Enterprise bargaining negotiations are continuing. Council is attempting to gut your agreement. They want to:

  • Engage some employees on lesser conditions than existing employees.
  • Water down consultation obligations under the current agreement.
  • Remove the ability to dispute termination of employment prior to being terminated.
  • Reduce redundancy entitlements if redeployment is rejected.
  • Stand down employees in certain circumstances without pay.
  • Reduce penalty rates and change the default spread of hours for large groups of employees.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON PROPOSED REDUCTION OF CONDITIONS.

In return, they are offering significant improvements to redundancy pay and parental leave as well as pay increases of:

  • Year 1 – Bands 1 to 5 $30 / Bands 6 to SEO 1.25%
  • Year 2 – $28 or 1.5%
  • Year 3 – $25 or 1.75%

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO CONDITIONS.

There are clearly winners and losers. Divide and conquer is an age-old tactic. You may not lose anything this time but what will you lose next time? United we bargain, divided we beg! We cannot stand for some employees benefiting at the expense of others.

We will be meeting with members as follows due to COVID restrictions:

DATE: Wednesday 1 September
TIME: 12pm
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/93230826078?pwd=a2tOT2R4bkxGOTR3cnFiR1JCb3JHQT09

DATE: Wednesday 1 September
TIME: 4.30pm
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/92089443854?pwd=elNwdFZZN3RLVm9JY1h3VGU5NjNRUT09

DATE: Wednesday 1 September
TIME: 6pm
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/97184609235?pwd=eVNUNXBXWVMxMXp2aGFoUE1hRFE5Zz09

DATE: Thursday 2 September
TIME: Meetings staggered between 7am and 2pm
FOR TIMES: Parks – Speak to Nikki | Infrastructure, Drainage & Waste – Speak to Brad
VENUE: Depot

DATE: Thursday 2 September
TIME: 1pm
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/93350246427?pwd=bWp3ZFQxZWtMcTNIRDVVeFRhVUlMQT09

We are stronger together. Please make sure you come along, bring a workmate and encourage them to join the ASU today viaΒ https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

For further information please contact:
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570 | info@asuvictas.com.au

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