The USU was pleased with the initial hearing on these matters, held Friday 3rd December.

It was broadly recommended by the Commission that the parties of the dispute – the Unions and Council, need to have further discussions.

Observations of the USU were made that Council needs to consider their positions on these matters.

With recent completion of the Local Government election, USU members undoubtedly expect a resolution of the Salary System in the life of the current Enterprise Agreement.

The USU has implored Council to uphold its commitment, and its obligation, under the Enterprise Agreement.

A further report in the NSW IRC is scheduled for Tuesday, 14th December.

This dispute demonstrates a clear intention by the USU to challenge any, and all failures of the Council to uphold their commitment to the Enterprise Agreement.

In-person Outdoor Mass Meeting – Rescheduling

The inevitable, COVID related re-scheduling of in person USU members meetings has been frustrating to all involved. With the revised Public Health Orders taking effect, the USU has sought a full USU membership meeting on Wednesday 15th December.

The USU will confirm this in the coming days.

We are stronger together. And we are always by your side!

USU Membership Action: Do you know any fellow work colleagues who are yet to join the USU? Feel free to pass this information through your workplaces and remind them of the benefits of being a member of the USU!

New members can also join here:

Are you concerned about issues in your workplace? Contact your USU representatives as below to ensure YOUR rights are being upheld. 
Keven Burgess – 0400 391 311 (currently on sick leave)
Tony Priestley – 0407 092 614
Craig Perrin 0402 303 223
Shane Hardy 0419 467 071
Ross Warren – (02) 4974 2307 (NCC Admin Building)
Emma Callaghan / Jake Fly – NCC Libraries
Alternatively, you can also contact Luke Hutchinson on 0419 761 323 or