Council dispute decision soon


HUNDREDS of staff at the Rural City of Wangaratta are likely to have a decision about their ongoing workplace dispute by Thursday next week.

Employees voted on the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement in August last year but its legitimacy has been put under the microscope by the ASU after claims were made that not all aspects of the agreement were emailed out to staff before the vote.

The matter has been sitting with the Fair Work Commission since and a decision is set to be made on February 15.

The Australian Services Union (ASU), to which dozens of council employees belong, has criticised the EBA voting process, saying important parts of information were left out in official emails to employees.

Council’s chief executive officer, Brendan McGrath, said he was hopeful the matter would be resolved next week.

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