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Union Wins Stand-Down Safeguards at Cairns Regional Council

Local Authorities April 3, 2020

Workplace Delegates and senior officials from The Services Union spent several hours today in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to resolve the issue of Cairns Regional Council standing down its library staff. We’re pleased to report that we reached…

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Brisbane City Council – The Lord Mayor Is Getting Ahead Of Himself!

Local Authorities April 1, 2020

Brisbane City Council has informed The Services Union that the Lord Mayor has announced a two-year wage freeze for all staff. We would remind The Lord Mayor he has just been re-elected as the Lord Mayor – not appointed as…

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Clerks Award – FWC Full Bench Varies Clerks Award To Address COVID-19 Challenges

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

FWC Full Bench varies Clerks Award to address COVID-19 challenges The Fair Work Commission has decided to vary the Clerks Private Sector Award to insert a Schedule of special conditions to assist employers and employees adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic….

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Union Pursues Denial of Rights at Gympie Regional Council

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

Your Services Union Workplace Delegates work tirelessly for you to ensure that your rights are respected. This is why our Union wrote to Gympie Regional Council last week when certain senior managers denied your delegates their right to support members…

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Sunshine Coast Council Reconsiders Union’s Leave Request

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

Sunshine Coast Council has reconsidered its position on The Services Union’s request for Pandemic Leave. Council emailed staff after close of business on Friday to set out its approach, and hopefully this will allay members’ fears about losing income if…

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Quilpie Shire Members – Is This Good Enough?

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities to request twenty (20) days’ paid pandemic leave in order to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures put in…

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Union Certifies New Agreement at Western Downs

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Western Downs Regional Council! We certified your new Agreement at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on Thursday 26 March 2020, and it’s a great result. Highlights of your new Certified Agreement…

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No to Pandemic Leave at Gympie Council

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities requesting twenty days’ paid pandemic leave to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures adopted by Brisbane City Council and…

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Union Decries Leave Denial at Noosa Council

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities requesting twenty days’ paid pandemic leave to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures adopted by Brisbane City Council and…

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Fraser Coast Council Rejects Pandemic Leave

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities requesting twenty days’ paid pandemic leave to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures adopted by Brisbane City Council and…

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