Thursday 13 September, 2012

Work bans across Dandenong City Council
Employees to stop work on back of poor pay offer
Employees at Dandenong City Council have voted to impose work bans across the council after Enterprise
Bargaining Agreement negotiations continue to stall.
Australian Services Union Assistant Secretary Richard Duffy said that members at the council remain
frustrated at the current EBA offer put forward by management.
“Management are offering a very unfair pay rise for the life of the new agreement, and have further infuriated
staff with news that employees will have to pay for parking in the new council building. Not only are they
offering a poor wage increase, but they are now looking to make money off their own workers, who have had
enough.”
“On the back of this, ASU members have voted to impose work bans across council, which will include
administration bans, a ban on emptying of bins in public areas (including areas around council buildings) and
a stop to maintenance of parks and mowing of ovals across the council.”
“Members will also take part in stop-work action next Thursday (September 20) at 12pm, and will rally
outside Dandenong City Council’s Springvale Office.”
“We understand these work bans may have an affect on ratepayers in the area, but we call on management
to put an offer forward that truly mirrors the hard work that is completed by workers at the council on a daily
basis.”

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