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Maranoa ECC Update – Council Proposes Changes, We Need Your Feedback

Local Authorities September 17, 2020

As your workplace ally, we know that information about any proposed workplace change is important to you. That’s why The Services Union participated in last week’s quarterly Employee Consultative Committee (ECC) meeting with Maranoa Regional Council on your behalf. Council…

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Brisbane City Council – A Welcome Decision

Local Authorities September 17, 2020

At the most recent EBA10 discussions two days ago, The Services Union raised the issue of the unfairness of not all staff being able to access the two extra leave days the Lord Mayor announced for 7 and 8 January…

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Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor Not Quite On Same Page

Local Authorities September 16, 2020

At the last meeting of the Brisbane City Council, this is what the Lord Mayor had to say about your wages. “As I said earlier, managing a $3.1 billion budget requires some tough decisions to be made. I would love…

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Brisbane City Council – Is It Fair?

Local Authorities September 15, 2020

We know that fairness is an important issue to members of The Services Union at Brisbane City Council. That’s why we raised concerns at today’s EBA10 discussions about some employees missing out on the additional two days off at Christmas…

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Isaac Regional Council – Let’s Talk About Your Pay

Local Authorities September 15, 2020

We know you and your colleagues have all worked hard to keep Isaac Regional Council and the local community functional and safe during the pandemic crisis. We also know that you deserve a new Certified Agreement (CA) that recognises your…

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Brisbane City Council – Let’s Talk About Your Pay

Local Authorities September 9, 2020

The Services Union will recommence EBA10 negotiations next Tuesday, just under a month out from EBA9’s nominal expiry date. As you know, we have kept our focus squarely on the wages outcomes, although we have participated in tidying up some…

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Mackay Regional Council – Winter Is Over But Pay Freeze Still Proposed

Local Authorities September 7, 2020

Members of The Services Union at Mackay Regional Council have worked hard to maintain delivery of vital services to the local community during the pandemic crisis. Accordingly, you have every right to expect that Council will do the right thing…

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Brisbane City Council – An Early Piece of Cheer

Local Authorities September 2, 2020

The Services Union welcomes the decision of the Brisbane City Council to give employees two extra days off over the Christmas closedown. In our view all employees in Queensland who have continued working and kept the State running in the…

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Brisbane City Council – EBA10 Negotiations Change Tack

Local Authorities August 25, 2020

Members of The Services Union at Brisbane City Council will by now be accustomed to our reports of EBA10 discussions moving very slowly. Our Union is always open to trying new approaches, so from today, negotiations on the main agreement…

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Torres Strait Island Regional Council – Union Moves Closer to Finalising Agreement

Local Authorities August 24, 2020

Members of The Services Union at Torres Strait Island Regional Council know that the road to a new Certified Agreement (CA) has been a long one. As your ally in the workplace, we know that you deserve appropriately rewarding conditions…

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