Overtime win at CBD & Carlton
ASU wrote to Management last week after members at the Carlton & CBD CSCs informed us that they were being forced to do overtime and paid at regular time for the extra work. Where staff are needed to work beyond their ordinary hours, it should be optional, and they should be given the choice about whether they are paid for overtime or accrue flexi time.
In response to our representations, late on Monday all staff received an email asking if they want to be paid overtime or Flexi time (calculated at time and half). Staff will now receive their full entitlements, and the Union is still pursuing VicRoads in regards to whether time worked beyond 6pm has attracted overtime penalties. We will keep members informed of any developments.
The rules are clear, and if you believe they are being applied incorrectly or you are being forced to stay back, please contact the Union asap. And tell your colleagues that the only way to get their entitlements enforced is to join the Union.
By now all staff will have received their Notice of Employee Representation Rights from VicRoads Management. If you are a union member there is no need to fill this in – ASU will be at the bargaining table representing you. We have held meetings across the state to discuss your priorities, and will be scheduling more meetings soon. If you would like to hold a meeting in your workplace, please contact Organiser Matt Price at firstname.lastname@example.org
The KPMG review is well underway, and the ASU has ramped up our campaign against the Treasurer’s agenda to privatise sections of VicRoads. We have taken delegates to meet MPs, and our story has been spread across the media throughout the state. We are also handing out information to the public outside VicRoads CSCs. If you would like to help with our campaign, please contact Matt Price at email@example.com
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Matt Price | 0407 362 764 | firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. We’re Stronger Together– By encouraging your workmates to join the ASU we will have stronger voice for workers at VicRoads. It is easy for anyone who is not yet a member to join online at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin