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The annual inflation figures are in so let's talk wages

The ASU is gearing up for the 2024 Annual Wage Review, advocating for substantial pay increases beyond inflation. 6/02/2024

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A step forward for Local Government

We're celebrating a huge win for members in LG! The Federal Government has heard the calls from members for action and they have announced a Senate Inquiry into Local Government jobs and services. 11/04/2024

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Union commences pay talks at Barcoo Shire Council

TSU commenced Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations with Barcoo Shire Council. We provided an initial explanation of our Log of Claims, and the Council will formally respond this week. 11/04/2024

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Anglicare Roster Consultation Update

Over the past three months our union has been by the side of members at Anglicare SQ during the roster consultation process for Residential Youth Workers. We have met with Anglicare Management and provided your feedback to advocate for a new roster p 5/04/2024

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In Principle Agreement at EQL

TSU provides 'in principle agreement' to the package tabled by EQL. 4/04/2024

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Union pursues better outcome at Mackay Regional Council

TSU engaged in talks with Mackay RC to advance negotiations for a new Certified Agreement (CA). However, discussions hit a roadblock as members rejected the proposed transition to fortnightly pay, insisting on further justification. 4/04/2024

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Union achieves improved offer at City of Gold Coast

Last week The Services Union undertook further pay talks with City of Gold Coast. 3/04/2024

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Update Strengthening Engagement in our Joint Consultative Forum

We're excited to share significant strides in our efforts to enhance engagement within our Disability Services division at UnitingCare! 3/04/2024

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Union progresses agreement talks at Burdekin Shire Council

The Services Union held further Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations with Burdekin Shire Council on Wednesday 27 March. 28/03/2024

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Advocating for fair pay between AaE and Qantas workers

Recently, the Federal Government took a stand against unfair workplace practices by amending the Fair Work Act. These changes aim to prevent employers from exploiting loopholes that pay workers differently when those workers are doing similar jobs si 27/03/2024

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Labour Day 2024 - Save the Date

Labour Day Celebrations are happening across Queensland in May and we would love to see you, your family and friends at the upcoming events. 26/03/2024

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Consultation Matters. Update on the Annual Leave Ballot and National Consultation Committee

Virgin members, we have an update on the Annual Leave Ballot and National Consultation Committee. 26/03/2024

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Members decide bargaining direction at Douglas Shire Council

When it comes to negotiating wages and conditions at Douglas Shire Council, The Services Union is always by your side to ensure you get the package you deserve. 25/03/2024

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TSU Advocacy at Jetstar

We met with Jetstar to discuss key issues: Breaks: Ensure paid meal breaks for shift workers. Gender Pay Gap: Urged Jetstar to address the gender pay gap. Outsourcing Concerns: Raised concerns about reliance on labor hire. 25/03/2024

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Gold Coast Bargaining Update

The Services Union is working daily towards finalising your new Certified Agreement (CA) with City of Gold Coast. Local Area Agreement (LAA) discussions continue, and we held further negotiations with the City earlier this week around the CA itself. 22/03/2024

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Important ASU TSF Meetings

The Smith Family (TSF) members have won a pay increase, back pay and now the reintroduction of leave loading for all TSF workers! Register to our TSU Meetings to celebrate and hear all about this in more detail. 21/03/2024

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Powerlink tables offer and Industrial Action temporarily suspended

We thank our Powerlink Members for your tremendous efforts in taking protected industrial action over the past few days. Your actions sent a clear message to the business. 21/03/2024

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Congratulations to TSU Members at The Smith Family

The Smith Family and The Services Union have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding locking in new pay rates, improved conditions and a reclassified process. 21/03/2024

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What's important to you at UnitingCare We need your input

We're here to support you through changes at UnitingCare. Your feedback is crucial for us to stand up for you effectively. Please take a moment to fill out our quick survey, we need your input! 20/03/2024

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Mercy Community Consultation Update Important Information

Our Union would like to provide Mercy Community employees with an update. Please attend our meeting today at 3pm. Read more for details. 19/03/2024

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Virgin Australia's Proposed Changes to Annual Leave A Concern for Workers' Rights

Virgin Australia unveils Annual Leave Bidding system, aiming to revamp annual leave process. However, a closer look is essential to gauge its impact on employee rights. Stay informed. 19/03/2024

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City of Gold Coast New Bargaining Update

Yesterday The Services Union resumed Certified Agreement (CA) discussions with City of Gold Coast. 15/03/2024

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Union progresses negotiations at Mackay Regional Council

Mackay Regional Council provided its initial responses to all Unions’ claims, and made a pay offer based on a two-year agreement as follows: 15/03/2024

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Mercy Community Major Restructure Union Meetings

Mercy Community (Mercy) have advised of their proposal to transition out of multiple services. Please register for important Union meetings. 14/03/2024

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Powerlink Bargaining and Industrial Action update

Dear members, we must thank you for your tremendous efforts over the past few days by taking protected industrial action. 14/03/2024

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Package on the Table, Industrial Action Suspended

We thank you for your tremendous efforts over the past few days by taking protected industrial action. 13/03/2024

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Union back at table at City of Gold Coast

The Services Union has been meeting weekly (and in some cases more frequently) with City of Gold Coast for discussions regarding your new Certified Agreement. 12/03/2024

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Super to be paid on PPL

Landmark victory by ASU members in the fight for secure retirement– Super to be paid on Paid Parental Leave! 7/03/2024

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Unitywater's (restricted) access period

The “access period” for Unitywater’s proposed new Enterprise Agreement (EA) is into its last day, with online voting commencing tomorrow (Friday 8 March). 7/03/2024

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Qantas Group workers deserve a slice of bumper earnings

Qantas Group recently announced interim earnings of $869 million for the first half of FY24. This substantial profit is because of your dedication and hard work, and you have made significant sacrifices in recent years. As part of the frontline custo 4/03/2024

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Key Developments from Virgin Australia and ASU discussions at the Fair Work Commission

Following a dispute regarding the implementation of classification rates, and separately buddy payments, the ASU and Virgin Australia engaged in discussions at the Fair Work Commission where an agreement was reached. The Fair Work Commission has rec 4/03/2024

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Unitywater members – don’t vote up a watered-down deal!

The Services Union is aware that Unitywater is pushing ahead with a substandard Enterprise Agreement (EA) for you to vote on. 1/03/2024

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On Average, Women earn less than Men in The Qantas Group

Gender pay gap alert at Qantas Group! Women earn up to 53.5% less. Unacceptable! ASU demands action now: fair compensation, clear career paths, and flexibility. 28/02/2024

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Unitywater's final offer – does it smell right?

The Services Union wants to hear from you regarding what you think about Unitywater’s final offer for your new Enterprise Agreement! 26/02/2024

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Energy Queensland Protected Action Ballot

Our Protected Action Ballot is due to open on Mon, 26 Feb 2024 and will close at 2pm on Mon, 4 Mar 2024. Voting "Yes" will provide us the leverage needed to deliver the workplace conditions Energy Queensland workers deserve. 26/02/2024

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Energy Queensland Retail Protected Action Ballot

Our Protected Action Ballot is due to open on 23 Feb 2024 and will close at 2pm on Mon, 4 March 2024. Vote ‘Yes’ to each ballot question to provide us the leverage needed to deliver the workplace conditions EQL workers deserve. 26/02/2024

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Upcoming Protected Action Ballot

Powerlink Members, mark your calendars for an important event: Protected Action Ballot is opening on Thur 22 Feb 2024, and closing at 2pm on Mon 4 March 2024. Your vote matters more than ever! 20/02/2024

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Aruma's new options on the table

Your Unions negotiating representatives bring you the latest update on the ongoing Aruma Enterprise Agreement talks. 20/02/2024

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Union begins pay talks at Toowoomba Regional Council

The Services Union met with Toowoomba Regional Council on Thursday 9 February to commence negotiations for your new Certified Agreement. 14/02/2024

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Have your say. Complete Union Survey Today

We know how important your wages and working conditions at Centacare are to you, and our Union will be by your side as you continue to seek improvements to your current conditions. 13/02/2024

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Huge member win The Right to Disconnect

ASU members have won the Right to Disconnect! This is a huge step forward for airline workers in our campaign for fair rosters. 13/02/2024

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City of Gold Coast Update from those who were there

The Services Union knows that opposing parties sometimes have differing views about the evolving outcomes of any Certified Agreement negotiation. However, the City’s ‘Certified Agreement Update’ of 9 February departs so significantly from the facts 12/02/2024

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Resolving pay disputes, challenging Virgin policy changes, and advocating for fair work practices

The TSU has been actively addressing concerns of creeping managerial overreach at the Airline. 8/02/2024

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TSU calls for stable and predictable rosters at the Fair Work Commission

The TSU is actively advocating for overhauling the current rostering system in the airline industry. Stable and predictable rosters are essential in ensuring the healthy work-life balance of our members. 8/02/2024

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Union pursues your priorities at City of Gold Coast

The Services Union’s request for weekly bargaining meetings with City of Gold Coast has markedly improved the momentum of negotiations. Tuesday’s focus was to progress as many of the core issues as possible. Accordingly, we worked closely with the Si 8/02/2024

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The annual inflation figures are in so let's talk wages

The ASU is gearing up for the 2024 Annual Wage Review, advocating for substantial pay increases beyond inflation. 6/02/2024

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We Are Hiring- Organiser - Local Government

Applications are currently being sought for a suitably qualified person to work with our Local Government team as an Organiser. 6/02/2024

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Union commences negotiations at Mackay Regional Council

The Services Union met with Mackay Regional Council yesterday to commence discussions regarding your new Certified Agreement. 2/02/2024

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Workplace Delegate Training with The Services Union

As a workplace Delegate with The Services Union, you have access to a variety of training provided by our Union to set you up for success in your role as a voice for members in the workplace. 1/02/2024

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Big WIN For SACS Members - $23 Million Boost to Homelessness Services

It’s a great day for our members working in the Social and Community Services SACS) Industry with the welcomed announcement this morning by the Labor Miles Government of a 20% increase in funding for the State’s homelessness services. 1/02/2024

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Let's get it right at City of Gold Coast

Members of The Services Union at City of Gold Coast know that your new Certified Agreement will govern your pay and conditions for the next three years, so it’s important we get it right. That’s why we’ve increased the meeting frequency to weekly, an 31/01/2024

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Anglicare Residential Youth Workers Roster Consultation Update

Our Union is by the side of Union Members at Anglicare, representing you throughout the current roster consultation. This week we met with Anglicare Management to discuss the proposed roster change and the feedback that we have received from Members. 30/01/2024

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Work With Us - Organiser

The Services Union is looking for experienced Industrial Officers to join a team of industrial relations professionals representing the rights of workers. 10/01/2024

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Work With Us - Industrial Officer

The Services Union is looking for experienced Industrial Officers to join a team of industrial relations professionals representing the rights of workers. 10/01/2024

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Hanging in at Hinchinbrook

Bargaining Dispute update: On Dec 19-20, we engaged in talks with Hinchinbrook Shire Council regarding your wages claim at QIRC. Although progress was made on several fronts, we remain apart on wages. 21/12/2023

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Negotiations for an Agreement at Endeavour to continue into 2024

Endeavour Members, The Fair Work Commission has approved a 12-month extension for your current Enterprise Agreement. This paves the way for negotiations that aim to benefit all employees. 21/12/2023

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Fair and Proper Pay not Velocity Points

We're taking a stand against Virgin Australia's mishandling of backpay and classifications. TSU has filed a case with the Fair Work Commission to address errors in implementing 3% back pay and classification changes. 19/12/2023

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Mercy Community Where is your Compassion and Integrity

Mercy's underpayment issue lingers into 2024, with no clarity on owed payments before Christmas. Amidst roster changes and redundancies, long-term employees face uncertainty, contradicting Mercy's values. 18/12/2023

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2024 Public Holidays and Annual Leave

Annual leave can be taken by agreement with your employer, with no minimum or maximum amount of time you can take at once. Your employer may have processes regarding how and when to request annual leave. 18/12/2023

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City of Gold Coast Bargaining Update

As your ally in the workplace at City of Gold Coast, The Services Union will always stand up for your rights. 14/12/2023

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Cyclone Jasper - Natural Disaster Relief

If you a financial member of The Services Union who has suffered loss and hardship due to Cyclone Jasper, The Services Union could be of assistance. 13/12/2023

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Urgent action needed for sleepover pay

Big business dreams are turning into a nightmare for workers. AIG wants to label sleepover shifts as 'breaks,' jeopardizing workers rights and safety. We can't let this happen. 13/12/2023

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Brisbane City Council - What workload issue

Council Divisions Discussing Budget Cuts: Following a $400 million cut, divisions are exploring ways to save without staff reductions. Vacancy rates and temporary labor under review. Concerns raised about existing employees' workloads. 6/12/2023

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Callide Bargaining Update

Bargaining for the new Callide Power Station Enterprise Agreement continue. 6/12/2023

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City of Gold Coast Bargaining Update and Notice of Protected Action Ballot

Gold Coast negotiations stuck! Pay offer low, no support for first week of fortnightly pay, and no fairness in working hour cuts. Concerns on turnover rates. Vote for Protected Action from Dec 11. 6/12/2023

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Energy Queensland Enterprise Agreement Update

As negotiations for your new enterprise agreement with Energy Queensland continue, we can report some movement in response to our claims, but we are still a long way from reaching agreement. 1/12/2023

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Don't get shortchanged by Virgin Australia

The Services Union is actively addressing recent concerns regarding underpayments affecting our members at Virgin Australia. 30/11/2023

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Has Centacare really listened

Organisers and Delegates of The Services Union have been engaging with Centacare about how best to ensure members' above Award conditions of employment under the Agreement are maintained. 28/11/2023

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Unpaid Placements – National Day of Actions

The fight for paid placements for all community service students is not over. 24/11/2023

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Fraser Coast Regional Council bargaining bulletin

On Tuesday The Services Union undertook further Certified Agreement negotiations with Fraser Coast Regional Council. 23/11/2023

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Unitywater finally tables (undercooked) offer

Members of The Services Union at Unitywater know the importance of achieving acceptable pay increases through Enterprise Agreement negotiations. 22/11/2023

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Energy Queensland Enterprise Agreement Update

Enterprise Agreement negotiations have now been ongoing for some time, and yet it appears Energy QLD is either unwilling or incapable of listening to the legitimate claims of its employees. 16/11/2023

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Unpaid placements - we took the fight to Canberra

Today, we joined forces in Canberra with leaders in social work education, Students Against Placement Poverty, and Senator Dr Mehreen Faruqi to end unpaid placements. 15/11/2023

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Brisbane City Council - Nothing to see here

The Services Union and other Unions met with Council officers yesterday to discuss the Lord Mayor’s $400 million budget cuts. Essentially what we were told is that the Council is still engaged in a major review of all of its activities. 9/11/2023

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Bargaining Update - Powerlink not offering enough

Our Union raised concerns with Powerlink on 19 October 2023 around the lack of progress so far in the EBA negotiations and we remain concerned that Powerlink is at risk of falling behind the rest of the Industry. 7/11/2023

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Enterprise Agreement Approved

The Fair Work Commission has approved our new enterprise agreement. The Neami National Enterprise Agreement 2023 will start operation on 9 November 2023. 6/11/2023

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TSU Members Say Qantas Must Press the Reset Button

TSU members are calling on Qantas directors and shareholders to listen to loyal employees and customers who want to see it rebuild and do much better in the future. 3/11/2023

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Energy Queensland EBA Update

Yesterday we met with Energy QLD with an intent to continue EBA negotiations hoping to get greater clarification on outstanding claims. Disgracefully, management reps made us wait an hour for them to get a directive from EQL Exec Management that they 2/11/2023

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City of Gold Coast Bargaining Bulletin - Log now tabled

As part of the Single Bargaining Unit (SBU), The Services Union met with the City of Gold Coast Council yesterday for further Certified Agreement negotiations 2/11/2023

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Seqwater restructure – our Union is by your side

Seqwater has briefed The Services Union on its intention to restructure its organisation with a view to centralising its capital delivery and separating it from operations (producing water). 2/11/2023

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Brisbane City Council - Time for a Chat

The Services Union is by your side while we consider what is going on at Brisbane City Council. 2/11/2023

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Making our Claim - Your endorsement needed

Your TSU EBA Team is proposing to meet with management on Monday 6 November 2023 to commence negotiations for the Oceania Enterprise Agreement. 2/11/2023

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Callide Power Station Bargaining Update

Our Union along with the other relevant industry unions (‘the SBU’) met with CS Energy to commence bargaining for the new Callide Power Station Enterprise Agreement on 23 October and 24 October 2023. 25/10/2023

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Important update for DCR Members. Please attend members meeting

DCR is just one organisation that is classifying workers as Home Care Workers and undervaluing the work done by Disability Support Workers. To address the undervaluation of your work, we have decided to pursue a different avenue. 25/10/2023

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Powerlink at risk of falling behind

Negotiations for the new Powerlink EBA continued on 19 October 2023. The discussions were not productive. Read about it here. 24/10/2023

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Members to decide next steps towards better pay at Hinchinbrook Shire Council

The Services Union held further Certified Agreement discussions with Hinchinbrook Shire Council last week. 23/10/2023

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Have your say on the log of claims at Fraser Coast Regional Council

The Services Union recognises that you’ve continued to deliver for your community at Fraser Coast Regional Council in the face of unprecedented economic uncertainty. 23/10/2023

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Let's get ready to bargain at Fraser Coast Regional Council

The Services Union is by your side as you navigate the current cost-of-living issues at Fraser Coast Regional Council. You’ve continued to deliver for your community, and it’s our Union’s priority to ensure this is recognised in your new Certified Ag 19/10/2023

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EQL Bargaining Update

Preliminary discussions for a new Energy Queensland Enterprise Agreement continued this week. A collective sigh of relief could be heard when EQL was informed during our meeting that the government has finally given them approval to commence bargaini 19/10/2023

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Server Update - Member Information

Members - there will be a server update occurring from Friday 20 October 2023. This will mean you will not be able to update your details via your member portal for for the next couple of days. If you require assistance during this time - pleas 19/10/2023

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Update for Direct Care Resources Members - Appeal Lodged

Our union has been by your side throughout the bargaining process for a new Direct Care Resources (DCR) Enterprise Agreement (EA). This EA was approved on 26 September 2023 by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). 18/10/2023

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Entitlements for the chop at City of Gold Coast

The Services Union held further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions with City of Gold Coast yesterday. Per our request at the previous meeting, the City Representative Team (CRT) took us through a presentation on its intentions regarding its propose 18/10/2023

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Concern Over Budget Cuts at Brisbane City Council

Union members would have seen the Courier Mail article saying that Council have decided to 'axe projects' and 'slash services' and read the note from the CEO Colin Jensen advising that the Council is looking to cut 10% off the budget. 17/10/2023

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EBA Negotiations Continue

The Services Union, along with the other industry unions, resumed Enterprise Agreement negotiations with Powerlink on 12 October 2023. 17/10/2023

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Know your rights to Personal Leave

Virgin Australia has recently updated its Personal Leave Procedure. Personal Leave is a fundamental entitlement that safeguards your well-being, and it's vital to understand how these changes might affect you. 12/10/2023

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Energy QLD EBA Negotiation Update

TSU met with Energy QLD representatives to continue preliminary discussions around the EBA renegotiation on 10 and 11 October 2023. Unfortunately, approval has not yet been provided by the QLD Government for EQL to formally commence negotiations. 12/10/2023

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Workforce Connect Survey

We are writing to you to promote and encourage your participation in an inaugural survey of the housing and homelessness sector in Queensland undertaken by Homelessness Queensland and Q Shelter. 12/10/2023

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Your pay, your say at Seqwater

The Services Union has negotiated an Enterprise Agreement package with Seqwater that we believe is worthy of your consideration. 12/10/2023

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Queensland Rail Enterprise Bargaining (EA) 2023 Update

Our Union’s EA bargaining campaign 2023 set goals to strengthen your working conditions and gain wage increases to help you navigate this high cost of living environment. Now all the EAs are agreed to in principle, drafting all six EAs is underway. 11/10/2023

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Stronger Together. Fair Work Commission approved the Enterprise Agreement

Following a hearing before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission, we are pleased to inform you that the Commission has approved your new Enterprise Agreement! 11/10/2023

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Let's end unpaid placements for Community Services Degrees

Imagine putting in nearly a third of a year's worth of full-time work and not getting paid for it. That's the reality for students or workers undertaking Community Services Degrees. It's time for a change. Sign our petition today! 10/10/2023

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Virgin Australia Airlines IOC Agreement Backpay

The Services Union has approached Virgin Australia for an explanation of the reason for non-payment of backpay under the new IOC Agreement on overtime worked between 1 July 2022 and 16 August 2023. 10/10/2023

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EBA Update

Our Union, along with the other industry unions, met with Energy Queensland representatives to engage in further preliminary discussions around the EBA renegotiation. Read here for the update. 10/10/2023

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Powerlink Bargaining Update

The Services Union, along with the other industry unions, resumed Enterprise Agreement negotiations with Powerlink on 5 October 2023. Read about it here. 10/10/2023

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Seqwater date claimer: Let’s discuss your new Enterprise Agreement

The Services Union and our Single Bargaining Unit colleagues met with Seqwater this morning for some final discussions about your new Staff Enterprise Agreement. 6/10/2023

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Unitywater EA Update: Who’s in charge?!

The Services Union undertook further Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations with Unitywater yesterday. 5/10/2023

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ASU calls on Parliament to pass the Closing the Loopholes Bill

The ASU has taken a firm stance on the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023, and we firmly believe that Parliament must support this critical piece of legislation. 4/10/2023

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Union presses for further detail at City of Gold Coast

Fully understanding the employer’s bargaining position is always vital to Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations. 4/10/2023

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EQL EBA Negotiation Update

Our Union met with Energy Queensland representatives to engage in further preliminary discussions around the EBA renegotiation, whilst there were encouraging aspects to the response from EQL, it is clear there is a lot more work to do. 3/10/2023

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Uncertain Union Members ask - What does our December look like

Members of The Services Union have expressed their dismay about the uncertainty surrounding future wages at Centacare. Through this uncertainty, it's important that you know that our Union is by your side. 3/10/2023

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The Fair Work Commission Hears the Apple EA Approval

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission scheduled a Hearing to address several concerns the Commission raised. While the Commission may have raised concerns, Apple, the ASU and other unions were provided with the opportunity to respond and express 29/09/2023

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Important update for Mercy workers

Last year, Mercy Community (‘Mercy’) announced to all staff that the Enterprise Agreement (‘EA’) was incorrectly applied since 2013 and has been transitioning to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010 (‘the Award’). 27/09/2023

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Log of claims endorsement meetings at City of Gold Coast

The Services Union is by your side as you navigate the current cost-of-living issues at City of Gold Coast. We recognise that you’ve continued to deliver for your community. Now’s the time to ensure you are appropriately rewarded. 27/09/2023

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Union commences pay talks at Lockyer Valley

The Services Union commenced Certified Agreement negotiations last week with Lockyer Valley Regional Council. 26/09/2023

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QCU Pride Awards - Congratulations Beck Agius

Recently, Queensland Unions held its first ever Pride Awards. The Services Union congratulates Workplace Delegate Beck Agius who won an Outstanding Activist Award for her leadership. 25/09/2023

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Powerlink EBA negotiation update

The Services Union, along with the other relevant unions, resumed Enterprise Agreement negotiations with Powerlink yesterday on 21 September 2023. 22/09/2023

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Union presses for further pay talks at Mount Isa City Council

Yesterday The Services Union wrote to Mount Isa City Council to urgently request further negotiations to finalise your new Certified Agreement and to point out the following key issues. 21/09/2023

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Understanding EBA changes What's Important to you

Our Union has created a helpful guide to compare the differences between your current conditions under the Agreement and how they might change under the Award. Help us understand what's important to you by filling out our survey. 21/09/2023

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Improved back pay is coming your way

Following Virgin Australia's decision to pay the Customer Excellent payment in the current pay run and not in an off-pay run week, the ASU has advocated that the Airline rectify its actions. 21/09/2023

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Before the ink has settled, Virgin Australia breaches the proposed Enterprise Agreement

Virgin Australia's recent decision to pay employee bonuses during a regular pay week has left us deeply disappointed and we have urged them to reconsider this decision. 20/09/2023

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Members support pay offer at Sunshine Coast Council

Members of The Services Union have voted to support Sunshine Coast Council’s pay offer as tabled following two full days in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. 20/09/2023

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QantasLink work to stay with Qantas

After concerns of potential outsourcing of 'Above the Wing' services, we are delighted to inform our members, that Qantas has now confirmed that all operations will be delivered by the Qantas Brisbane Customer Experience (CE) team. 19/09/2023

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Lifting Local Libraries – One Delegate at a time

Union Delegates are essential to give members a voice to achieve positive change. Below is some information about how you can become a Union Delegate at Brisbane City Council – Libraries and what’s involved in the role. 19/09/2023

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Virgin Australia workers vote in favour of new working conditions

Virgin Australia workers have voted in favour of the new Virgin Australia & ASU - Guest Services & Guest Contract Centre – Agreement 2023. 18/09/2023

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Members decide on pay offer at Sunshine Coast Council

Well done to all members of The Services Union who attended our paid-time meetings at Sunshine Coast Council today regarding your new Certified Agreement. 15/09/2023

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Win for workers Outsourcing by Qantas found to be illegal

In a landmark victory the High Court has ruled unanimously in favour of Qantas workers 14/09/2023

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Extension to zombie Agreement sought while we negotiate for a new Agreement

TSU is by your side in ensuring that you are working under the best possible conditions. In order to ensure your conditions, an application to extend the Endeavour Enterprise Agreement should be made and has now been lodged. 14/09/2023

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Emma Miller Awardee - Carly Hanson

Congratulations to our Delegate Carly Hanson who is our Emma Miller Awardee for 2023. 14/09/2023

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Still time to have your say at City of Gold Coast!

The Services Union met with City of Gold Coast last week to commence negotiations for your new Certified Agreement (CA). 14/09/2023

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Paid meetings to discuss Sunshine Coast Council agreement

As advised last week, The Services Union finished two days of Queensland Industrial Relations Commission-assisted discussions with Sunshine Coast Council last week with an offer for your consideration. 12/09/2023

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(In)flexible working arrangements at Qantas

Recently, Airports and Lounges staff received a letter from Qantas advising that the "Flexible Working Arrangement Application Period" has come around. This letter is littered with misinformation and misdirection about your rights at work. 12/09/2023

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Update for Churches of Christ Members - Redundancy notification given

We have continued to meet weekly with CofC as an outcome for our dispute notification and CofC's commitment to working with our Union. Through these meetings we have raised and pursued outcomes to members questions relating to redundancy and redeplo 12/09/2023

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Direct Care Resources EBA UPDATE

Our Union is by your side through the process of bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement with your employer Direct Care Resources. We want to provide you with a brief update on the steps that are now underway following the ballot on the proposed EA 12/09/2023

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Southern Downs Joint Consultative Committee Update

While the negotiations for your Certified Agreement are done and dusted, the job is never done. Today, The Services Union was by your side at the quarterly Joint Consultative Committee meetings, advocating for improvements to your workplace. 7/09/2023

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council stuck on lowball offer

The Services Union is by your side for as long as it takes to get the right Certified Agreement (CA) for you at Hinchinbrook Shire Council. 7/09/2023

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Let’s get ready to roll at City of Gold Coast!

The Services Union met with City of Gold Coast earlier this week to commence negotiations for your new Certified Agreement. If you’ve read the Council’s update, you’ll know that we’re not in for an easy road. 7/09/2023

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Mercy Community - Important Union update

Our Union is by your side throughout Mercy’s major consultation process with employees. 6/09/2023

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No concessions for pay increase at Sunshine Coast Council!

After two full days in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission following Sunshine Coast Council’s application for assistance to finalise your new Certified Agreement, The Services Union has achieved a pay increase for you to consider. 6/09/2023

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Aruma September Bargaining Survey

Bargaining for our 2023 Enterprise Agreement is well underway and as your Union, we want to keep you updated and collect your input on our bargaining items at Aruma. 5/09/2023

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Congratulations to our Life Members 2023

Congratulations to our Life Members for 2023 - Calvin Berryman, Lorraine Walter and Les Calder. 5/09/2023

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Congratulations to Delegate of the Year Terese Tobin

Congratulations to our Delegate of the Year, Terese Tobin from Gladstone Ports Corporation. 4/09/2023

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Tehanne Denham Jarvis Awardee Jen Davis

Congratulations to Jen Davis who has been awarded our Tehanne-Denham Jarvis Award for 2023. 2/09/2023

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Angus Trusler Our Emerging Delegate of the Year

Congratulations to our Emerging Delegate of the Year, Angus Trusler from the Local Government Industry. 1/09/2023

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Union achieves pay proposal at Seqwater

The Services Union has reached a point in negotiations with Seqwater where we believe we have a Staff Enterprise Agreement proposal worthy of your consideration. 1/09/2023

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Restructures when do Unions get involved

The Enterprise Agreement (EA2020) gives guidance that GPC must consult with Unions when a change is proposed. GPC must minimise the impact of change where possible and consult with impacted persons on the change. 31/08/2023

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Union membership pays off at Ability Care

The Services Union received confirmation from Ability Care on 24 August 2023 that they have been incorrectly applying the night shift penalty rate under the SCHADS Award. We have received confirmation that, effective this pay period, all Ability Care 30/08/2023

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Powerlink Bargaining Update - Powerlink attempting to short-change workers

The Services Union along with the other key unions met with Powerlink today for the second bargaining meeting. 24/08/2023

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Direct Care Resources Ballot Result

Our Union has been by your side advocating for fair wages and conditions at Direct Care Resources. 24/08/2023

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TSU attends EQL pre-bargaining meeting

The Services Union along with other key unions met with Energy Queensland on 23 August 2023 to discuss the upcoming renegotiation of the Energy Queensland Union Collective Agreement (‘the Agreement’) 24/08/2023

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Union presses case for nine day fortnight at Unitywater

The Services Union will return to the bargaining table tomorrow for further negotiations with Unitywater around your new Enterprise Agreement (EA) 22/08/2023

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Strengthening Local Government Campaign and State Wage Case Update

Members of The Services Union know that a highly skilled, qualified, professional, and sustainable workforce is essential to delivering high quality services to support our communities. Members also know that leadership, culture, work design and work 22/08/2023

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Union presses case for nine day fortnight at Unitywater

The Services Union will return to the bargaining table tomorrow for further negotiations with Unitywater around your new Enterprise Agreement (EA) 22/08/2023

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Charters Towers members achieve improved pay offer!

Members of The Services Union at Charters Towers Regional Council: you stood your ground for a better pay offer –and got results! 18/08/2023

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Reminder – Have your say on Isaac Pay Offer!

Members of The Services Union at Isaac Regional Council are reminded that it’s time to have your say on the Council’s improved pay offer if you have not already done so. 18/08/2023

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Direct Care Resources - Vote No

Voting on the proposed DCR Enterprise Agreement will open on Friday 18 August at 7am. We are asking all DCR employees to vote NO 17/08/2023

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Members stand up for fairness at Isaac Regional Council!

