ASU officials and your delegate team have been bargaining for a number of meetings. We have made some good progress on most of our claims.

Council put a Without Prejudice formal offer to your ASU bargaining team at the last meeting 13 June 2019, including a wage offer of 1.8% increase per annum.

ASU bargaining have formally rejected this offer. We know it falls well short of your expectations.

This wage offer is an insult to you as workers at the City of Whittlesea. Council is growing and the increase in revenue continues to grow by $16 million a year.

Recent ASU research in to the effects of rate capping proves that many Councils’ income/revenue has grown, at the same time your wages and conditions have deteriorated to below acceptable living standards.

Top economists and the RBA are saying we all need a pay increase. City of Whittlesea has the money but don’t want to pay you a living wage increase.

The ASU has responded to this formal offer and have agreed to reduce our 3.5% per annum claim to 3.00% per annum and we will not accept any offer below the current rate cap of 2.5%.

ASU still have other live claims including:

  • Signing on bonus
  • Additional days leave in recognition for end of band
  • Payout of personal leave to max of $5000 with 10 year service
  • Increase from 39 to 52 weeks accident make-up pay
  • Increase redundancy cap from 52 weeks to 60 weeks
  • Increase redundancy lump sum from $6000 to $10000
  • $500.00 payment to all staff who access the government 18 weeks parental leave
  • Increase from 14 weeks paid parental leave to 15 weeks after 5 years’ service

The next EA meeting is Wednesday 26 June, please check your emails for further updates.

Please circulate this newsletter and put it on notice boards and lunch rooms in your work area.

For further information please contact one of your delegates or
ASU Organiser Sean McCourt | 0419 506 178 | smccourt@asuvictas.com.au

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