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9 out of 10 ASU workers say they don’t receive enough professional development!

General September 16, 2019

Did you know that most working Australians say they don’t receive enough professional development in their jobs? Many employers don’t provide any professional development in the workplace and it can be very expensive for people to seek it out themselves….

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ASU Career Launchpad

Free Professional Development! For ASU Members Only

General August 2, 2019

Did you know as a member of the ASU you have free and exclusive access to your very own professional development program? The ASU Career Launchpad is a member-only program designed to support you throughout your working life! Upcoming courses:…

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southern downs regional council

Qld Rail Paid-Time Bargaining Update Meetings

Local Authorities October 16, 2019

Please be encouraged to participate in one of the following paid-time meetings to discussion where we’re at in the bargaining negotiations You can attend ONE of the paid-time meetings either by teleconference; video link or in person. Meeting details will…

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south-western councils

South-Western Councils Blitz

Local Authorities October 15, 2019

Members of The Services Union at south-western local authorities can expect some face-to-face contact in the coming weeks. Organiser Craig Dunn is undertaking a two-week tour of duty of workplace visits to Murweh, Quilpie, Barcoo, Bulloo, Paroo and Balonne Councils…

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Queensland Rail – Proposed Changes To Higher Level Operating Structures!

Rail October 15, 2019

Queensland Rail (QR) has commenced consulting on its proposed changes to the higher-level operating structure. As part of the initial consultation with The Services Union, QR has given assurances that the proposed changes will not impact on: Staffing levels Classifications…

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Queensland Rail – Radio Black Spots

Rail October 10, 2019

Dear Member We are receiving a large number of concerns from members about some difficulties with the new Qld Rail hand held radios.  We have heard of a number of Black-spots.  This issue was raised at the recent NGR Safety…

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southern downs regional council

Union Locks In Nine-Day Fortnight at Southern Downs!

Local Authorities October 10, 2019

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Southern Downs Regional Council! Late yesterday the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) delivered its Determination on your new Agreement, preserving your nine-day fortnight and other conditions until 1 July 2022. Additionally,…

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Somerset Regional Council – Union Takes Steps Towards Fair Pay

Local Authorities October 9, 2019

The Services Union today applied to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) for assistance to finalise the Somerset Regional Council Certified Agreement (CA). The unresolved issue is Council’s determination to maintain the inequitable two-tier wage system it opportunistically inserted into…

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Cabinet Endorses A Portable Long Service Leave Scheme For You! Still Work To Do!

Social & Communities October 4, 2019

The Portable Long Service Leave Taskforce which includes The Services Union recently met with the Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace MP. The Taskforce has recommended a Long Service Leave Scheme which will cover all employees whose employment is covered…

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Locality allowances

Do You Deserve Locality Allowances?

Local Authorities September 25, 2019

Do you deserve locality allowances? Do you deserve an additional week of annual leave? The Services Union thinks you do. In 2016 we were able to convince the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) that you do deserve these entitlements. Now…

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Work With Us – Organiser Roles

General September 13, 2019

Want to come and work for The Services Union? We have two positions currently available. Applications are currently being sought for a suitably qualified person for the position of SEQ Organiser (6 months fixed term) and another for the position…

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