It’s time to demand the pay rise you deserve at Isaac Regional Council! The Services Union is by your side to ensure this happens. 15/08/2023

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Ekka Holiday

The Brisbane Office of The Services Union will be closed for the EKKA Public Holiday on Wednesday, 16 August 2023. 14/08/2023

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Direct Care Resources - What are you hiding

After 18 months of unsuccessful negotiations with your employer Direct Care Resources where no agreement was made on a new Enterprise Agreement (EA), DCR is now putting to ballot its proposed EA and holding information sessions for staff. 10/08/2023

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Torres Shire Council - Undercooked Wage Offer Needs Work

The ball is finally rolling at Torres Shire Council with yesterday’s first meeting for your new Certified Agreement (CA). 3/08/2023

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Members to decide on Charters Towers Regional Council’s pay offer

Members at Charters Towers Regional Council: The Services Union wants to hear from you! It’s time to have your say on the Council’s Certified Agreement (CA) offer. 2/08/2023

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Bargaining Update: Full steam ahead

This week our Union met with Council management to continue bargaining for your new Certified Agreement. Significant progress was made with the wage increase in the first year of this agreement. 2/08/2023

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Qantas Groundstar Trial - The Project So Far

As you know there is a Groundstar Task Allocation Trial scheduled to commence next week. This trial aims to allocate tasks to team members based on demand. There has been some feedback provided about the tasks and concerns that the allocation of the 1/08/2023

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Isaac Regional Council continues to miss the point

Isaac Regional Council just isn’t getting the point. At this week’s CA negotiations, the Council tabled a revised – but still lacklustre – pay offer of 4% per year with a CPI adjuster capped at 4.5% for years two and three. 27/07/2023

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Huge backpay win and EBA5 Certified

In the next pay run, dozens of any 5 in 7 library, gallery and museum staff will be receiving backpay. 27/07/2023

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Our push has gotten consultation back on track - your feedback needed

We understand this is a very trying time for you in the wake of Churches of Christ (CofC) decision to hand back its Youth Residential, Supported Independent Living and Family Support Services contracts to the State Government. 25/07/2023

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Charters Towers Regional Council rejects fair pay!

The Services Union recently undertook further pay negotiations with Charters Towers Regional Council. The main discussion item was the Council’s response to the claim we tabled at the previous meeting. 24/07/2023

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Seqwater bargaining bulletin

We have now entered the actual bargaining phase of discussions at Seqwater. 18/07/2023

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Members increase options at Sunshine Coast

As your ally in the workplace at Sunshine Coast Council, The Services Union knows that the best bargaining results happen with maximum member participation. 18/07/2023

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Pushing for Consultation at Churches of Christ - Union issues notification of Dispute

Our union is continuing to push for your right to be consulted by Churches of Christ to ensure your voice is heard when it comes to changes to your employment resulting from the decision to hand back their Youth Residential, Supported Independent Liv 14/07/2023

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Reminder: Mount Isa City Council protected action ballot closes today!

Please be reminded that The Services Union’s ballot to support Protected Industrial Action at Mount Isa City Council closes at 5pm today (Thursday 13 July). 13/07/2023

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Major changes afoot at Fraser Coast Regional Council

As your ally in the workplace at Fraser Coast Regional Council, The Services Union understands that workplace change can be challenging. 13/07/2023

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Members have spoken at Sunshine Coast Council!

Members of The Services Union have voted decisively and overwhelmingly to endorse Protected Industrial Action in support of a better pay offer at Sunshine Coast Council! 11/07/2023

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City of Gold Coast: Consultation closes tomorrow

The consultation period for the Council’s proposed Organisational Structure Review closes tomorrow (Wednesday 12 July), and we’re by your side to ensure that any concerns are ad 11/07/2023

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Do you work in Employment Services? The Federal Government wants to hear from you

We know that The Services Union (TSU) members working in employment services are dedicated social and community services professionals who want to see change for the better. 6/07/2023

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Our determination gets results

After patiently waiting a long time the Brisbane City Council Determination 2023 has been issued. 6/07/2023

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Positive Union Meeting with Minister and Churches of Christ Update

Our union met with Minister Crawford on Monday 3 July 2023, to discuss Churches of Christ announcement to transition out of Youth Residential, Supported Independent Living Services and Family Support Services.. 6/07/2023

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Pay talks continue at Somerset Regional Council

The Services Union is by your side for as long as it takes to get the right deal for you at Somerset Regional Council. While we’re only two meetings in, we’ve had positive discussions with the Council around your claims for a better TOIL clause and W 5/07/2023

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QLD Rail - Station Operations Negotiations

The combined Unions Delegates and Officials met today where QR provided an updated offer. 4/07/2023

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Sunshine Coast Council members - Your protected action ballot is now open

It’s time demand the pay rise you deserve at Sunshine Coast Council! The Services Union is by your side to make it happen. 4/07/2023

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Union delivers pay rise at BCC

Congratulations! Our Union received the message loud and clear from our members with an overwhelming majority of you voting in favour of a increase to your base rate of pay and an additional 3%. 3/07/2023

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Union Win! 5.75% Increase to Award Rates Starts 1 July 2023

Members of The Services Union can hold their head high knowing they campaigned to improve Award wages, and won! As of 1 July 2023, all those working under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 will receive a 30/06/2023

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Union seeks Queensland Government to fund 5.75% pay and Super rise

Unions have won a 5.75% pay rise for Award Wage workers. This is the largest increase to Award Wages in Australia’s history. 28/06/2023

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Qld Rail ASPT Bargaining Update and Survey

As you will have seen from the email yesterday, Qld Rail has rejected the Combined Unions Claims for your agreement. 28/06/2023

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Churches of Christ to Close Services

Members have contacted us about the announcement from Churches of Christ Leadership Team to close Youth Residential and Family Support Services and hand back contracts to the State Government. 28/06/2023

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The super guarantee is going up

From 1 July 2023, Superannuation will increase from 10.5% to 11%. That means more money in your retirement fund. 27/06/2023

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End of Financial Year 2023

With the end of financial year approaching, members will be receiving their tax statement from The Services Union, in the middle of the week starting, 3 July. Please keep a look out in your email in box! 27/06/2023

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Unions For YES - Brisbane and Gold Coast Events

Queensland Unions for yes and YES 23 are inviting to come together for YES at two special events happening on Sunday, 2 July 2023 on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. 20/06/2023

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Your say on pay at Sunshine Coast Council!

Congratulations and well done to all members of The Services Union who participated in yesterday’s bargaining feedback meetings at Sunshine Coast Council! 7/06/2023

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Sunshine Coast Council members decide on next steps

The Services Union will always be by your side at Sunshine Coast Council to get the right deal for you. 6/06/2023

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What does work life balance look like to you

ASU members are joining together to improve work-life balance. We want to hear from you in our short survey 5/06/2023

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Almost 3 million Australian workers will receive a pay rise

The Fair Work Commission announced that Modern Award Rates will increase by 5.75% and the National Minimum Wage will increase by 8.6% on July 1, 2023. 5/06/2023

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Aruma members endorse the Union log of claims

This week members have come together in online meetings to confirm endorsing the ASU Log of Claims for bargaining your new conditions at Aruma. 2/06/2023

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Urban Utilities Members maintain (water) pressure

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union who have participated in this week’s protected industrial action at Urban Utilities Scientific Analytical Services on Monday, yesterday and today! 31/05/2023

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council put on notice regarding pay increase

The Services Union is acutely aware of the cost-of-living pressures you and your fellow members at Hinchinbrook Shire Council face. That’s why we tabled a pay claim of 7.5% per year when we met with the Council this morning for further Certified Agre 31/05/2023

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Western Downs Regional Council - Low Pay, Muddy Waters

When it comes to negotiating pay at Western Downs Regional Council, The Services Union is by your side for as long as it takes. We’re across the economic indicators and the state of play (and pay!) at similar workplaces, to ensure you get what you de 30/05/2023

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Tablelands Regional Council Agreement Certified

As your ally in the workplace at Tablelands Regional Council, The Services Union is by your side to deliver successful Certified Agreement outcomes. 29/05/2023

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Unreasonable refusal of a support person - Back to basics at Moreton Bay Regional Council

Being able to have a support person at a meeting about your performance sounds like a pretty basic right doesn’t it? Especially if you are being performance managed. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case at MBRC! 26/05/2023

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ARUMA members - RSVP to have your voice heard

Recently, we saw Aruma’s proposed bargaining position...and it was not in line with our Best NDIS claims! 25/05/2023

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Getting it right at Sunshine Coast Council

The Services Union returns to the bargaining table today for further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions with Sunshine Coast Council. While we share the Council’s eagerness to get the deal done, we are also eager to ensure that it’s the right deal f 24/05/2023

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Celebrating the Inaugural Union Pride Awards

Equality is union business, and in true fashion our mighty Queensland union movement is coming together this year to really drive that point home. 24/05/2023

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Union achieves improved offer at Cassowary Coast Regional Council

With the assistance of Industrial Commissioner McLennan, a package of wage increases and improvements to some conditions has been developed for Union members to consider. 23/05/2023

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Sunshine Coast Council – the latest on your Agreement

As your ally in the workplace at Sunshine Coast Council, The Services Union is keen to get it right for your new Certified Agreement (CA). After all, it’s your pay and conditions for the next three years. 16/05/2023

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Huge BACKPAY WIN for members of The Services Union!

Congratulations to many of our any 5 in 7 library, gallery and museum staff who will be getting significant back pay in the coming weeks. 16/05/2023

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The No.1 thing community and disability workers now need

In this week’s Federal Budget, ASU members in community and disability services won substantial funding for their sectors. We need to ensure that this will adequately cover the 7% wage increase we are advocating for in the Annual Wage Review. 12/05/2023

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Urban Utilities: Time to wake up and smell the coffee

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Urban Utilities Scientific Analytical Services. Your significant and decisive “NO” vote for Urban Utilities’ proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) is the first concrete step towards achieving the d 11/05/2023

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2023 Budget - What it means for the SACS Industry

After a successful campaign by ASU members in housing and homelessness services, the Government committed $65.7m to save frontline homelessness services and jobs in the sector. 10/05/2023

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2023 Budget - What it will mean for you

ASU members won some big funding announcements in last night’s Federal Budget. But we have more to do. 10/05/2023

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Queensland Rail - We have filed for Protected Action

Following a significant amount of feedback from members, the combined rail unions have come to the position that following QR's sad and inadequate ‘offer’ last Friday, that it is now necessary for us to file for a protected action ballot order. 8/05/2023

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Full Bench Decision at last

There’s never a dull moment at Brisbane City Council and we are by your side every step of the way. 8/05/2023

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Southern Downs Regional Council Agreement Certified

The Services Union is by your side to deliver back-to-back successful Certified Agreement outcomes despite Council's external representative continually trying to get in our way. 8/05/2023

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The Services Union Refutes Assertions Made By The Townsville Bulletin

The ‘article’ by Cameron Bates published in The Townsville Bulletin, (Exclusive: Inflation, wage demands mean rates increases: Mayor, 3 May 2023) concerning The Services Union’s pay negotiations with Hinchinbrook Shire Council contains outright false 4/05/2023

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Still confused about Public Holidays?

