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Congratulations to QLD Rail Members

Congratulations to members of The Services Union at QLD Rail on achieving the in-principle agreement for the final EBA negotiation outcomes. QLD Rail employees deliver an essential service to our communities and it has been great to see your achievements…

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Union Halts Gympie Council Redundancies

Local Authorities June 25, 2020

It’s been a very stressful week for Gympie Regional Council staff following your employer’s lack of consultation over proposed redundancies. The Services Union will always advocate to protect your job. Today we lodged an urgent dispute in the Queensland Industrial…

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Union Notifies Dispute Over Gympie Council Redundancies

Local Authorities June 25, 2020

The Services Union has this morning re-notified a dispute in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) against Gympie Regional Council. The dispute has been triggered by Council’s failure to consult over redundancies and other significant workplace changes. Not only is…

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QLD Urban Utilities Water Laboratory Members Vote

Local Authorities June 23, 2020

Members of The Services Union at QLD Urban Utilities SAS Laboratory are reminded that voting on your new Enterprise Agreement (EA) is now occurring. The ballot remains open until Thursday 25 June. Our Union encourages you to vote promptly. A…

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Notice of Christmas Shutdown at Noosa Shire Council

Local Authorities June 23, 2020

Noosa Shire Council has advised The Services Union that it is proposing a partial Christmas shutdown this year between the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day holidays.  This advice is in accordance with clause 44 of the Certified Agreement, which…

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Gold Coast Library Members Resume Work

Local Authorities June 22, 2020

Last week The Services Union lodged appeals in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) on behalf of City of Gold Coast libraries members seeking that their stand-downs be rescinded. Due to easing of pandemic restrictions and libraries having been allowed…

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Powerlink Bargaining Update – Amendment To The GOC Wages Policy

Energy June 19, 2020

Earlier this week we understand that the Government wrote to Powerlink outlining an addendum to the Government Owned Corporations Wages policy in relation to the replacement Working at Powerlink Union Collective Agreement. The amended Wages Policy will include a wage…

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EQL Bargaining Update – Amendment To The GOC Wages Policy

Energy June 19, 2020

Earlier this week we understand that the government wrote to EQL outlining an addendum to the Government Owned Corporations Wages policy. The amended Wages Policy will include a wage freeze in the 2020/2021 financial year. Whilst EQL has not corresponded…

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IT’S CONFIRMED – SAFE PLACES UNDERVALUES YOUTH WORKERS

Social & Communities June 19, 2020

An Appeal Bench of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed that the sort of work done by Youth Workers at Safe Places for Children should be at least level 2 under the Social Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award…

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Sunshine Coast Council’s Undercooked Offer

Local Authorities June 18, 2020

The Services Union met with Sunshine Coast Council yesterday for further Certified Agreement (CA) discussions. Bearing in mind that our members have endorsed a quick settlement through a rollover of existing conditions, Council’s undercooked pay offer is disappointing and insulting:…

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