Have your say on pay at Cassowary Coast

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has tabled what it says is its final pay offer for a two-year rollover of the current Certified Agreement:

Year 1 – 4.75%
Year 2 – 3.5%
This offer is effectively a pay cut given that the underlying rate of inflation currently sits at 6.1%.

The Council has also stated that if you do not support this proposal, the only other option is to re-start bargaining with all parties presenting a full log of claims. Clearly the Council has missed the point that negotiations are just that – negotiations, rather than one side dictating to the other. Alternatively, the Council is using this as an attempt to further delay providing you with an appropriate pay increase. Our view is that there are clearly more options available to us, and that our members will determine which of those options we pursue.

To have your say on our next steps, please complete our short survey by 5pm Friday 06 January 2023. If you have not yet received your link to our survey, please advise us as soon as possible . Your answers will be kept confidential. As only members will have input into our next steps, encourage any non-member colleagues to join today.

Above: The ASU is the union fighting for workers at Cassowary Coast Regional Council.