You’re forgiven if you are! The recent Federal Court decision on public holidays means that your employer must make a reasonable request that you work on a public holiday. 28/04/2023

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Underpayment Issue at Mercy Progresses

While this issue is very complex, Mercy is following the correct processes and working collaboratively with our Union to resolve the matter. 27/04/2023

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Strengthening Local Government – Meeting the Deputy Premier

Last week the President of The Services Union, Kate Cotter, and Executive President, Jennifer Thomas, met with Hon Steven Miles, Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning. 26/04/2023

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What is CPI worth to you at Rockhampton Regional Council?

The Services Union is by your side to deliver important conditions and protections at work. Our Union’s efforts at the bargaining table in 2022 mean that Council employees are now in line for a pay increase of 7.4% to match inflation. 26/04/2023

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Services Union QR Enterprise bargaining update!

The combined Rail Unions have requested QR respond to the “Queensland Rail Combined Union Wages Offer” put to them earlier this month and they have agreed to meet and respond to these claims on Friday 5 May 2023. 26/04/2023

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QR Travel and Other Employee Agreement Update

We returned to the table to continue bargaining for the Travel & Tourism and Other Employees stream - Schedule 1 Onboard and Other Staff 20/04/2023

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Urban Utilities SAS – WHOSE best offer?

As your ally in the workplace at Scientific Analytical Services, The Services Union is always keen to give you the full picture. Context is crucial in an enterprise bargaining environment. 11/04/2023

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Tell us your concerns about cost of living and workload at Mount Isa City Council

We’re by your side for as long as it takes to negotiate a new Certified Agreement at Mount Isa City Council. We were scheduled to resume discussions tomorrow, but the CEO is on leave so the next meeting will occur on Thursday 27 April. 5/04/2023

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Working Public Holidays in Airlines

Employees must be asked to work on a Public Holiday and the employer must consider your reasons if you decline the request to work on the particular public holiday. This follows a recent decision in the Federal Court of Australia. 5/04/2023

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Public holiday work must be requested and not required

Employees must be asked to work on a Public Holiday and the employer must consider your reasons if you decline the request to work on the particular public holiday. This follows a recent decision in the Federal Court of Australia. 5/04/2023

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Let’s get ready for the next EBA – BCC

We have all been patiently waiting for a decision by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on the Brisbane City Council Determination. 3/04/2023

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New Psychosocial Hazards Code

A new Code of Practice is being implemented that will require a step up for most workplaces: The Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards at Work Code of Practice 2022. 31/03/2023

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Cassowary Coast members down tools in support of better pay!

Members of The Services Union Cassowary Coast Regional Council’s Innisfail premises took the bold and unprecedented step of walking off the job yesterday to send a strong message to the Council that the pay increase on offer just won’t cut it. 30/03/2023

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Union resumes seqwater bargaining today

The Services Union resumes negotiations with seqwater today for a new Enterprise Agreement. 30/03/2023

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Sunshine Coast Council bargaining update

The Services Union continues negotiations today for your new Certified Agreement (CA) at Sunshine Coast Council. 29/03/2023

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Western Downs Regional Council Bargaining Update!

When it comes to pay negotiations at Western Downs Regional Council, The Services Union is by your side from the get-go. We ensure we’re across the economic indicators and the state of play (and pay!) at similar workplaces so we can come to the table 28/03/2023

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Ergon Energy Retail announces Mackay call Centre

Ergon Energy Retail is about to begin a recruitment drive for a new call centre in Mackay – its third in regional Queensland. 27/03/2023

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Union Update for Centacare

The Services Union knows how important it is that workers’ voices are heard. Fortunately for Union members at Centacare, our Union meets regularly with the organisation to elevate your voice, provide valuable frontline worker feedback, and seek commi 24/03/2023

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Homelessness Funding Saved

This morning, the Federal Government have announced a $67.5m funding boost to Housing and Homelessness funding after a successful campaign by TSU members. 24/03/2023

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QR Bargaining Stations Operations

The Services Union and the Rail Tram and Bus Union met with Queensland Rail to review the no and maybe lists of the presented Station Operations logs of claims items being negotiated on behalf of members. 23/03/2023

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NEAMI NEEDS TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR WORKERS

On Tuesday last week, ASU delegates from across Australia strongly represented members in strategic bargaining negotiations. Your ASU delegates elevated our member voices and showed strength, organisation, and solidarity. 22/03/2023

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A YES TO EBA 12

We are pleased to say that 93.15% of employees who voted were in favour of EBA 12. 21/03/2023

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JETSTAR LEGAL MISTAKE DELAYS VOTING ON ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT

Jetstar has notified ASU that it failed to comply with its legal requirements for enterprise bargaining negotiations as required under the Fair Work Act. 20/03/2023

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council

As your ally in the workplace at Cassowary Coast Regional Council, The Services Union understands the cost of living pressures you currently face. That’s why we’re serious about delivering an acceptable pay deal. 17/03/2023

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Tell us about staffing and vacancies at Sunshine Coast Council

At our most recent CA discussions with Sunshine Coast Council, we started discussing your claims for workload management via prompt filling of vacancies, and measures to mitigate against downgrading of roles. 17/03/2023

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Expression of interest for new Delegates at Aruma

This year has been very busy and as your Union we want would like to identify and elect some new workplace representatives, also known as Union Delegates. 16/03/2023

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Labour Day 2023 - Save the Date

Labour Day Celebrations are happening across Queensland in May and we would love to see you, your family and friends at the upcoming events. 16/03/2023

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Urgency lacking at Western Downs Regional Council

The Services Union is your ally in the workplace at Western Downs Regional Council. We therefore understand your eagerness to negotiate a decent pay increase as soon as possible, especially with the underlying inflation rate at a 20-year high of 6.9% 15/03/2023

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QLD Rail Station Operations EA negotiations have Started

The Qld Rail EA negotiations are underway. We had our first Station Operations EA Negotiation meeting yesterday and presented our Log of Claims that was developed in consultation with our members. 15/03/2023

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council – Clearly can't really cope

Members of The Services Union at Cassowary Coast Regional Council know that our Union will stay the course until we collectively achieve an acceptable pay deal. 13/03/2023

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Agreement In Principle Reached at Moreton Bay Regional Council

As your ally in the workplace, we have been by your side throughout the entire EBA5 negotiation process, ensuring that you get the pay and conditions you deserve. 8/03/2023

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council: Bring it on!

At Cassowary Coast Regional Council, The Services Union understands with perfect clarity that you deserve a new Certified Agreement that doesn’t leave you behind. 8/03/2023

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Bargaining continues at Sunshine Coast Council

Members of The Services Union at Sunshine Coast Council can be assured that we hear your cost-of-living concerns loudly and clearly. 7/03/2023

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Health and Community Services project funding applications now open

The Health and Community Services sectors are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, and this issue will only grow with the increase on demand for services across the industry. 1/03/2023

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The Apple union is growing – join the meeting!

Negotiations with Apple are set to kick off again! Join the Australian Services Union’s zoom meeting on securing a fair deal at Apple. 1/03/2023

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Still no agreement at South Burnett Regional Council

The Services Union took the stalled negotiations for your new Certified Agreement at South Burnett Regional Council to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission yesterday. 28/02/2023

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Sunshine Coast Council Negotiations in Full Swing

The Services Union is acutely aware of the cost-of-living pressures members are experiencing at Sunshine Coast Council. When we met with the Council for further Certified Agreement (CA) talks last week, we tabled a pay claim for 13% in year one, with 27/02/2023

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Union commences negotiations at Western Downs

The Services Union knows that you and your colleagues at Western Downs Regional Council have delivered and continue to deliver for your community. That’s why we will always be by your side to achieve the pay and conditions you deserve. 27/02/2023

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EF Commences Consultation on Roster Changes in the Western Region – Must Read

On Monday 20th February 2023 Endeavour Foundation (EF) recommenced consultation on proposed roster changes across residentials in the Western Region where the initial consultation process returned a No vote. 24/02/2023

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The Services Union - your pipeline to a better workplace at Urban Utilities

When it comes to your wellbeing at work, The Services Union is your ally in the workplace at Urban Utilities. 24/02/2023

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Members increase options at Cassowary Coast

As your ally in the workplace at Cassowary Coast Regional Council, The Services Union knows that the best bargaining results happen with maximum member participation. 23/02/2023

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You are invited to the Young Workers Conference

You are invited to attend the Young Workers Conference on Saturday 1 April 2023. 23/02/2023

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Union begins bargaining at Isaac Regional Council

Today we met with Isaac Regional Council in Dysart to exchange logs of claims and commence discussions around your new Certified Agreement. 21/02/2023

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The Apple Union is Growing - Join the Meeting

In 2022, ASU members successfully brought Apple management back to the bargaining table after rejecting Apple’s rotten agreement. Now is the time for the ASU to head back to the bargaining table in 2023. 21/02/2023

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Cracking the code - Equalising Super for Women

Women often face unique challenges when it comes to growing their superannuation savings, which can lead to less financial independence in retirement. 21/02/2023

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More small steps at Maranoa Regional Council

The Services Union held further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions with Maranoa Regional Council late last week. 14/02/2023

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Union resumes bargaining at Mount Isa City Council

At Mount Isa City Council, The Services Union understands the importance of staying the course when it comes to Certified Agreement negotiations, regardless of how long it takes. 9/02/2023

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Union kicks off Operational Agreement discussions at Western Downs

As your ally in the workplace at Western Downs Regional Council, our Union understands that it is crucial to get the CA negotiation process right. 9/02/2023

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Central Station/Ferny Grove Station Workplace Culture Investigation – Misconceived from the outset!

Members in Stations Operations, Customer Service will likely be aware that QR has engaged a firm of lawyers, Minter Ellison for an open slather investigation into ‘workplace culture.’ Many of our members already know that we have put this investigati 9/02/2023

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Setting the bargaining scene at Sunshine Coast Council

We began CA discussions with the Council last week and as the meeting was devoted to setting out the processes and protocols of bargaining... 8/02/2023

Bargaining Day 2 QR ASPT Agreement

Recently, we met for day two of bargaining for the ASPT stream. From this meeting, the Unions received the responses to the claims put forward on behalf of members, of what QR advises that are not agreeable and those that Queensland Rail is prepare 1/02/2023

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Paid family and domestic violence leave comes into force today

New laws providing 10 days of paid family & domestic violence leave come into effect today. 1/02/2023

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Tablelands negotiations reach pointy end

Tablelands Regional Council recently tabled a revised offer for your new Certified Agreement. 31/01/2023

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Is 2023 your year to shine at City of Gold Coast

2023 will be an important year as we commence preparations to renegotiate your Certified Agreement at City of Gold Coast Council. 31/01/2023

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No Major Release! Further Update

Your Union officials and Senior Delegates have met with the EQL Executive over the past few weeks to discuss the dismantling of the DEBBs Program along with our partner Unions. 31/01/2023

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No Major release - Major announcement at EQL

On Wednesday you would have received the update from Energy Queensland CEO, Rod Duke about the problems with Major Release 27/01/2023

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Nowhere left to hide for South Burnett Regional Council

Through all the twists and turns that the bargaining process throws up, The Services Union is by your side at South Burnett Regional Council to make sure you get the Certified Agreement (CA) you deserve. 25/01/2023

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What is CPI worth to you at Bundaberg Regional Council?

