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Gympie Regional Council

The End is in Sight at Gympie Regional Council

Local Authorities December 19, 2018

The Services Union and other unions have today reached in-principle agreement with Gympie Regional Council for the new Certified Agreement (CA).

The CA will deliver some of the best local government wage increases in Queensland, with the first increase of 2.85 per cent back-paid to today once the document is certified. The following two years will see annual increases of 2.75 per cent.

Our Union has also achieved an increase to parental leave for primary and secondary carers. Best of all, we have maintained our Union’s industry benchmark of delivering improvements without having to trade away conditions!

Our next step will be to review the draft document to ensure it contains all agreed changes. We will then put the reviewed and finalised draft to a members-only pre-endorsement ballot before giving the go-ahead to Council for an all-staff vote.

None of this would have been possible without the support of all members of our Union. To those who have joined in droves since we commenced negotiations, we extend a warm welcome. If you work with someone who is net yet a member, now is the time to remind them of what we can deliver together. Joining is easy at www.theservicesunion.com.au.

 

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