged Care in Local Government!

It was so big we had to have an additional meeting on Wednesday. Here is a picture of carers with thier fists raised at the Wednesday meeting.

Aged Care in council is safe, needed and works. These carers will fight against its privatisation." #LGCares #AgedCare Yarra Ranges Council
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Last Monday we held a mass members meeting with Community Carers wanting to Fight for Aged Care in Local Government! 
It was so big we had to have an additional meeting on Wednesday. Here is a picture of carers with thier fists raised at the Wednesday meeting. 
Aged Care in council is safe, needed and works. These carers will fight against its privatisation. #LGCares #AgedCare Yarra Ranges Council
3 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

This is Johnno, agreeing that only the ASU protects outdoor workers at East Gippsland Shire Council!
He is with Andrea Court our delegate. Andrea has been a member since the first-ever enterprise agreement at the shire. She has negotiated EVERY Agreement since then! What a champion & holder of incredible knowledge. This year, she is negotiating better pay and conditions in the new East Gippsland Shire Council Enterprise Agreement.
Want a better deal at East Gippsland Shire or any other council in Victoria or Tasmania? Then join Andrea & Johnno as members of the ASU here: bit.ly/3fsj3Bu
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This is Johnno, agreeing that only the ASU protects outdoor workers at East Gippsland Shire Council! 
He is with Andrea Court our delegate. Andrea has been a member since the first-ever enterprise agreement at the shire. She has negotiated EVERY Agreement since then! What a champion & holder of incredible knowledge. This year, she is negotiating better pay and conditions in the new East Gippsland Shire Council  Enterprise Agreement.
Want a better deal at East Gippsland Shire or any other council in Victoria or Tasmania? Then join Andrea & Johnno as members of the ASU here: https://bit.ly/3fsj3Bu

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Hey Sammi Turner & Kamal Farouque that’s a Maurice Blackburn Lawyers mobile phone back that Joanne McEvoy took to Lakes Entrance .. all the members now have one #fightforfair

Awesome work Andrea Court always working for the betterment of the ASU members Join up as you never know when you will need the ASU to represent you

Andrea sounds like an excellent delegate ! Nothing more important for the members !

Way to go Andrea Court

Hey Billy King Michelle Jackson Joanne McEvoy Andrea Court ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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