As your ally in the workplace at Bundaberg Regional Council, The Services Union is by your side to deliver important conditions and protections and work. 25/01/2023

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Bargaining Update - Slow and steady wins the race

The Services Union is by your side at Maranoa Regional Council for as long as it takes to achieve the pay and conditions you deserve. 24/01/2023

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Moreton Bay Regional Council Bargaining Update

As your ally in the workplace we have been by your side throughout the entire EBA5 negotiation process, ensuring that you get the pay and conditions you deserve. 24/01/2023

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Don't delay - have your say at Isaac Regional Council!

Congratulations to the many members who have already completed our log of claims survey to have a say on what we’ll negotiate in your new Certified Agreement. 23/01/2023

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Still time to have your say at Charters Towers Regional Council!

Congratulations to the many members who have already completed our log of claims survey to have a say on what we’ll negotiate in your new Certified Agreement. 23/01/2023

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Tablelands Regional Council’s offer further devalues your pay!

Members of The Services Union at Tablelands Regional Council know the challenges of working for a regional Local Authority. 23/01/2023

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A step closer to a new Agreement at North Burnett

As your ally in the workplace the Services Union has significant experience in negotiating and arbitrating Certified Agreements in Local Government. 19/01/2023

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Good things take a little longer to cook at Aurizon

Whether it’s a delicious flying pig or an EBA that’s fair and reasonable, don’t rush into an agreement just because you are not sure what might follow your decision. 18/01/2023

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An opportunity to improve recruitment and retention at Townville City Council

Last week your Union Delegates at Townsville City Council hit the ground running at this year’s first Joint Consultative Committee (JCC). 16/01/2023

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Done and dusted at Barcaldine Regional Council

Union Members at Barcaldine Regional Council have delivered pay increases and industry-leading improvements in conditions through your new Certified Agreement (CA). It has been a long time coming, but today we have finally registered the CA with the 13/01/2023

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SACS - Christmas/New Year shutdown

Employees covered by the SCHADS Award or the National Employment Standards underpinning the Award can not be directed to take annual leave during a shutdown period. 22/12/2022

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South Burnett Regional Council - Your protected action ballot is now open

Members of The Services Union at South Burnett Regional Council are advised that your ballot on whether to support Protected Industrial Action is now open. 21/12/2022

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Industries Voices Being Heard on Wages – More to do!

Endeavour Industries Members the need to uplift wages is being heard but there is more to do! 20/12/2022

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Tablelands Regional Council: It’s not hard to work out what’s fair

The Services Union is by your side as we seek to ensure that you achieve decent and equitable outcomes in the negotiation for your new Collective Agreement. Unfortunately, your employer doesn’t agree with your view on what is fair. 20/12/2022

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Have your say on pay and conditions at SEQWater

The Services Union is preparing to commence negotiations with SEQWater for your new Enterprise Agreement early in 2023. 19/12/2022

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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. 19/12/2022

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2022 Year in Review

What a year! ASU members nationally have achieved incredible things in 2022. We wanted to share some of the amazing work our union has accomplished together... 16/12/2022

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Olympic-worthy wage backflip at South Burnett

Members of The Services Union at South Burnett Regional Council know that our Union has to be agile when it comes to negotiating the best possible pay outcomes. 15/12/2022

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DCR goes to ballot - Vote No!

Our Union, The Services Union, is by your side during negotiations for a new Direct Care Resources Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2023. 15/12/2022

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DCR Continue to stall negotiations

As your ally in the workplace, we wanted to update you on the actions our union is taking to progress the stalled EBA negotiations at Direct Care Resources (DCR). 15/12/2022

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Final DEBBs Update for 2022

I hope that you have all availed yourselves of one of our Services Union Roadshow briefings which I have held across the state (in-person or via WebEx) in the last few months 14/12/2022

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Maranoa Regional Council Bargaining Update

Members of The Services Union at Maranoa know the challenges working for a regional Council. Members also know that as your ally in the workplace, our Union is by your side to ensure you get the pay and conditions you deserve. 14/12/2022

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Alright for some at Cassowary Coast

Regardless of how much verbal clutter we need to sift through, members of The Services Union know we’re by your side at the bargaining table to get you the pay deal you deserve. 13/12/2022

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TSU Pride Update

The Services Union’s Pride Committee has had an eventful year! We have truly surpassed our goal to increase visibility (though there’s still more work to do). 9/12/2022

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Time for Tablelands to table a proper offer!

The Services Union is by your side in pursuit of the right pay deal at Tablelands Regional Council. 8/12/2022

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Backpay at Southern Downs? Your Union Delivers!

Regardless of how long it takes, The Services Union will be by your side to get the best possible bargaining outcomes at Southern Downs Regional Council. 7/12/2022

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Members Say “No” To Maranoa Cuts and Double Standards!

The Services Union will always be by your side to negotiate the best possible Certified Agreement at Maranoa Regional Council. 6/12/2022

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Have your say on pay at Sunshine Coast Council!

As your ally in the workplace at Sunshine Coast Council, we’ve negotiated with the Council to facilitate log of claims endorsement meetings on paid time. 5/12/2022

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A win for workers!

The Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill has just become law! Union members called on decision-makers to pass this Bill to make it simpler and fairer for working people to bargain for better workplace conditions. 2/12/2022

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ASU makes inroads on improved rostering at Jetstar

Negotiations over your new Enterprise Agreement are continuing, and for some items, we are moving towards negotiating specific details and settling the claims. Many improvements are contingent on the Enterprise Agreement as a whole. Some aspects ar 30/11/2022

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Union locks in wins at South Burnett

The Services Union is committed to achieving the best pay and conditions. When our Union met with the Council for further Certified Agreement discussions last week, we confirmed several key improvements including a 10% pay increase over two years. 29/11/2022

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Have your say on pay at Isaac Regional Council!

When it comes to negotiating wages and conditions at Isaac Regional Council, The Services Union is always by your side to ensure you get the package you deserve. 28/11/2022

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Time for Southern Downs to pay up

Today The Services Union participated in further pay discussions with Southern Downs Regional Council in Warwick with the assistance of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC). 25/11/2022

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St Vincent de Paul Society EBA Update

Our Union has been by the side of members advocating for improved wages and conditions in a new St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Agreement. 25/11/2022

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Union gets Mount Isa bargaining back on track

The Services Union remains by your side as we negotiate your new Certified Agreement (CA) at Mount Isa City Council. Today’s meeting was short and perhaps slightly sweeter than previous CA discussions. 24/11/2022

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Union presses Cassowary Coast on undercooked offer

The Services Union was standing firmly by your side this morning when we met with Cassowary Coast Regional Council to progress Certified Agreement negotiations. 24/11/2022

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Have your say - Charters Towers Regional Council log of claims survey

When it comes to negotiating wages and conditions at Charters Towers Regional Council, The Services Union is always by your side to ensure you get the package you deserve. 23/11/2022

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Union delivers at Gympie Regional Council

It’s been a long time coming, but earlier today our Union managed to secure a solid outcome and a pay proposal that is worthy of your consideration. 23/11/2022

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Super to have an increase in super at EQL

As a result of recent increases in the superannuation guarantee, The Services Union has been engaged in discussions with the Queensland Government about the Government Owned Corporations Wages Policy and superannuation for our members in Government O 23/11/2022

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Why the bestNDIS National Week of Action was critical

Did you see us last week? ASU members across the Country rallied, danced, held workplace meetings, and more to unite the calls of thousands of NDIS workers and participants as part of the ASU’s #bestNDIS Week of Action 23/11/2022

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Union finalises Redland City Council pay deal

Last Friday afternoon, The Services Union finalised all outstanding matters for your new Certified Agreement with Redland City Council at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. 22/11/2022

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Your rights at Neami. Register now for your union EBA update meeting.

Join our ASU Neami worker meeting. 22/11/2022

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Negotiations for new Agreement – have your say

Our Tenants Queensland (TQ) Agreement will expire in January 2023 and it’s time to have a say! 18/11/2022

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Redland members endorse pay - some matters still outstanding

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Redland City Council who voted in our survey regarding the Council’s improved pay offer. Member participation was significant, as was the margin by which voters supported accepting the pay offer 16/11/2022

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Jetstar fails to provide a fair pay offer but moves on rosters

Your Union, the ASU, met with Jetstar to negotiate your new working conditions. 16/11/2022

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Remember to have your say at Redland City Council!

Following last week’s negotiations assisted by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), The Services Union came away with the following revised pay offer from Redland City Council. 15/11/2022

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Have your say on pay at South Burnett!

As your ally in the workplace at South Burnett Regional Council, The Services Union is always by your side to achieve the pay and conditions you deserve. 15/11/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council negotiations to re-convene this Friday

Following The Services Union’s application for assistance from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), pay discussions recommenced today chaired by Industrial Commissioner Hartigan. 14/11/2022

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Union achieves improved offer at Redland City Council

The Services Union resumed pay negotiations today with Redland City Council. Following our Union’s application for assistance from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), the discussions were chaired by Industrial Commissioner Power. 11/11/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council - We're at the final hurdle

Discussions between Moreton Bay Regional Council and The Services Union are continuing on resolution of any five in seven agreements. 11/11/2022

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ASU keeps on fighting for fair and safe roster

Your ASU National Negotiating Team met with Qantas to continue negotiating your next enterprise agreement. 10/11/2022

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You're Invited to Youth Committee end of year drinks

It’s time to celebrate the end of another great year! Join the Youth Committee and fellow union members for drinks and pizzas at The Burrow in West End. 9/11/2022

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QEP - Your Future Jobs Pathway!

We will be hosting an event at the Biloela Hotel on Tuesday 15 November 2022 about the QLD Energy Plan. 8/11/2022

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Union pursues better pay at Maranoa Regional Council

The Services Union met with Maranoa Regional Council last week for further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions. 8/11/2022

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Rockhampton Regional Council conditions finally certified

Members of The Services Union at Rockhampton Regional Council have delivered pay increases and other improvements through your new Certified Agreement (CA). 8/11/2022

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Union secures Commission hearing for Southern Downs Regional Council

This morning The Services Union met Southern Downs Regional Council in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC). 7/11/2022

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Commission sets date for Moreton Bay Regional Council pay talks

As your ally in the workplace at Moreton Bay Regional Council, The Services Union is acutely aware that wage negotiations occur in real time and must address current economic factors. 4/11/2022

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Commission sets date for Redland City Council pay talks

TSU 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. 1/11/2022

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Queensland Energy Plan – TSU members meeting!

