With the decision on potential outsourcing of the five Pools which could result in the loss of more core jobs to be made at July 22nd Council meeting, the USU is concerned that this is not the only area currently being targeted.
Some 50,000 workers stand to gain from a range of improved conditions in the 2014 'Local Government (State) Award', with the United Services Union (USU) boasting "no less than 47 significant changes".
In what can only be described as a sheer lack of understanding of the laws surrounding the Endeavour Energy Enterprise Agreement, management walked out of a meeting with the unions after being told in no uncertain terms that they had mismanaged the issue of contracts in their organisation and lack the basic understanding of the Fair Work Act with respect to who is covered by the Endeavour Energy Agreement.
On July 9 the USU organised a rally, supported by parents and the local community, to protest the proposed privatisation of Hornsby Council child care centres. It was a great turnout for the first action and many parents spoke very passionately at the Council meeting about the quality of the care their children receive and the much lower standards of private operators.
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