ASU delegates met last week to discuss important concerns about Shepparton members rights at work. Please see our summary as a report back.

Casual Conversion
The ASU has been reviewing the use of casual work at all Councils’ to ensure casuals eligible to convert to permanent jobs have been offered conversion. The ASU requested a report on the use of casual staff at Greater Shepparton City Council earlier this year which revealed there were over 340 casuals. After reviewing working hours and start dates there appear to be over 140 casuals who are likely eligible for conversion to permanent work.

Since then, 30 staff have been made permanent. This is a huge WIN. Several members have reached out to your union and others have joined and been supported by the ASU to be converted to permanents.  There are still more casuals eligible for conversion; if this sounds like you, contact the ASU for advice.

Enterprise Agreement negotiations
Enterprise agreement negotiations will be commencing this week. After the meeting, we provide an update and let you know about progress.

Working for Victoria new starters
Council has employed new staff through the Working for Victoria program. They will be working across several areas and could even be working alongside you. Be sure to introduce yourself and ask them to join their union! Strength in unity!

Your membership is your strength, know someone who is not a member? Don’t forget the ASU recruitment competition is underway until September, $500 is up for grabs for the member who recruits the most new people.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Hayley Davies | 0428 161 681 |

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