The Services Union would like to invite you to meet with the Secretary of the Union, Mr Neil Henderson on Thursday 3 November 2022 to discuss the Queensland Energy and Jobs plan, and how it will impact on TSU members at Powerlink. 1/11/2022

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CPI vindicates Gympie Regional Council members

As your ally in the workplace at Gympie Regional Council, The Services Union is acutely aware that wage negotiations occur in real time and must address current economic factors 31/10/2022

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Fixing your pay at Moreton Bay

The Services Union has applied to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) for assistance in making a new Certified Agreement (CA) with Moreton Bay Regional Council. 28/10/2022

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Getting it done at Redland City Council

Following this morning’s update, The Services Union has today applied to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) for assistance in making a new Certified Agreement (CA) with Redland City Council. 28/10/2022

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ASU Win Paid family & domestic violence leave will save lives

ASU members started and led the campaign for paid family and domestic violence leave for over a decade and today we won. 27/10/2022

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Qantas' plan for Variable full-time jobs - the devil is in the detail and it isn’t looking good

Qantas has confirmed to the ASU that it is proposing to introduce a new employment category called “variable full-time hours”. 27/10/2022

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Redland City Council – Your reward through the Commission’s gateway

As your ally in the workplace, The Services Union will continue to challenge Redland City Council’s tactics which appear to be aimed at stampeding you into its unfair three-year deal. 27/10/2022

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ASU Budget breakdown

The ASU has had people in budget lockup in Canberra. So, we are bringing you the big headlines coming out of the budget for ASU members. 26/10/2022

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A big week of bargaining ahead at Qantas

Your ASU team is preparing for our 5th bargaining meeting with management later this week. It’s going to be an important meeting as we are pushing for improvements to the things members have told us are important to them: 26/10/2022

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North Burnett Regional Council - Have your say on pay offer

Members of The Services Union at North Burnett Regional Council know that we win the best bargaining outcomes collectively. That’s why we work together to ensure the voices of all members are heard loudly and clearly! 25/10/2022

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Time to lock it in at Barcaldine

Members of The Services Union at Barcaldine Regional Council know the challenges working for a regional Council. Members also know that as your ally in the workplace, we’re always by your side to ensure you get the pay and conditions you deserve. 25/10/2022

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St Vincent De Paul Members Make Their Claim!

Your Services Union (TSU) representatives have met with SVdP management to commence negotiations for the new St Vincent de Paul Society Enterprise Agreement. 24/10/2022

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EQL Strategic Collaboration Update – TSU influencing the agenda for members!

On Monday 17 October 2022, our Union met with Energy Queensland’s (‘EQL’) CEO and Executive regarding the implications of the Queensland Energy Plan (‘QEP’) and resulting Business Strategy. 21/10/2022

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Always room for more at Mackay Regional Council

The Services Union welcomes Mackay Regional Council’s decision to deliver a $500 cost of living payment before Christmas. The $500 will also be added to your base salary before next year’s 2.5% Determination increase is applied. 21/10/2022

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A new agreement at Aruma

Aruma has announced it's time to negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement. 21/10/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council considers Union pay proposal

The Services Union headed back to the bargaining table with Moreton Bay Regional Council yesterday for your new Certified Agreement (CA). 20/10/2022

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IRCG and Industrial Update – TSU

On Tuesday 19 October 2022, our Senior Workplace Delegates Ken Feltham, Lucas Garretty and Jorge Salles along with Jack Donaghy, Senior Industrial Officer attended the monthly Industrial Relations Consultation Group (‘IRCG’). 19/10/2022

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Possible pay cut and you’re the last to know!

You may have received recent communication from your employer, Aspire Hub, notifying that they have completed a review of the award classification of Aspire Hub NDIS activities. 19/10/2022

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The Qantas Group pay policy continues to neglect Jetstar workers

Alan Joyce has written to the Qantas Group workforce, informing employees that the pay policy is now 3% per year (instead of 2%) following the two-year pay freeze. This updated policy will not provide any financial relief for Jetstar members. 19/10/2022

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They lied – Qantas now admits they are getting rid of master rosters

Your Union, the ASU, has written to Qantas raising concerns about the airline’s conduct during enterprise agreement negotiations. 19/10/2022

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Closer – but no deal at Redland City Council

The Services Union reconvened negotiations with Redland City Council today for your new Certified Agreement (CA). It’s been a long road, and as your ally in the workplace, our Union is committed to getting it right so you don’t lose out over the comi 19/10/2022

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EF Commences Consultation on Roster Changes – Must Read!

Endeavour is commencing consultation on proposed roster changes across residentials in Queensland. Western Region residentials will be part of the first round of consultation. 18/10/2022

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A welcome change of venue at Gympie Regional Council

As your ally in the workplace at Gympie Regional Council, The Services Union understands that you have continued to deliver quality services to the community through floods, health scares and significant understaffing. 18/10/2022

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Attention Redland City CEO - The world is moving on!

As your ally in the workplace, The Services Union will continue to challenge Redland City Council’s unconvincing arguments for sub-par wage increases! 14/10/2022

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Full Bench releases Mareeba decision

The Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has released its decision regarding The Services Union’s request for assistance to make a Certified Agreement (CA) with Mareeba Shire Council. 13/10/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council - The world is moving on

The Services Union is by your side throughout the negotiations for EBA5 and will continue to challenge the Council’s weak arguments for sub-par wage increases! 13/10/2022

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Brisbane City Council - Don't stop there

The Services Union welcomes the decision of the Brisbane City Council to increase wages immediately. 13/10/2022

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Members prepare for bargaining at Sunshine Coast Council

The Services Union is preparing to commence negotiations this with Sunshine Coast Council for your new Certified Agreement (CA). 12/10/2022

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Youth Members - Last chance to have your say!

The 2022 TSU Youth Member Survey is closing this Friday 14 October and we want to hear from you! 11/10/2022

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Union kicks off bargaining at Maranoa

The Services Union will always be by your side at Maranoa Regional Council to achieve the pay and conditions you deserve. 10/10/2022

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The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan - The Services Union By your side

On Wednesday 28 September 2022, we received the announcement from the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan (‘the Plan’). The announcement is highly significant for all of our Energy members, particularly those in generation. 7/10/2022

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Endeavour - First JCC Meeting

This week your Union representatives attended the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) meeting with Endeavour representatives including your CEO. 7/10/2022

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Members deliver timely increase at City of Gold Coast

The Services Union has given in principle endorsement to City of Gold Coast for the proposed 12-month extension of the current Certified Agreement (CA) following members’ vote to support the proposal. 7/10/2022

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Centacare - A Unionised workplace is a safer workplace

The Services Union knows how important it is that workers’ voices are heard by their employer. As a result, our Union meets regularly with Centacare to discuss Union members’ concerns and to seek positive outcomes. 6/10/2022

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Endeavour - Pay and conditions matter to us all, so get on board

After almost 12 months, negotiations for a new Agreement at Endeavour Foundation have come to a standstill on a number of items that we know matter to members doing the hard yards on the ground. 6/10/2022

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Members deliver at Whitsunday Regional Council!

Thanks to the resolve of members of The Services Union, Whitsunday Regional Council employees will receive a 4% pay increase backdated to February 2022 and a 3.75% increase effective February 2023. 6/10/2022

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Understanding EBA Changes What's important to you

The Services Union knows how important it is that workers’ voices are heard by their employer. As a result, our Union meets regularly with Centacare to discuss Union members’ concerns and to seek positive outcomes. 6/10/2022

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Union extends Gold Coast feedback deadline

Following City of Gold Coast’s agreement to extend its deadline for feedback on the current wage proposal, The Services Union has similarly extended our survey deadline for you to tell us what you think. 5/10/2022

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City of Gold Coast members have say on pay!

At last week’s Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations with City of Gold Coast, the Council tabled an unexpected offer we believe is worthy of your consideration. 4/10/2022

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Union secures improved offer at Whitsunday Regional Council

The Services Union resumed pay negotiations last Thursday with Whitsunday Regional Council. 4/10/2022

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Southern Downs members vote up action for better pay!

Congratulations to members at Southern Downs Regional Council who have voted overwhelmingly in favour of protected industrial action in support of fair pay! 4/10/2022

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DCR EBA UPDATE

Since our last bargaining meeting, our Union has undertaken a thorough review of your role at Direct Care Resources (DCR). We've reviewed position descriptions, policy documents and heard from Union members at DCR. 28/09/2022

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You deserve a decent wage increase at MBRC

The Services Union is by your side throughout the negotiations for your new Certified Agreement (CA) at Moreton Bay Regional Council. 27/09/2022

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Time to get it right at Whitsunday Regional Council

The Services Union is by your side every step of the way to achieve a fair pay outcome at Whitsunday Regional Council. 26/09/2022

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CPL - Update on terminating the Agreement

On Tuesday 26 July 2022 members came together to discuss CPL’s proposal to terminate the expired Cerebral Palsy League Enterprise Agreement 2009 (‘the Agreement’). 23/09/2022

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Youth members, it’s time to have your say!

The TSU Youth Committee is a member run committee that represents union members aged 35 and younger. 21/09/2022

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Gympie Regional Council Backtracks on Wage Proposal

Despite yesterday's meeting coming to an amicable end between Unions and management, it has since become clear that Council has changed its wage offer so there is no wage increase for 2022. 21/09/2022

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Apple folds like a MacBook - We stopped Apple’s unfair ballot

Apple management broke off negotiations and rushed to an employee vote for a new National Enterprise Agreement (NEA) ASU members took action. 21/09/2022

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It's time to get serious about pay at Southern Downs Regional Council

With inflation in Australia currently the highest it has been since the 1990s, Southern Downs Regional Council needs to provide a pay increase that reduces your cost-of-living pressures, and The Services Union is by your side to ensure this happens. 20/09/2022

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Vote ‘no’ to Apple’s dodgy deal

Hundreds of Apple employees came together as ASU members to vote ‘No’ to Apple’s substandard National Enterprise Agreement (NEA). 20/09/2022

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St Vincent de Paul: Endorse your Union Log of Claims

The Services Union is by members side representing them in the negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement. 19/09/2022

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Members push for fair pay by the Bay!

