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Scenic Rim Regional Council – Final Bargaining Update for 2020

Local Authorities December 18, 2020

The Services Union participated in the final Certified Agreement (CA) negotiation for 2020 at Scenic Rim Regional Council yesterday.

We have agreed in-principle on the wording around status quo in the dispute resolutions procedure.

Discussions are ongoing regarding on-call provisions, volunteer emergency services leave arrangements, parental leave, and use of sick leave.

We commenced serious discussions on the Council’s four-day week proposal, with management representatives nominating staff attraction/retention and better plant and fleet utilisation as the Council’s drivers for the proposition. All parties agreed to give the proposal careful consideration and participate in further discussions; however we tabled our key concern (supported by the outdoor Unions) that no member should be left financially worse-off if the proposal were accepted.

Fortnightly negotiations will resume in 2021 from Thursday 4 February.

We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. If you haven’t finished shopping, remember that our Union offers many money-saving member benefits: If you work with someone who is not yet a member of our Union, remind them that The Services Union is by your side both at work and outside the workplace. Joining is quick and easy at


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