Our campaign to keep VicRoads in public hands has forced the Government onto the back foot. There has been significant media coverage, with Ministers contradicting each other about what they intend to do with VicRoads.

The Treasurer is talking about ‘Public-Private Partnerships’, while the Deputy Premier is talking about ‘Commercialisation’.

Whatever they call it, we know what it means – Privatisation is bad for workers, bad for customers and bad for Victoria.

That’s why we’ve stepped up our campaign, with big events held in Ballarat and the CBD. We need to keep the pressure, and tell the Government loud and clear – DON’T SELL VICROADS! Share this link with your friends, family and co-workers to make sure everyone is informed and signs on to our petition.

If you would like to get involved in the campaign, please contact Organiser Matt Price via mprice@asuvictas.com.au

Follow below links to see some of this week’s media coverage, and get everyone you know to sign our petition

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/the-party-of-jeff-kennett-liberals-in-revolt-over-vicroads-sell-off-20200213-p540i7.html

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/union-warns-geelong-jobs-under-threat-amid-state-government-vicroads-plan/news-story/71eaab615cb54fb76880b07ff4db7d2c

https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=GAWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geelongadvertiser.com.au%2Fnews%2Fgeelong%2Funion-warns-geelong-jobs-under-threat-amid-state-government-vicroads-plan%2Fnews-story%2F71eaab615cb54fb76880b07ff4db7d2c&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium&v21suffix=105-b

Stay in touch with the ASU campaign via Facebook – regular updates posted!
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EA9 BARGAINING
By now members will have seen the update from Management spruiking the benefits of a 12 month ‘rollover’ agreement. Whilst this might have been easier to get done, it would not be better for VicRoads workers. With the looming threat of privatisation, ASU members have overwhelmingly supported a four year Agreement, to lock in your terms and conditions for as long as possible.

Members should also note that whilst the Government claim that wages will be capped at 2%, the ASU rejects this, and we will be working hard to ensure an outcome that achieves significant gains in entitlements and conditions – such as annual leave loading.

Our log of claims achieved great support from the membership, and we have provided it to Management. We expect that Management will respond to those claims in our next meeting, and we will keep members updated of any progress.

We will also be scheduling another round of meetings at VicRoads sites in the near future.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Organiser Matt Price at mprice@asuvictas.com.au or on 0407 362 764

Pass this on to a non-member and ask them to join the ASU via https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Why join?
Your work is the foundation of your life: doesn’t it make sense to protect it? The ASU protects your rights at work, provides expert advice and support and delivers members only savings and discounts. We are not-for-profit, member-owned and run. We exist only for the benefit of our members.

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