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Redland City Council who walked off the job for a better pay on Thursday 15 September! 16/09/2022

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ASU Local Government summit

Did you see us in Parliament last week? ASU members representing workers in local government across Australia came to Parliament! 16/09/2022

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Tablelands tables bland pay offer

The Services Union commenced negotiations with Tablelands Regional Council yesterday for your new Certified Agreement (CA). We exchanged and explained our respective logs of claims. 16/09/2022

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Union begins pay talks at Cassowary Coast

The Services Union commenced negotiations with Cassowary Coast Regional Council for your new Certified Agreement (CA) on Wednesday 14 September. 16/09/2022

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Restoring respect for our sector | ASU members take the campaign to Canberra

Did you see us in Parliament last week? 37 ASU members working in community and disability from across Australia came to Parliament last week for one reason: to restore respect to our sector. 15/09/2022

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Stand Up for Fair Pay Tomorrow

The Services Union’s members at Redland City Council are stopping work tomorrow in support of an acceptable pay increase. 14/09/2022

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JUST ANNOUNCED - Union members win increase to indexation to 5.07%

Members working in the community and disability sector campaigned for an increase to indexation to fund the wage increase and increase to superannuation. 14/09/2022

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What members want at Gympie Regional Council

Gympie Regional Council says it wants to improve culture and foster better relationships and trust with you. But members of The Services Union know that the Council’s actions tell a different story! 14/09/2022

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Tell Redland City Council You Deserve More

The Services Union has notified the Council of our intention to engage in Protected Industrial Action in the form of rolling work stoppages on Thursday 15 September. 13/09/2022

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The Services Union Delivers Again at Isaac

Congratulations to our Isaac members and your Workplace Delegates on the fantastic win achieving better pay for travel outside of work hours. 12/09/2022

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Apple's Bizarre New Actions to Push Their NEA

The ASU will be working with our members at Apple to ensure the new NEA reflects the interests of staff! 9/09/2022

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Whitsunday Regional Council Folds Its Cards

Following Tuesday’s pay discussions with The Services Union, Whitsunday Regional Council has folded its cards. 8/09/2022

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Gympie Regional Council - Members On Right Track

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union who have committed to taking Protected Industrial Action today in support of a better pay offer at Gympie Regional Council. 7/09/2022

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Gympie Regional Council Disappoints Yet Again

Following last night’s online member meeting, The Services Union pressed your claim for a pay increase more in tune with the current economic indicators. 6/09/2022

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City of Gold Coast Members Prepare to Bargain

The Services Union met with City of Gold Coast earlier this week to establish the processes and parameters for negotiating your new Certified Agreement (CA). 2/09/2022

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Gympie Regional Council Still Disappoints

The Services Union knows how important it is to maintain the real value of your pay at Gympie Regional Council, and we’re by your side throughout these prolonged negotiations for your new Certified Agreement. 2/09/2022

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Union delivers better pay at First Nations Councils

The Services Union has delivered a great outcome for all employees of First Nations Councils without Certified Agreements. 2/09/2022

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What’s really going on at Moreton Bay Regional Council

The Service’s Union knows how important it is to maintain the real value of your pay at Moreton Bay Regional Council, and we’re by your side throughout these prolonged negotiations for your new Certified Agreement (CA). 1/09/2022

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Redland City Council members vote up action for better pay

Congratulations to members of The Services Union at Redland City Council – you’ve voted overwhelmingly to support Protected Industrial Action in pursuit of a better pay deal! 1/09/2022

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Stand up for fair pay at Gympie Regional Council

It’s time to stand up for the pay rise you deserve! Gympie Regional Council needs to give you a pay increase that recognises your dedicated service, and our Union is by your side to ensure this happens. 30/08/2022

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Redland City Council Bargaining Update - Tell Council to Get a Grip

The Services Union are by our members sides at Redland City Council to achieve fair pay! 25/08/2022

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SCHADS Award Updates in Effect from 01 July 2022

As of 01 July 2022, changes to entitlements under the Social, Community, Home care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award have come into effect. 24/08/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council - Notice of Protected Action Ballot

As the cost of living continues to skyrocket, The Services Union will be by your side at Moreton Bay Regional Council to help you achieve the right salary outcome, regardless of how long it takes. 23/08/2022

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Make your voice heard at Apple

Apple workers are coming together as Australian Services Union members to make sure their voices are heard in negotiations for a new enterprise agreement. 22/08/2022

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Qantas - We are ready to negotiate and win better conditions for all

Qantas and the ASU have agreed to meet on Tuesday, 30 August, to negotiate new working conditions for workers at the airline. 18/08/2022

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Gympie Regional Council time to Shift Focus

When it comes to navigating the difficult times at Gympie Regional Council, The Services Union is by your side. 18/08/2022

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Apple workers are coming together for better conditions

Apple workers are coming together for better conditions and the ASU is by their side. 17/08/2022

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Multicultural Australia - Let's talk about our next JCC

At Multicultural Australia there have been many changes and we want to know what you would like us to discuss at the next Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) meeting. 4/08/2022

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Union delivers weekend backpay at Moreton Bay Regional Council

The Industrial Court of Queensland upheld The Services Union’s case that a library assistant at Moreton Bay Regional Council was short-changed by a flexibility agreement around weekend work. 4/08/2022

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Endeavour - Continuing to progress your claims

The Services Union has worked closely with members and the union negotiating group to progress EBA claims with Endeavour Management. 4/08/2022

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Raising a complaint in the workplace

The Services Union surveyed our members at the end of 2021 and raising a complaint in the workplace was identified as a major issue. 2/08/2022

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Union hold line against fortnighly pay at City of GC Council

Inside or outside your workplace, The Services Union is always by your side to protect your entitlements at City of Gold Coast. 2/08/2022

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Members Reject Miserly Offer at Mt Isa City Council

The Services Union is always by your side when it comes to negotiating wages and conditions at Mount Isa City Council. 2/08/2022

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Brisbane City Council get ready to bargain

Members of The Services Union at Brisbane City Council know that Brisbane is a big place. It's one of the world’s biggest local authorities, and the work members perform to keep the city running should not be underestimated. 1/08/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council fails to address economics

Negotiating pay is rarely a quick and simple process, and members of The Services Union at Moreton Bay Regional Council know that our Union is by your side for as long as it takes to get it right. 27/07/2022

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QLD Rail Enterprise Agreement Negotiations

It's almost time to commence the Enterprise Agreement Negotiations for all Qld Rail Agreements. 19/07/2022

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Pay rise for SACS Industry workers

BREAKING: Today, we celebrate the most significant pay rise in sixteen years! 1/07/2022

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Ipswich City Council should remember the golden rule

Memo to Ipswich City Council, the Local Government Association of Queensland and to Queensland Local Government generally: The Newman Government was defeated. Yes, that’s right. 15/06/2022

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Some big questions for Brisbane City Council members

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) heard the evidence in the remaining dispute over the contents of the 2020 Enterprise Agreement. 15/06/2022

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Strengthening Queensland's Social Services Industry

With one in five new jobs in Queensland set to be in Health Care and Social Assistance by 2024-25, our Union raised with the Queensland Government, two short-term measures that will assist services... 18/05/2022

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Relativity rhino in the room at Moreton Bay Regional Council

The Services Union knows the value of your work, and your contribution to what Moreton Bay Regional Council delivers to your community. 18/05/2022

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Pay rise for community and disability workers

Together, we are calling for a wage increase for community and disability workers in the National Wage Case in the Fair Work Commission. Be part of it. 11/05/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council - Movement at the bargaining table

Clarifying Your Claims To Council. The Services Union met with Moreton Bay Regional Council yesterday to continue negotiations for your new agreement (EBA5). 5/05/2022

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Labor's NDIS plan

Today the Labor Party announced its policy for a better NDIS. For years, ASU members have been campaigning for a better NDIS - one where there are secure jobs, portable entitlements, better training, and support for advocacy in the NDIS. 21/04/2022

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Moreton Bay Regional Council - Update on the bargaining process

Clarifying Your Claims To Council. The Services Union met with Moreton Bay Regional Council yesterday to continue negotiations for your new agreement (EBA5). 21/04/2022

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Ipswich Council overcome with inertia on wages

Members of The Services Union at Ipswich City Council have clearly told us they won’t settle for a lower pay deal than what has been gained elsewhere at Council. 21/04/2022

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Mackay Regional Council members deliver the goods

Members of The Services Union at Mackay Regional Council know that we are by your side for as long as it takes to secure your wages and conditions. 20/04/2022

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Know your rights – Medical Divulgence

The Services Union surveyed members at the end of 2021 and knowing what medical history and information you should divulge was identified as an issue. 6/04/2022

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Livingstone Shire Council – We’re certified

Members of The Services Union at Livingstone Shire Council have delivered pay increases and other improvements through.... 28/03/2022

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Labor's plan for the social and community sector

Labor have announced its plan to restore respect to the community sector through better job security, pay, and the support they need to do their important work.... 15/03/2022

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New Qantas kiosks don't address shortfalls

Our Union has met with Qantas to get an update on the new kiosks that are to be rolled out in Airports over the coming months. While it has long been known that the current kiosks... 14/03/2022

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Multicultural Australia – Are we bargaining

What do you think about bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement this year at Multicultural Australia? 10/03/2022

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Know your rights – Consultation

The Services Union surveyed our members at the end of 2021 and consultation was identified as a major issue. 23/02/2022

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Low role clarity in Local Government

The Services Union has been working to achieve mental health policies and/or EBA clauses in many of our members’ Agreements through our 30th Way – Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Campaign. 8/02/2022

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Equal Pay Day - Celebrating 10 years of historic win

On February 1st 2012, community workers were handed long awaited pay rises in a historic decision by Fair Work Australia in the equal pay case. Today, we celebrate ten years since ASU members won the Equal Pay case for the community sector. 1/02/2022

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Better use of contractors at GPC

The Services Union has had a major win for members at Gladstone Port Corporation (GPC) by securing secure new positions in the organisation! 22/12/2021

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Union resolves safety concerns at Somerset Regional Council

The Services Union met with Moreton Bay Regional Council yesterday to continue negotiations for your new agreement (EBA5) 28/10/2021

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ASU members win better conditions for community and disability sector workers

The Fair Work Commission has agreed with ASU members that working practices in our sector are unfair and need changing. 28/10/2021

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Unions Win 10 Days Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave

ASU members have led the campaign for 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave and we have won. 28/10/2021

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The QIRC agrees with members at Mackay Regional Council

The Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has delivered its decision about the wage increase for employees at Mackay Regional Council. 28/10/2021

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Townsville City Council - EBA vote ready

Decision to take industrial action, coupled with strong advocacy by The Services Union, has increased Townsville City Council’s pay offer 28/10/2021

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Union secures work value at Rockhampton Regional Council

Our Union met with the Council for further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions. Central to these discussions was the value of your work and our firm belief that this deserves to be properly recognised. 28/10/2021

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Strengthening Local Government Campaign

Members of The Services Union (TSU) know that a highly skilled, qualified, professional, and sustainable workforce is essential to delivering high quality services to support our communities. 28/10/2021

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Understanding your leave entitlements at Centacare

What Leave Do I Access When Isolating or Getting Tested for COVID? 28/10/2021

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City of Gold Coast – No deal on fortnightly pay

As your ally in the workplace at City of Gold Coast, The Services Union will always stand up for your rights. 14/06/2021

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