Council union members to stop work as pay dispute continues

June 12, 2024 11:05 am in by
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Union members on Ballarat council will stop work for an hour on Thursday, as a pay dispute continues.

Members of the service union, including waste collection drivers, early childhood workers and parking officers will gather outside Ballarat Town Hall at 10:30am.

Garbage trucks and other vehicles will also be parked in Sturt Street.

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It’s understood next week, council will put their enterprise agreement with a 3.5 per cent wage rise to a vote, a deal the union has strongly fought against.

A Fair Work hearing to discuss the bargaining dispute is also scheduled for tomorrow morning, with further work stoppages on the cards.

Over the last week and a half, union members have taken a wide array of industrial action, from protests during the official Ballarat Library reopening to waste collection driver strikes.