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Runs on the Board for SEQWater Employees

Ports & Private March 14, 2019

With negotiations for the new Seqwater Enterprise Agreement underway, your Services Union bargaining team has already ensured you can maintain job security for the next 3 years. Seqwater has agreed that there will be no forced redundancies for the life…

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Negotiations Commence At SEQWater

Ports & Private February 27, 2019

The Services Union has commenced negotiations for a replacement Enterprise Agreement at SEQWater. The member endorsed Log of Claims was presented to SEQWater management on Tuesday 26 February 2019. Based on feedback from members, some of the key issues our…

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GPC Agrees To Amend Leave Guidelines To Include Absence From Work Due to Extreme Weather Events

Ports & Private May 12, 2017

GLADSTONE PORTS CORPORATION (GPC) –  Agrees To Amend Leave Guidelines To Include Absence From Work Due to Extreme Weather Events On 30 and 31 March 2017, the State Government announced the closure of all schools and child care centres in…

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BARGAINING UPDATE – Union members making the difference

Ports & Private March 28, 2017

Last week we sought your input on the direction we take for bargaining. We have since made good progress towards resolving negotiations with a productive meeting held on Friday, and another meeting scheduled for Wednesday this week. Last week we…

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Ports & Private November 9, 2016

Bargaining with Gladstone Ports Corporation for your new Enterprise Agreement (EA) is about to start! Thursday and Friday of next week (17 and 18 November), The Services Union will sit down with management and other Unions to start negotiating your…

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Gladstone Ports Corporation – Health and Wellbeing Investigation

Ports & Private October 11, 2016

Over the past few days a number of employees at Gladstone Ports Corporation have received letters in relation to the Health and Wellbeing Program. The employees have each been asked to attend a meeting with an independent firm (Livingstones) to…

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Gladstone Ports Corporation – It’s Bargaining Time!

Ports & Private October 4, 2016

Bargaining for your next Enterprise Agreement is about to start! Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) management has scheduled the first bargaining meeting for 24 October 2016. As bargaining is about to commence, all employees will receive a Notice of Employee Representation Rights…

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North Queensland Bulk Ports – Changing Course?

Ports & Private March 17, 2015

Last Wednesday (11 March 2015) Union representatives met with management representatives of North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP). The meeting was held at the request of the Union for two very simple reasons. We wanted to discuss when the negotiations for…

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Worried about job security?

Ports & PrivateEnergyRail January 23, 2015

So are we. That’s why we’ve been out fighting hard with the Not4Sale campaign every day since the election was called.   Job security is one of the biggest issues our members are concerned about in this election, particularly in Government-Owned…

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Privatisation – What’s in it for the Bosses

Ports & PrivateEnergy August 20, 2014

New South Wales power industry heavyweight Vince Graham, the Chief Executive Officer of Networks NSW, has let the cat out of the bag. He thinks that the power industry should be privatised to cut employees’ wages and conditions. In fact…

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