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SACS Disability Workers – Safety Is Paramount

Social & Communities March 31, 2020

The safety of people with disability and the workers who support them during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. We know that. You know that. But the Federal Government has not implemented sufficient measures to ensure disability services continue in a…

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Union Pursues Denial of Rights at Gympie Regional Council

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

Your Services Union Workplace Delegates work tirelessly for you to ensure that your rights are respected. This is why our Union wrote to Gympie Regional Council last week when certain senior managers denied your delegates their right to support members…

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Sunshine Coast Council Reconsiders Union’s Leave Request

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

Sunshine Coast Council has reconsidered its position on The Services Union’s request for Pandemic Leave. Council emailed staff after close of business on Friday to set out its approach, and hopefully this will allay members’ fears about losing income if…

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Quilpie Shire Members – Is This Good Enough?

Local Authorities March 31, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities to request twenty (20) days’ paid pandemic leave in order to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures put in…

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Union Certifies New Agreement at Western Downs

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Western Downs Regional Council! We certified your new Agreement at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on Thursday 26 March 2020, and it’s a great result. Highlights of your new Certified Agreement…

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No to Pandemic Leave at Gympie Council

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities requesting twenty days’ paid pandemic leave to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures adopted by Brisbane City Council and…

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Union Decries Leave Denial at Noosa Council

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities requesting twenty days’ paid pandemic leave to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures adopted by Brisbane City Council and…

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Fraser Coast Council Rejects Pandemic Leave

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union recently wrote to all Queensland local authorities requesting twenty days’ paid pandemic leave to ensure that our members’ incomes are maintained should circumstances deteriorate. This request was in line with measures adopted by Brisbane City Council and…

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Union Stands Up for the Stood-Down at Cairns Regional Council

Local Authorities March 30, 2020

The Services Union has asked the Queensland Industrial Commission (QIRC) to call back on the dispute with Cairns Regional Council over the standing down of library staff. Following last week’s QIRC conference, our Union entered into discussions with Council this…

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Union Representing Members at QLD Rail during COVID-19

As members at QLD Rail would be aware, there are many changes being implemented in response to COVID-19. The most recent QR Employee update can be read here. The current actions from the Union Consultative Forum can be read here….

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