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Western Downs Regional Council

Western Downs Regional Council Bargaining Update #3

Local Authorities December 4, 2018

On Wednesday 28 November 2018, The Services Union and AWU met with Western Downs Regional Council to continue negotiating new Certified Agreement (CA). At the meeting the respective Logs of Claims were discussed in more detail, along with several draft…

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Natural Disasters Know Your Rights

Natural Disasters – Know Your Rights

General November 29, 2018

Have you, your family or your home been affected by recent fires or other extreme weather events? Are you likely to be? The Services Union has negotiated natural disaster and severe weather leave provisions into many workplace EBAs. We know…

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Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council Employees Deserve Fair Pay!

Local Authorities November 29, 2018

Moreton Bay Regional Council staff have been stuck with unfair wages and conditions as a legacy of now defunct legislation for nearly four years. Council removed previously agreed entitlements without compensation and forced down the wages of the lowest-paid female…

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Introducing The Member Advantage Benefits Program

General November 26, 2018

The Services Union is pleased to offer more value to our members with the Member Advantage benefits program, bringing you exclusive access to new discounts and savings only available through your membership. This program is a complimentary service, offering you…

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Just Transition

Bill Shorten to Establish A Just Transition Authority

Energy November 23, 2018

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten to establish a Just Transition Authority The Services Union “Our Energy Footprint” 2015-2020 Campaign has continued to pursue the goals established in 2015 by the Energy Industry delegates to establish “Just Transition” principles in State…

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Longreach Regional Council

Up and Away at Longreach Regional Council!

Local Authorities November 22, 2018

All members of The Services Union at Longreach Regional Council are to be congratulated for collectively delivering a great new Certified Agreement (CA). The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) certified your agreement earlier this week, and your new conditions are…

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Paroo Shire Council

Paroo Shire Council Agreement Certified!

Local Authorities November 22, 2018

Congratulations to members of The Services Union at Paroo Shire Council. The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has ratified your new Certified Agreement, and it’s a great result. Members of our Union can take pride in the fact that you’ve collectively…

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Safe Places For Children – Protecting you work conditions

Social & Communities November 21, 2018

Recently, Safe Places for Children, distributed a newsletter to employees that was not an accurate representation of your workplace rights or of our Union’s intentions. Each point has been addressed by The Services Union. Please click this link to read…

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Submissions Made! Next Steps To Achieving Portable Long Services Leave


Social & Communities November 14, 2018

The Services Union,  made a submission on behalf of members as part of the consultation being undertaken by the Palaszczuk Government, in their investigation into the introduction of a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme (PLSL) for the Social and Community…

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DV Work Aware

You’re Invited To Become DV Aware In Your Workplace

General November 14, 2018

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. Human rights cannot be universal without human rights for…

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