Union kicks off Operational Agreement discussions at Western Downs

Members of The Services Union at Western Downs Regional Council know the importance of negotiations for your new Certified Agreement (CA). As your ally in the workplace, our Union understands that it is crucial to get the process right from the very start.

We began discussions with the Council yesterday for the Operational Staff CA and set out the timing, processes, and protocols of bargaining. Our Union chalked up an early win in getting the Council to agree with our view that negotiations for all employees should happen jointly as opposed to having indoor and outdoor CA discussions at separate meetings.

On that basis, we will resume negotiations for both agreements on Thursday 23 February, when we will exchange logs of claims and commence bargaining in earnest for our members in both Agreements. Our members already know the importance of a strong Union to keep the process on track. If you work with someone who is keen for productive negotiations but is not yet a member, remind them that joining is easy online.

If you have any questions, speak to your delegates Penny Harvey or JP Delofski or your organiser John Denny .

Above: ASU is the Union fighting for Western Downs Regional Council.