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Check Your Pay! It’s Equal Pay Day

Social & Communities December 10, 2018

It’s our seventh Check Your Equal Pay Day! From the first pay period on or after 1 December each year from 2012 to 2020, workers classified as Social and Community Services (SACS) employees or Crisis Accommodation employees under the Social,…

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Accessing The Services Union Member Benefits

General December 6, 2018

  Accessing The Services Union Member Benefits The Services Union is pleased to offer more value to our members with the Member Advantage benefits program. This program is a complimentary service, offering you and your family unlimited use and allows…

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Redland City Council

What You’re Not Being Told At Redland City Council

Local Authorities December 5, 2018

Redland City Council CEO Andrew Chesterman went over the top yesterday when he tried to link The Services Union’s industrial action to Council’s response to bushfires on Stradbroke Island. No industrial action has actually occurred and (and this is a…

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Social and Community Services – November Industry Update

Social & Communities December 5, 2018

Another Award wage rate increase!!! Thanks to the Equal Pay decision won for members by the Services Union, as of 1 December 2018, Award rates will again increase. Look out for this change in your first payslip after that date,…

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And the Winner is!

Portable Long Service Leave Competition Winner!

Social & Communities December 4, 2018

Congratulations goes out to our new member Margie Gamble who was the recent winner of our Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) Competition. All Margie had to do was to join The Services Union and support her Social and Community Sector (SACS)…

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Western Downs Regional Council

Western Downs Regional Council Bargaining Update #3

Local Authorities December 4, 2018

On Wednesday 28 November 2018, The Services Union and AWU met with Western Downs Regional Council to continue negotiating new Certified Agreement (CA). At the meeting the respective Logs of Claims were discussed in more detail, along with several draft…

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Natural Disasters Know Your Rights

Natural Disasters – Know Your Rights

General November 29, 2018

Have you, your family or your home been affected by recent fires or other extreme weather events? Are you likely to be? The Services Union has negotiated natural disaster and severe weather leave provisions into many workplace EBAs. We know…

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Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council Employees Deserve Fair Pay!

Local Authorities November 29, 2018

Moreton Bay Regional Council staff have been stuck with unfair wages and conditions as a legacy of now defunct legislation for nearly four years. Council removed previously agreed entitlements without compensation and forced down the wages of the lowest-paid female…

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Introducing The Member Advantage Benefits Program

General November 26, 2018

The Services Union is pleased to offer more value to our members with the Member Advantage benefits program, bringing you exclusive access to new discounts and savings only available through your membership. This program is a complimentary service, offering you…

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Just Transition

Bill Shorten to Establish A Just Transition Authority

Energy November 23, 2018

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten to establish a Just Transition Authority The Services Union “Our Energy Footprint” 2015-2020 Campaign has continued to pursue the goals established in 2015 by the Energy Industry delegates to establish “Just Transition” principles in State…

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