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Coronavirus Information and Updates

General March 17, 2020

Please CLICK HERE to have your questions about COVID-19 and work answered.   In this very unprecedented time, The Services Union will always be by the side of its members. Please read our previous Member updates below. 5 June 2020…

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Mareeba Shire Council – Union Removes Agreement Delay

Local Authorities October 20, 2020

Members of The Services Union at Mareeba Shire Council have already waited long enough for a fair new Certified Agreement (CA). That’s why our Union will always act quickly to remove artificial obstacles being put in the way of finalising…

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Work With Us – Project Officer

General October 20, 2020

Applications are currently being sought for a suitably qualified person for the position of Project Organiser. Applications in writing, addressing the full selection criteria should be addressed to: Neil Henderson, Secretary, The Services Union and emailed to Applications close…

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Important information sessions for members on Portable Long Service Leave for the Social and Community Services Industry

Social & Communities October 16, 2020

Our unions campaign has made Portable Long Service Leave a reality for the Social and Community Services Industry! We know that as a member and impacted worker you are keen to know more about the Portable Long Service Leave Scheme….

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Commission Agrees with Union, One Step Closer to Secured Regular Hours!

Social & Communities October 16, 2020

The Services Union (our Union) is aware that part-time workers at Centacare are concerned about job security. Centacare provides these workers with a minimum of only 16 hours per week. However, Union members regularly work far beyond this minimum and…

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Local Authorities October 15, 2020

The Services Union knows that you and your Logan City Council colleagues value the ability to have input into your workplace. That’s why we regularly attend Joint Consultative Committees (JCCs) to discuss proposed changes and raise current issues on your…

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Brisbane City Council – Looks like EBA 2020 is set to land

Local Authorities October 13, 2020

The Services Union will always put in the hard yards to achieve a decent agreement, regardless of how long it takes. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we walked away from today’s Brisbane City Council EBA discussions with a…

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Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW)

General October 10, 2020

This week is Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) – which runs from 10 – 18 October 2020. QMHW is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing. QMHW encourages all…

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BREAKING: SACS Budget Update – We Won Pay Equity

Social & Communities October 8, 2020

Yesterday, Wednesday 7 October, we provided SACS members with a brief on the Federal Budget and most importantly that ASU members have Saved Equal Pay! The briefing was well attended but we know that it is often difficult to get…

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ASU Career Launchpad Courses in October

General October 8, 2020

This year has seen unprecedented challenges for frontline ASU members who deal with customers and clients, whether it’s face to face, over the phone or online. This month we are running a course to help you build your skills in…

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Brisbane City Council – Closing In On The Endgame

Local Authorities October 7, 2020

Following yesterday’s extended discussions with Brisbane City Council, The Services Union has moved EBA10 negotiations closer to some serious talk about wage increases.  However, there are still a few outstanding issues that other Unions wish to pursue and which the…

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