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Local Government Update – DELEGATES & ACTIVISTS LEADING AT THE TABLE

Local Authorities June 17, 2019

Workplace Delegates and Members in local authorities across Queensland are finally making progress in the current round of bargaining. Our Union has now certified 35 new Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBA)whilst bargaining teams continue working through the remainder, with support from…

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Moreton Bay Regional Council – One Step Closer

Local Authorities June 5, 2019

Our Union met with Moreton Bay Regional Council today to further discuss EBA4. Council agreed to some important changes proposed by The Services Union around dispute resolution and consultation changes. All Unions will be talking to their members over the…

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South Burnett – We Have a Start Date!

Local Authorities June 5, 2019

Negotiations for a new Certified Agreement (CA) between The Services Union and South Burnett Regional Council will commence on Thursday 11 July 2019. In addition to the first negotiation meeting we have also booked in meetings every two weeks up…

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Cassowary Coast Negotiations Update

Local Authorities June 3, 2019

The final conciliation meeting for the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations was held on Friday 31 May 2019. Representatives from the various Unions involved attended the meeting with Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) Deputy President and Council…

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Equal Pay at Moreton Bay!

Local Authorities May 29, 2019

The Services Union has won back equal pay at Moreton Bay Regional Council! After a ten-month negotiation hiatus, our Union’s bargaining team met today with Council management. CEO Darryl Hitzman advised that following discussions with the Union, Council has agreed…

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Livingstone Shire Council Update – Council applies for arbitration

Local Authorities May 21, 2019

The latest iteration of Livingstone Shire Council being unwilling to table a reasonable Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) offer has resulted in them applying to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission for arbitration. Please click here to read the combined unions update….

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Southern Downs Full Bench Arbitration Transcripts

Local Authorities May 21, 2019

Members at Southern Downs Regional Council – here is the full transcript of the recent Full Bench arbitration hearing about your nine-day fortnight. Rest assured that our Union will continue the fight to maintain this vital workplace condition. Council is…

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Cook Shire Council – New Agreement now Certified

Local Authorities May 17, 2019

The Cook Shire Council new Workplace Agreement has now been certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. This means all new conditions contained in that Agreement will now apply, including the following: Significantly improved Consultation provisions; Improved Dispute Resolution provisions…

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Have Your Say At Logan City Council!

Local Authorities May 13, 2019

The Services Union is calling a general meeting at Woodridge Park behind the PCYC in your lunch break on Thursday 16th May 2019 at 12.30pm. Your Workplace Delegates seek your feedback on the unfolding circumstances at Council, namely: The dismissal…

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Southern Downs – Full Bench Hearing Update

Local Authorities May 8, 2019

Over the last two days The Services Union has represented members at Southern Downs Regional Council in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) Full Bench Arbitration on whether Stream A staff keep your nine-day fortnight. The hearing has finished a…

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