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Cassowary Coast Regional Council – Where’s My Agreement?

Local Authorities April 18, 2019

EBA Update: Where’s My Agreement…and Where’s the Boss? Members of The Services Union at Cassowary Coast Regional Council are rightly asking why it’s taking so long to finalise the new EBA. Our Union may have found an answer. Rather than…

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Southern Downs Members – Important Meeting Reminder

Local Authorities April 15, 2019

Members of The Services Union at Southern Downs Regional Council are reminded that Union Secretary Neil Henderson will convene a special lunchtime meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 16 April) at Warwick Town Hall* commencing at 12.30pm. The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC)…

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moreton bay regional council

Union Flags Moreton Bay Regional Council Shortcomings

Local Authorities April 9, 2019

The Services Union met yesterday with Greg Hoffman and Gary Kellar of Grassroots Connections as part of the ongoing organisational review at Moreton Bay Regional Council. Neil Henderson (Union Secretary), Ben Jones (Local Government Lead) and Tom Rivers (Organiser) provided…

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scenic rim regional council

Don’t Go It Alone at Scenic Rim Regional Council

Local Authorities April 9, 2019

Members of The Services Union at Scenic Rim Regional Council are reporting that there are changes afoot. There is growing concern among our members that they are not being adequately consulted or given the opportunity to request union representation. Please…

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redland city council

Redland City Council Members Vote Yes!

Local Authorities April 9, 2019

Members of The Services Union at Redland City Council overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ in last Thursday’s certified agreement (CA) ballot. Our Union will work closely with Council towards prompt lodgement of the proposed CA with the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. Upon…

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Gold Coast Workers Missing Out?

Local Authorities April 8, 2019

The Services Union has had discussions with City of Gold Coast regarding incorrect payment of superannuation for employees engaged in shift work. As a result of those discussions, Council has agreed to undertake a system-wide review of superannuation payments. This…

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Western Downs

Western Downs Regional Council Bargaining Update #5

Local Authorities April 3, 2019

The Services Union and the AWU continued Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations with Western Downs Regional Council on Wednesday 27 March. We reminded Council that the current offer of 1.8% (CPI) and the removal of all RDOs was completely unacceptable, and…

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Goondiwindi Regional Council

Goondiwindi Regional Council Bargaining Update #1

Local Authorities April 2, 2019

The Services Union met with Goondiwindi Regional Council on 20 March 2019 to commence negotiations for a new Indoor Staff Certified Agreement. Our Union and Council tabled our respective Logs of Claims and explained each claim. Council’s Log of Claims…

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Ipswich City Council

Ipswich City Council Members Take Action For Safety

Local Authorities April 2, 2019

Members of The Services Union in the Ipswich City Council Customer Service Centre today exercised their right under legislation to cease unsafe work. Our members, particularly those in frontline roles, had been affected by dust from the redevelopment site right…

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cassowary coast

Maintain the Pressure at Cassowary Coast!

Local Authorities March 29, 2019

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Cassowary Coast Regional Council for participating in this week’s Combined Union Protected Industrial Action (‘PIA’). While over 120 Union members took action to show Council their commitment to a fair and…

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