Commission sets date for Redland City Council pay talks

The Services Union welcomes the news that Redland City Council has contacted the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to request that matter of your new Certified Agreement be listed as early as possible.

This is the Council’s first concrete step towards finalising the matter.

As far back as August, the Council stated at the bargaining table that it was left with two options: either approach the QIRC for assistance or deliver an administrative increase. The Council did neither. Our Union obviously has no control over whether the Council pays an administrative increase, but we can decide to involve the QIRC to assist the Council in coming to grips with the current cost of living. And that’s just what we did, as it was clear that the Council had no genuine desire to do so.

As for the concept of an administrative pay increase, if the Council was serious about administratively increasing your pay - with back-pay - before Christmas, there would be nothing stopping it from doing so. The Council has simply chosen not to follow through on this.

The QIRC has listed the matter for 11 November 2022. In the meantime, remind your colleagues of what we’re doing to get the best deal possible. If you work with someone who is not yet a member, joining is quick and easy here .


Above: The ASU is the union fighting for workers at Redland City Council.