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Union Meets With The QIRC at Mackay Regional Council

Local Authorities May 26, 2021

Delegates from The Services Union along with officials Neil Henderson and Glenn Desmond attended a conference in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) on Tuesday 25 May 2021 to discuss the progress of enterprise bargaining at Mackay Regional Council. The…

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Gotcha! QIRC Says Moreton Bay Regional Council Was Simply Wrong

Local Authorities May 21, 2021

Moreton Bay Regional Council management found themselves in hot water at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) this week. The Council argued that clause 5.4 of EBA4 (Retraining and Placement) was “so obviously intended for employees who have suffered a…

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Brisbane City Council – Some movement at last!

Local Authorities May 20, 2021

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has now referred the outstanding matters which are holding up certification of the Brisbane City Council EBA10 to a Full Bench for arbitration. The outstanding matters involve the Rail Tram and Bus Union and Professionals…

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Ipswich City Council Members to Shape Conditions

Local Authorities May 19, 2021

The Services Union is preparing to begin negotiations with Ipswich City Council for your new Certified Agreement (CA). Members of our Union know we are by your side to support you throughout the process of maintaining and improving your working…

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Bargaining Commences at Charters Towers Regional Council

Local Authorities May 14, 2021

We know you work hard to provide services to your local community at Charters Towers. That is why The Services Union is by your side as we seek to negotiate decent wages and conditions for our members. Your Union Representatives…

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Logan City Council Wants To Lock In Low Wages For Four Years

Local Authorities May 14, 2021

As a hard-working employee at Logan City Council, you deliver essential services each and every day to your local community. With this in mind – you deserve to be paid fair wages for the work you do and so you…

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Ipswich City Council Joint Consultative Committee Update

Local Authorities May 14, 2021

The Services Union attended Tuesday’s Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) with Ipswich City Council. The biggest talking point was the upcoming Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations. We will be surveying you shortly to develop our own Log of Claims so watch this…

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Union Moves Closer To Finalising Agreement at Carpentaria Shire Council

Local Authorities May 13, 2021

As members at Carpentaria Shire Council will be aware, there have been large delays getting your Certified Agreement (CA) over the line. The main reason for the delay revolves around whether Council pays below or above the Award for certain…

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Cairns Regional Council – Log of claims endorsement meetings

Local Authorities May 13, 2021

Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations are just around the corner at Cairns Regional Council and The Services Union has been working hard ensuring that we advocate for the conditions that are important to our members. Based on member feedback, Workplace Delegates…

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Mount Isa City Council – Joint Consultative Committee Update

Local Authorities May 10, 2021

The Services Union will always be there to represent Mt Isa City Council members’ interests at the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), as it is a crucial element of your union-negotiated Certified Agreement (CA). At last Thursday’s JCC, we discussed the…

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