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Western Downs

Western Downs Members To Decide Next Steps

Local Authorities August 7, 2019

Members of The Services Union at Western Downs Regional Council will meet next Wednesday on paid time to decide the next steps in the current Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations. This members-only meeting will be your opportunity to discuss Council’s latest…

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Somerset regional council

Somerset Members to Decide Next Steps

Local Authorities July 31, 2019

The Services Union’s Secretary Neil Henderson is convening a lunchtime meeting of Somerset Regional Council indoor and supervisory staff at Esk next Thursday 8 August to discuss options for re-commencing Stream A Award Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations. Attendees will also…

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QUU SAS

Queensland Urban Utilities SAS Negotiations – An Early Win!

Local Authorities July 25, 2019

The Services Union participated in further Enterprise Agreement (EA) discussions last Wednesday at the Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) SAS Laboratory. Our Union and QUU explained the details of the various items on our respective logs of claims, and some substantive…

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gold coast

Paid-Time EBA Sessions Confirmed at City of Gold Coast

Local Authorities July 22, 2019

The Services Union has confirmed further paid-time meetings at City of Gold Coast for member consultation over the proposed new Certified Agreement (CA). This is your chance to ask questions about the proposed CA and decide whether to endorse it….

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Sunwater – In principal agreement reached!

Local Authorities July 18, 2019

It is with great excitement that the Enterprise Bargaining Group, consisting of Services Union delegate Ricky Woodward and Services Union Industrial Officer Drew Cutler, have reached in principal agreement with Sunwater management. Key points negotiated include: Back pay to July…

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gold coast

Union Commences EBA Consultation at City of Gold Coast

Local Authorities July 17, 2019

The Services Union is commencing member consultation over the proposed new City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement (CA) from this Friday. Our Union will conduct paid time meetings for members to ask questions about the proposed CA and decide whether…

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south burnett

South Burnett Bargaining Update #1

Local Authorities July 17, 2019

On Thursday 11 July 2019, The Services Union together with representatives from the CFMMEU, the AWU and the TWU commenced bargaining with South Burnett Regional Council for a new Certified Agreement (CA). At this meeting we tabled our Log of…

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moreton bay regional council

Moreton Bay Regional Council Win!

Local Authorities July 10, 2019

The Services Union’s bargaining team today finalised an in-principle agreement with Moreton Bay Regional Council. The big news is that the proposal not only removes the inequitable two-tier wage system, but also delivers service increments for staff coming off the…

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Union Kicks Off Bargaining at QUU Lab

Local Authorities June 27, 2019

Last week saw The Services Union and Queensland Urban Utilities management exchange logs of claims for the new SAS Labs Enterprise Agreement (EA). Even at this early stage of bargaining, there has been disagreement with management over some items. All…

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Union Wins on Policy Changes at Scenic Rim

Union Wins on Policy Changes at Scenic Rim

Local Authorities June 27, 2019

The Services Union claimed a significant win around Scenic Rim Regional Council’s proposed policy changes at yesterday’s Joint Consultative Committee (JCC). Your Workplace Delegates have been working hard recently to represent members’ interests in the face of Council’s desired changes….

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