The Australian Services Union will be holding a meeting to discuss with workers the Local Government Review currently underway, with the next report due on April 19 and the final report to the Minister currently due at the end of June. The recommendations from the Board being discussed include forced amalgamations and the centralisation of services.
Workers have a big stake in the future of Local Government.
DATE: Tuesday 18 April
LOCATION: Crib Room
Members consistently report inconsistent wages and conditions across LG (and with the public and private sector), job pressures, high workloads, and not enough staff. These challenges will not be fixed by amalgamations alone.
To date, the Government has refused to commit the review to a mechanism to test genuine community support and a Parliamentary process.
Reform deserves proper scrutiny and must be informed by the voices of workers and the community.
The ASU has made submissions to the Review on the issues our members have told us are important, and recommended the sorts of changes that will positively impact local government into the future.
You can see what we had to say in our 1-page briefing paper here: https://www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/20230223-Briefing-Paper-Future-of-Local-Government-Review.pdf. Alternatively, our full submission is available here: https://bit.ly/ASUSubmission
Share this notice with your workmates, invite them to join the meeting and to join the ASU https://www.asu.asn.au/ASUJOIN