Throughout the year, the ASU is by members’ side from Mildura to South Gippsland (and everywhere in between). Here’s a snapshot of just some of the recent ASU activity in local government.

First, big congratulations to the newly elected ASU delegates at Darebin, Whitehorse, Glen Eira, Yarra, and Kingston city councils.

There have been member meetings right across the state, including at Eastern Regional Libraries, Goulburn Valley Regional Library, Ventia as well as Whittlesea, Bayside, Kingston, Port Phillip, Maribyrnong, Wyndham, and Banyule city councils. There have also been ASU member meetings at Murrindindi, Gannawarra, Macedon Ranges, Campaspe, Loddon, South Gippsland, East Gippsland shire councils, and meetings at Mildura Rural City.

The Hume City Council Enterprise Agreement was supported by a significant majority in a vote of employees.

ASU negotiated enterprise agreements at Moonee Valley City Council, and Queen Victoria Market were approved by the Fair Work Commission.

We recruited new members and got the roles of 5 parking officers at Maribyrnong City Council made permanent.

ASU delegates from across the state met online to share bargaining updates with strategies and tips for building a stronger union presence at our workplaces.

The ASU’s Library Liaison Network met, bringing together library workers from across Victoria.

At the City of Melbourne, the ASU is still fighting for fairness Schedule A employees who are employed on lower conditions than other City of Melbourne workers.

ASU delegates union officials met with the new CEO at Brimbank City Council to informally discuss resolving the enterprise agreement negotiations.

Regional Member Conferences were held across the state, a long-awaited opportunity bringing together members and delegates from across all industries to share their experiences.

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