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Coronavirus Information and Updates

General July 31, 2021

Please CLICK HERE to have your questions about COVID-19 and work answered. PAID VACCINATION LEAVE AT WORK Our Union recently wrote to our members’ employers about the need for paid vaccination leave because we all want to get back to…

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Urban Utilities – The Improvement That Wasn’t

Local Authorities September 16, 2021

Members of The Services Union know we will be with you every step of the way for as long as it takes to secure an acceptable Urban Utilities Operations and Field Enterprise Agreement (EA). It’s no more than you deserve…

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Union Calls For Community Support in North Burnett (Update)

Local Authorities September 15, 2021

The Services Union has discussed our concerns with North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) over the Council’s proposed cuts to Customer Service and Libraries. As a result, Council have agreed to cease the current process and we will be working together…

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North Burnett Update – Commitments from Council

Local Authorities September 14, 2021

The Services Union met with North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) today to discuss our concerns over the Council’s proposed cuts to Customer Service and Libraries. Council sought approval to be represented by their…

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Union Calls For Community Support in North Burnett to Keep Local Jobs Local

Local Authorities September 10, 2021

The Services Union has notified a dispute to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) over a decision by North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) to cut local services. The dispute concerns the Council’s proposed cuts including cuts to Customer Service Centres…

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North Burnett Regional Council – Union Challenges Council

Local Authorities September 8, 2021

It’s been a very stressful few months for North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) staff with the ongoing service delivery review. Unfortunately, Council has chosen to ignore several requests from The Services Union to start engaging in meaningful consultation. So today…

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GeneralSocial & Communities September 8, 2021

At The Services Union, we are by your side every step of the way throughout your career. No matter which industry you work in, whether you are new to the workforce or thinking about retirement, we have something for you….

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Energy QLD – DEBBs Dispute Lifted – A Win for the End Users!

Energy September 7, 2021

On Wednesday 25 August, The Services Union advised our members at Energy QLD (EQL) that our Union, along with the other SBU Unions, had put the DEBBs project into dispute. Since then, we have had outstanding levels of feedback and…

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Union Demands Safer Libraries For City of Gold Coast Staff

Local Authorities September 7, 2021

City of Gold Coast Library staff have been working tirelessly to deliver for your community week in week out throughout the pandemic and continue to do so. Our Union surveyed library staff in May and the response was huge! We…

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The Union Has Your Back At Fraser Coast Regional Council!

Local Authorities September 3, 2021

You and your fellow members of The Services Union at Fraser Coast Regional Council continue to deliver for your employer and your community. You’ve done so in the face of changed circumstances and in many cases have had to pivot…

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The proposed Jetstar COVID-19 vaccination policy update

Transport & Northern Admin September 3, 2021

Your ASU representatives met with Jetstar to discuss the proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy on Thursday. Our view has always been that public health experts should categorise what groups of workers must be vaccinated to perform their jobs, not individual employers. …

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