Your ASU representatives attended a bargaining meeting on Thursday 14 July.
Surf Coast Management have tabled their claims (including a wage offer), and also responded to the majority of claims made by the union and also employee bargaining reps.
Management has made the following wage offer over three years:
Year 1: 1.75%, plus a one-off payment of $1000 (for Bands 1-3), or $500 (for Band 4 employees)
Year 2: 2% or the rate cap, whichever is higher
Year 3: 2% or the rate cap, whichever is higher
This wage offer is significantly below the ASU’s expectations (our claim is for 15% over three years), and would see Surf Coast employees – who are already struggling – fall further behind the surging cost of living.
We are in no way endorsing or recommending this offer to ASU members.
They have also rejected the overwhelming majority of ASU claims, including paid pandemic leave, workload protections, increased sick leave entitlement, and all leave taken between 25 January 2020 and 1 July 2022 to be recredited.
Your Organiser, Clay O’Brien, will be discussing management’s bargaining position with members over the next fortnight, and will provide a response at the next meeting. We have also set up an online survey to hear from all Surf Coast employees about what matters most to you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JVMRL9H
If you want to strengthen our ability to fight for a fair and decent wage increase, we encourage you to speak to any colleagues who are not already ASU members and ask them to join the union today.
For more information please contact
ASU Organiser Clay O’Brien | email@example.com
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