The Whitehorse Manningham Libraries 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 Whitehorse Manningham Libraries to talk about how we should respond to this shocking decision.

The ASU wrote to the CEO of Whitehorse Manningham Libraries requesting staff be reinstated.

  • 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 workers can meet. Libraries around the state are coming up with creative ways to continue to serve their communities.
  • Library/Council’s income for the year hasn’t fallen so much that it needs to stand-down workers.

We are holding an urgent zoom video conference meeting with ASU members at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries.

DATE:  Friday 24 April
TIME: 1:00pm

You can join this video conference meeting by clicking on the following link 5 minutes before the meeting is set to begin.
Meeting ID: 944 2959 9409
Password: 013204

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

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Elspeth Cridland |

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