Shoalhaven City Council’s decision to outsource public toilet cleaners ‘reprehensible’, says union
The decision to outsource public toilet cleaners will free up $400,000 in council's budget according to Shoalhaven Mayor, Amanda Findley. But the work should be carried out by council workers, according to unionists, who fear the decision may lead to outsourcing...
SMH: Paid vaccination leave deal for almost 50,000 council workers
Almost 50,000 public servants employed in the local government sector will be the first in NSW to access paid vaccine leave under a deal struck with more than 100 councils. In a major incentive for one of the state’s largest workforces to get the jab, council...
It’s not the time to cut jobs at Ausgrid
Following an announcement by Ausgrid that they propose to cut 230 jobs the USU is calling on the government to protect workers in the midst of the global pandemic. Please read this article by Peter Hannam, Sydney Morning Herald for more details. Ausgrid has announced...
Statement from Michele O’Neil on successful Bain Capital bid for Virgin Australia
The unions representing Virgin workers acknowledge the announcement that Bain Capital has been successful in its bid to buy Virgin Australia, and once again call upon Scott Morrison to intervene in the aviation industry and extend JobKeeper to all workers. Virgin...
In the news: ‘Harassed, bullied and pressured’: Sydney parking inspectors cry foul over daily ticket quotas
City of Sydney parking inspectors say they are being “harassed, bullied and pressured” to meet steep “daily infringement quotas” set by the council.
Privatisation: The experts told us not to worry – but they were wrong
In December 2018 Ross Gittins, Economics Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald wrote this article about the failure of privatising government-owned businesses. Despite some changes in the political landscape, including a state election and a federal election his words are even more relevant today.
Barrier Daily Truth: WAR OF WORDS – GM, union clash over sacked worker
A statement posted online yesterday by City Council General Manager James Roncon has been met with contempt by union organisers rep-resenting Council employees.
Barrier Daily Truth: SACKING RILES CITY WORKERS
Unionists employed at City Council are calling for the reinstatement of a worker who they believe was unfairly sacked last Friday.
IN THE NEWS – Barrier Daily Truth: Union call for clarity
A mass meeting of United Services Union members employed at City Council yesterday called on General Manager James Roncon to clarify statements in council business papers, which subsequently appeared in the Barrier Daily Truth.
Broken Hill Council: GM MUST EXPLAIN
Council members demand answers following GM’s inflammatory comments.