June 2019

The ASU is seeking member feedback regarding the settlement offer that Council has tabled regarding the Enterprise Agreement negotiations.
There has been a round of update meetings this week however, we are aware that not all members were able to attend, as such we havre generated this survey to ensure your voice is heard!
Please see below dot points which detail the offer;

Council's Offer:


Transfer of Business - New clause that REMOVES the right to redundancy entitlements when services are contracted to a new business as has occurred for home care workers.  If this clause goes through it will mean that you won't be entitled to a redundancy in this situation; 
  • Redundancy entitlement - Reducing the redeployment period from 8 weeks to 4 weeks will result in a potential loss of possible redeployment opportunities; 
  • Casual Employment- Right to request to convert extended from 6 months to 12 months. This would an additional 6 months prior to a casual employee being able to convert to a permanent employee.

  • Service Recognition Day - Additional day after 10 years continuous service;
  • Superannuation on unpaid portion of maternity leave - $300   once off payment (pro rata for part time staff); 
  • Bereavement leave - Increase to 4 days.

Wording changes
  • Personal leave clause to reworded - No loss or improvement to condition; 
  • On - Call Availability & Standby - Rewording with no loss or improvement to condition.

Wages & Terms of Agreement 
  • 3 year Agreement; 
  • 2% or $22 whichever is a greater increase pro rata for part time staff payable from 1 July 2019 / 2020 / 2021.

  • Local Work Area Appendices - Subject to further discussion at this point only significant changes are proposed within the Aquatic Centre Appendix.

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* 1. Are you willing to accept a wage offer of 2% or $22 which ever is greater and pro rata for part time staff?

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* 2. Will you endorse an agreement that reduces your entitlements?

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* 3. On a scale of one to three, which of the following entitlements would you be prepared to take action to fight for?

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* 4. Which 3 claims do you want the ASU to continue to pursue and are most important to you?

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* 5. Are you happy to accept the offer as detailed from Council?

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* 6. What can you do to assist in campaigning to improve agreement outcomes?

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* 7. Would you attend a 'stop work' meeting to obtain a better deal?

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* 8. Please provide your details:

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey...
Authorised by ASU Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin, Branch Secretary, Australian Services Union
Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services Branch, 116 Queensberry Street, Carlton South, Victoria, 3053