The ASU has been pushing for Council to offer conversion to long term casuals, and letters of offer are starting to go out.
This is a great win for ASU members. And this would not have happened had your union not pushed for Council to review this process.
Insecure work is a huge issue in local government, and this has been highlighted since COVID-19 began. Inappropriate use of insecure work impacts all workers health and well being and their power in the workplace.
We understand that Council is asking for responses to letters in a short timeframe. The ASU has reminded Council that as per the agreement, employees must be given 4 weeks to decide if they want to be converted to permanency. Council have now acknowledged this and will be adjusting the letters.
We also understand that the hours/days offered are not detailed on letters, we have raised this issue with HR and have been advised that the purpose of the letters is to determine who is wanting to elect to convert. Once the employee has responded, HR has advised that further information detailing the hours offered will be provided so staff can make an informed decision.
If you are given a letter of offer, and the hours you are offered are not reflective of or are less than the previous hours you have worked please contact the ASU to discuss.
Are you eligible for Casual conversion?
If you have been working consistent hours at Council for over 6 months, Council should be offering you permanency.
The ASU is working hard to get members converted and the more members we have the more power we have.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Hayley Davies | 0428 161 681 | firstname.lastname@example.org