The ASU has become aware of internal communications within Registration and Licensing at VicRoads, which suggest more changes are afoot than those VicRoads has advised.
All throughout the consultation process the ASU was advised that Registration & Licensing will remain in VicRoads for the foreseeable future, and that there are no further changes planned.
On 16 April this yea, ASU Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin wrote to Premier Dan Andrews, Treasurer Tim Pallas, and Ministers Jacinta Allan and Jaala Pulford about the future of Registration & Licensing. We did not receive a response to any of these letters.
Recently we became aware that communications have been issued to Registration & Licensing staff that “At this stage a date has not been finalised for any formal transition of R&L to the Department of Transport”, and also directing R&L staff to change their email signature to include “Part of the Department of Transport” at the bottom.
The consultation clause in VicRoads EA8 requires that VicRoads must “notify the relevant employees and their recognized representatives” if VicRoads “has made a definite decision, which can also include a proposal, to introduce a major change to production, program, organisation, structure or technology that is likely to have a significant effect on its employees;”
We are concerned that definite decisions have been made about the status of the Registration & Licensing division, and have lodged a dispute at the Fair Work Commission.
The ASU protects, promotes and improves the working conditions and entitlements of our members.