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Union Certifies New Agreement at South Burnett

Local Authorities July 6, 2020

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at South Burnett Regional Council! We certified your new Agreement at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) today, and it’s a great result. Highlights of your new Certified Agreement (CA) include: Maintenance…

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Union Ready for Hinchinbrook Bargain

Local Authorities July 6, 2020

The Services Union received a ‘Notice of Intention to Bargain’ from Hinchinbrook Shire Council on Friday 3 July. This means the bargaining process for your replacement Certified Agreement (CA) has now commenced. All parties have agreed to an initial bargaining…

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False Rumours at City of Gold Coast Libraries

Local Authorities July 3, 2020

It has been brought to our Union’s attention that there is a rumour circulating throughout the City of Gold Coast Libraries regarding your work locations. The rumour is that this afternoon The Services Union is agreeing with City of Gold…

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Reasons for Brisbane City Council Wage Freeze Thaw

Local Authorities July 1, 2020

One by one, possible arguments for Brisbane City Council’s wage freeze proposal are melting away. At yesterday’s EBA10 negotiation, the Council provided information making it clear that a wage increase of at least 2.5% is affordable and can be funded…

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Union Makes Bargaining Headway at Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Local Authorities June 29, 2020

Workplace Delegates and officials of The Services Union have made significant headway negotiating your new Certified Agreement (CA) with Torres Strait Island Regional Council. Having a strong Union presence is helping us achieve our bargaining goals. At the last meeting,…

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Union Halts Gympie Council Redundancies

Local Authorities June 25, 2020

It’s been a very stressful week for Gympie Regional Council staff following your employer’s lack of consultation over proposed redundancies. The Services Union will always advocate to protect your job. Today we lodged an urgent dispute in the Queensland Industrial…

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Union Notifies Dispute Over Gympie Council Redundancies

Local Authorities June 25, 2020

The Services Union has this morning re-notified a dispute in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) against Gympie Regional Council. The dispute has been triggered by Council’s failure to consult over redundancies and other significant workplace changes. Not only is…

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QLD Urban Utilities Water Laboratory Members Vote

Local Authorities June 23, 2020

Members of The Services Union at QLD Urban Utilities SAS Laboratory are reminded that voting on your new Enterprise Agreement (EA) is now occurring. The ballot remains open until Thursday 25 June. Our Union encourages you to vote promptly. A…

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Notice of Christmas Shutdown at Noosa Shire Council

Local Authorities June 23, 2020

Noosa Shire Council has advised The Services Union that it is proposing a partial Christmas shutdown this year between the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day holidays.  This advice is in accordance with clause 44 of the Certified Agreement, which…

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Gold Coast Library Members Resume Work

Local Authorities June 22, 2020

Last week The Services Union lodged appeals in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) on behalf of City of Gold Coast libraries members seeking that their stand-downs be rescinded. Due to easing of pandemic restrictions and libraries having been allowed…

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