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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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EQL – Australian Energy Regulator Determination Concerns

Energy June 5, 2020

Today we received news about the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) determination to slash EQL’s revenue for the next 5 years. We are concerned about the effect that will have on EQL’s operations, and particularly what impact that will have on…

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Hardship Payment for Queensland Workers during COVID-19

General June 5, 2020

The following information is from the Queensland Government Support is now available for Queensland workers who test positive for COVID-19 and have no access to paid sick leave. The Premier said while many Queenslanders have access to paid sick leave…

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council PD Reviews

Local Authorities June 3, 2020

The Services Union became aware on Monday that a number of staff members received reviewed PDs from management. Those staff members were given little over 2 working days to read, sign and return the PDs. Your Union sent an email…

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Multicultural Australia Union Update – Catch Up On Latest Joint Consultative Committee News

Social & Communities June 3, 2020

To ensure all Services Union members’ voices are heard, as Multicultural Australia responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have utilised our Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) to discuss our members concerns. At the JCC we identify collective issues…

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Energy Industry News – ENERGY Feeling the prospect of a Freeze as we head into winter

Energy May 28, 2020

Bargaining Update We have reached in principle agreement for Energy Queensland Limited (EQL), Powerlink and CS Corporate Office, which was a great result. Unfortunately, approval of those agreements has been caught up in the Government’s wages freeze announcement. Hopefully, we…

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SACS Industry Update – Supporting The Community and Campaigning for Industry Change

Social & Communities May 28, 2020

NDIS UPDATE Findings from a survey of more than 2,300 disability workers released this week shows that the current workforce conditions under the NDIS serve to undermine the capacity of the workforce to provide quality support to people with disability….

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A huge congratulations to our Vice President for Ports Debbie McDonald who has recently clocked up her 40th anniversary, working at North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. Debbie started at the Port as the Ledger Machine Operator at the Mackay Harbour…

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Cyber Bullying In The Workplace – From Hall Payne Lawyers

General May 28, 2020

From our loyal partner – Hall Payne Lawyers As we find ourselves in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and more reliant than ever of technology to communicate with each other, it’s important to know what constitutes Cyber Bullying and…

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TANA UPDATE – Workplace Delegates Take The Lead During COVID-19 & EBA Negotiations

RAIL As many restrictions are being lifted we will see a return of students to school and employees to their workplaces. This has put extra pressure on our Station Operations members who are working to deal with increased patronage, cleaning…

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Lauren and Riley Reach For The Stars – 2020 Bursary Awardees

General May 27, 2020

Congratulations to Lauren Anderson (daughter of member Paul Anderson) and Riley Vallance (son of member Tamara Vallance), who are the recipients of the 2020 Student Bursary awarded by The Services Union Lauren went to Mackay State High School and with…

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