ATO warning to services union members

Australian Services Union members have been warned not to join the Community and Public Sector Union protected industrial action today. Australian Tax Office’s David Miller responded to ASU’s Jeff Lapidos who has made the response public. Here is the email in full:

Email from David Miller to Jeff Lapidos

Subject: RE: ASU response to CPSU protected industrial action [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi Jeff,

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to provide feedback on your latest member update. I assume that the update was issued this morning in more or less that form.

The update says that ASU members can access flex leave or miscellaneous leave to support the nation-wide CPSU work stoppage tomorrow morning.  It also asserts that ATO managers should be granting such applications in the absence of clear operational requirements.

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