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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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Brisbane City Council Still Frozen On Pay

Local Authorities July 14, 2020

The Services Union participated in further EBA10 discussions today about matters concerning leave, but Brisbane City Council remained unmoved on its self-imposed wage freeze. We addressed some issues arising out of the Council’s proposal to improve aspects of its parental…

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Work With Us – Industrial Officer

General July 14, 2020

The Services Union is looking for an Industrial Officer or Senior Industrial Officer to help us meet current industrial work requirements for a maximum term of 12 months. Applications in writing, addressing the key job requirements should be addressed to:…

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EQL Latest News – In Principle Agreement (again!)

Energy July 14, 2020

As an employee at Energy Queensland Limited (EQL) we know that getting the very best Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) possible is extremely important to you. That’s why, The Services Union has been by your side during what can only be…

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Sunshine Coast Council Contradicts Commitment

Local Authorities July 13, 2020

The Services Union undertook further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions with Sunshine Coast Council last week. While our Union is closer to resolving Council’s more benign administrative proposals (Dispute Resolution and Personal Leave), Council is still resisting our members’ call to…

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Stop The Fee Hike On Social And Community Services Degrees

Social & Communities July 8, 2020

The Morrison Government has recently decided to increase the cost of social and community services degrees by 113%. This is despite the need to significantly grow the workforce to meet our community’s needs. This is a terrible idea and decidedly…

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Centacare Breach Agreement: No Contracts for Permanent Workers

Social & Communities July 8, 2020

Union Members Seek to Hold Centacare Accountable As members of The Services Union (our Union) working at Centacare, we know the work you perform is essential and helps strengthen our communities. We also know that a large part of why…

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Qld Rail Casual Porters – Are You Getting Shifts?

As you all know there have been lots of pressures being put on rosters due to the Covid-19 response at Qld Rail.  For example, the Trip Clean and CORU shifts that are being allocated to porters.  In addition to this…

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Brisbane Lord Mayor Thinks Staff Don’t Warrant A Pay Rise

Local Authorities July 7, 2020

This was the main take away from the EBA10 negotiations The Services Union participated in today. Council negotiators recognised wages as an “emotive” issue but maintained there would be no increase in the next two years as the Lord Mayor…

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Union Certifies New Agreement at South Burnett

Local Authorities July 6, 2020

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at South Burnett Regional Council! We certified your new Agreement at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) today, and it’s a great result. Highlights of your new Certified Agreement (CA) include: Maintenance…

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Union Ready for Hinchinbrook Bargain

Local Authorities July 6, 2020

The Services Union received a ‘Notice of Intention to Bargain’ from Hinchinbrook Shire Council on Friday 3 July. This means the bargaining process for your replacement Certified Agreement (CA) has now commenced. All parties have agreed to an initial bargaining…

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