Delegates at Wyndham City Council, supported by ASU organisers, have negotiated an agreement that sets a new benchmark in Victorian Local government.

After rejecting management’s initial offer, the ASU bargaining team has negotiated an agreement that the ASU has calculated gives workers an increase of about 10% over three years without reduction in any existing conditions.

This agreement, that is expected to be voted on in the next few weeks, includes

  • 2.3% or $30pw minimum pay increase, with further increases if the rate-cap is over 2.5%
  • Additional 0.5% employer Superannuation contribution (above compulsory rate)
  • 3 additional ‘wellbeing days’ per year
  • 5 days gender affirmation/transition leave
  • ‘Go home’ provision included in new heat policy
  • Increased redundancy pay for any aged / community care positions affected by the NDIS or Wyndham City Council’s decision to cease providing aged care services next year
  • Removal of junior rates of pay

The draft EBA will continue all existing EBA entitlements and conditions, modernise clause language (i.e. parental leave), and incorporate undertakings from past Agreements.

In a pushback against increasingly casualised in local government, the agreement includes a process for working toward a less casualised workforce at Wyndham.

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