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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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Job Vacancy – Membership Benefits Officer

General August 12, 2020

Applications are currently being sought for a suitably qualified person for the position of Membership Benefits Officer in our Member Benefits Team. This is an entry level position. Applicants should forward a brief application letter addressing the key job requirements…

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Brisbane City Council EBA10 Update – Consultation, COVID…Cash???

Local Authorities August 11, 2020

The Services Union built on last week’s (admittedly modest) progress at today’s Brisbane City Council EBA10 negotiations. We have now settled the issue of consultation over workplace change, with the Council agreeing to our proposed wording change specifying that the…

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Mareeba Shire Council gets a ‘please explain’ from the Commission!

Local Authorities August 11, 2020

We know that your working rights and conditions are extremely important to you at Mareeba Shire Council. That is why The Services Union will always stand up for your rights – all the way to Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC)….

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We need you in a NEW UNION VIDEO… and WIN a prize!

General August 11, 2020

You may have seen that after 12 months engaging with members, we developed a new ‘strapline’ or mantra “By your side”. Explaining what our Union is about in 3 words is not easy, but symbols are important and we wanted…

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Sunshine Coast Council – Union Makes Bargaining Headway

Local Authorities August 10, 2020

The Services Union met with Sunshine Coast Council last week for further Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations. Once again, our Union’s bargaining team voiced members’ concerns at about what a sub-standard wage increase would mean for you, and why you deserve…

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Mount Isa City Council – Union Focus on Safety at Consultative Committee

Local Authorities August 10, 2020

The Services Union attended last week’s Mount Isa City Council Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) on members’ behalf. The following is a summary of the main issues we discussed. Council is proposing to introduce the SkyTrust  Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)…

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Gympie Regional Council – Workplace Delegates Report on Job Security

Local Authorities August 10, 2020

The Services Union’s Workplace Delegates at Gympie Regional Council invite you to attend a lunchtime meeting to discuss important information about your job security. Organiser Tom Rivers from the Union’s Local Government team will co-facilitate the discussion. Details are as…

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QLD Rail Station Operations EBA – Vote Yes

Transport & Northern Admin August 10, 2020

The EBA Road Show for Station Operations commences today.  These sessions will provide everyone with a summary of the achievements made through the EBA Bargaining process for your Stations Operations Agreement.  As you know, you have already received two pay…

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urban utilities

QLD Urban Utilities – Union Delivers Sign-On Bonus

Local Authorities August 10, 2020

The Services Union is pleased to announce that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has now approved your new Urban Utilities’ SAS Laboratory Employees’ Enterprise Agreement 2020. Accordingly, your $700 sign-on bonus is now payable. At the approval hearing, the FWC…

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Brisbane City Council – A Few Small Steps

Local Authorities August 4, 2020

Members of The Services Union at Brisbane City Council will be glad to learn that we took a few small steps forward at today’s EBA10 discussions. The Council clarified its position in relation to a wage increase, confirming willingness to…

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