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Scenic Rim Regional Council – Certified Agreement Update

Local Authorities September 3, 2021

The Services Union knows how hard you and your fellow members at Scenic Rim Regional Council work to deliver vital local services. That’s why we’ll always work hard to ensure that Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations deliver pay increases that recognise…

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URBAN UTILITIES – YOU ARE WORTH TALKING TO!

Local Authorities September 3, 2021

The Services Union participated in further Operational and Field Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations with Urban Utilities on Wednesday 1 September. We pressed for more information about why Urban Utilities rejected your very reasonable request for improved consultation including a revived…

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Torres Strait Island Regional Council – Congratulations on securing better pay and conditions

Local Authorities September 2, 2021

Congratulations to members of The Services Union at Torres Strait Island Regional Council! Your new Certified Agreement (CA) was certified yesterday at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. Your new Agreement ensures that all employees will receive a 2.5% wage increase…

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Banana Shire Council – bargaining update meetings next week

Local Authorities September 2, 2021

It pays to be Union! Negotiations progressed this week for the future of wages and conditions at Banana Shire Council, and your input was key to address one important issue – backpay. We had already made some great progress, but…

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Use of Contractors GPC – what are your thoughts?

Transport & Northern Admin September 2, 2021

Have you noticed additional contractors being used in your work area? Recently, The Services Union has identified instances where contractors have been engaged without consultation and we want to find out how widespread this practice is. The Enterprise agreement (EA) sets out…

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Multicultural Australia August JCC Update

Social & Communities September 2, 2021

The Services Union knows how important it is that workers’ voices are heard. Fortunately for union members at Multicultural Australia, you have a forum which provides a consultative space to use your voice, address your concerns and seek commitments from…

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QANTAS VACCINATION POLICY CONSULTATION UPDATE

Transport & Northern Admin September 1, 2021

Your ASU representatives met with Qantas to discuss the proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy on Tuesday. Our view has always been that public health experts should categorise what groups of workers must be vaccinated to perform their jobs, not individual employers….

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Carpentaria Shire Council – Your Input Required On Council’s Offer

Local Authorities September 1, 2021

The Services Union knows how hard you and your fellow members at Carpentaria Shire Council work to deliver vital local services. That’s why we’ll always work hard to ensure that Certified Agreement (CA) negotiations deliver pay increases that recognise your…

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Gympie Regional Council – Time For Some Fairness

Local Authorities September 1, 2021

You and your fellow Services Union members at Gympie Regional Council (GRC) have continued to deliver for your employer and your community. You’ve done so while many of your colleagues have left due to the current environment and uncertainty around…

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Cold Drinks and Cool new Comrades

Social & Communities August 31, 2021

Come along on Tuesday 7th Sep, 5:30pm at The Bungalow Hotel (200 Aumuller St, Bungalow) to meet your new Organiser Adam Brown and hear more about the work of our Union and upcoming events in the Cairns area! We know…

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