Maroondah City Council’s announcement that dozens of workers will be stood down is a terrible decision.

The ASU’s clear position is that nobody should be stood-down and any worker who has been stood-down should be immediately reinstated.


ASU Organiser Elspeth Cridland has been in contact with ASU Delegates at Maroondah City Council to talk about how we should respond to this shocking decision.

  • There is still valuable work that needs to be done – work may need to be done in a different way but it can still be done
  • There are extra community service needs, like supporting and checking in on older members of the community, that council workers can meet
  • Council’s income for the year hasn’t fallen so much that it needs to stand-down workers.

The ASU has also written to all councillors about the terrible and unnecessary decision to stand-down staff at Maroondah City Council.

We are holding an urgent zoom video conference meeting with ASU members at Maroondah City Council.

DATE: Monday 27 April
TIME: 9am

You can join this video conference meeting by clicking on the following link 5 minutes before the meeting is set to begin.

Through this difficult time, the ASU is by your side.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Elspeth Cridland |

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