ASU Lead Organiser Mark Brady and local area Organiser Danny Harris accepted the invitation from Shire management to attend the handing down of the Local Government Inspectorate’s report on Wednesday 20 November.

The report can be downloaded here

This report states “Our work focussed on specific allegations..”

It is critical of past practices and perceived absence of either proper policy or lack of adherence to policy, and oversight of same.

However, it also acknowledges current significant improvements in Council’s governance of staff, assets and its vital role in the community.

ASU members met to consider the report, and the following concerns were raised:

  1. Staff want the opportunity to discuss the report’s findings with the author/s of the report;
  2. Staff want an assurance that this investigation has concluded and that staff can refocus their attention and efforts to delivering quality services to ratepayers without distraction;
  3. Staff asked if staff who had recently left the Shire’s employment has been offered the usual appreciative “send-off”. (It was confirmed that such offers had been made);
  4. Staff felt that they were identified by default in certain areas of the report, alongside statements which were either untrue or at the very least misleading in their reflection on the staff member/s concerned.

The union will now relay these concerns to management and in particular, seek that the author/s of the report attend Yarriambiack Shire to discuss the report with staff.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Danny Harris | 0419 506 337 | dharris@asuvictas.com.au

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