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Urban Utilities – An Unimpressive Dribble

Local Authorities October 28, 2021

The Services Union undertook further negotiations with Urban Utilities today for your new Operational and Field Enterprise Agreement (EA). Money was the main topic, and what could have – and should have – been a gushing torrent was nothing more…

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Urban Utilities Bargaining Update

Local Authorities October 20, 2021

At The Services Union’s last meeting with Urban Utilities about your new Enterprise Agreement (EA), career paths and classification structure were the first topics under discussion. In contrast to their previous attitude of simply saying ‘no’, management representatives actually requested…

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Services Union flushes out 2.5% wage increases for SOME workers at Mackay Regional Council

Local Authorities October 19, 2021

Mackay Regional Council’s (MRC) decision today to administratively increase wages for Stream B and C employees by 2.5% backdated to 1 July 2021 demonstrates they have money to spare (as we always knew), but just needed help from The Services…

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Central Highlands Regional Council – It’s Backpay Time!

Local Authorities October 19, 2021

Central Highlands Regional Council will process the backpay for your latest wage increase over the next week. Thanks to the collective efforts of members of The Services Union, you will see an extra $500 in your pay (pro-rata for part-timers…

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Unions meet with Toowoomba Regional Council CEO who commits to review offers

Local Authorities October 18, 2021

The Services Union together with other Unions finally met with Toowoomba Regional Council CEO Brian Pidgeon in an attempt to talk through the current negotiation impasse. Members will be aware that several months ago we wrote to the CEO, Mayor…

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Union Secures Record Increase at City of Gold Coast!

Local Authorities October 18, 2021

Every member of The Services Union at City of Gold Coast can take pride in the fact that you will shortly receive a record 4.9% pay increase, due to our Union negotiating a CPI adjustment into the final increase under…

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2% pay increase by morning tea time at Mackay Regional Council!

Local Authorities October 18, 2021

Our Union’s application to get a 2% pay rise for Mackay Regional Council (MRC) employees in Stream A and B was heard by the Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) this morning. MRC opposed the application and…

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Well Underway at Whitsunday!

Local Authorities October 12, 2021

The Services Union commenced negotiations with Whitsunday Regional Council last Thursday 7 October for your new Certified Agreement (CA). We discussed all parties’ logs of claims including a proposal to double Parental Leave entitlements and an increase to the Leading…

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Paroo Shire Council Underpayment Wages Claim!

Local Authorities October 12, 2021

Being a member of The Services Union means if you are not paid correctly – we’ll always be by your side to support you industrially. Recently, we commenced an underpayment of wages claim on behalf of a member against Paroo…

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Time to see the money at Mackay Regional Council!

Local Authorities October 11, 2021

Getting a pay rise is an important reward for all the work you do and it has been a long time coming at Mackay Regional Council.  As you know the Certified Agreement negotiations have ceased and the Queensland Industrial relations…

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