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. When we held further discussions with the Council on Tuesday 6 December, we confirmed that our members had rejected any proposal containing a lesser pay increase for Stream A staff than for other Council employees. We rejected the notion of a four-year agreement, and we informed the Council that its proposed increase for the third year needs to improve. We also provided information supporting our point that your workplace is amongst the lowest-paying Councils in North Queensland. The Council undertook to consider our position and respond at the next meeting on Tuesday 20 December.

We discussed several other matters including minimum classifications and overtime for part-time employees. We told the Council these matters are not mutually exclusive. We also reinforced our position clear that staff working ordinary hours on weekends should receive penalty rates.

What you can do about it.

The strength of the union will determine the quality of our bargaining outcomes. Ask your colleagues who are not yet members of your union if they are happy to accept 5% and 4.25% while more is on offer for your outdoor colleagues. If the answer is ‘no’, and they agree that it’s time for Tablelands to get serious about fairness, tell them joining is easy online.

Please contact your Workplace Delegates Jimmy Bosanquet or Caroline O’Reilly or your Organiser Glenn Desmond with any questions.

Above: ASU is the Union fighting for Tablelands Regional Council.