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Union Locks In Nine-Day Fortnight at Southern Downs!

Local Authorities October 10, 2019

Congratulations to all members of The Services Union at Southern Downs Regional Council! Late yesterday the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) delivered its Determination on your new Agreement, preserving your nine-day fortnight and other conditions until 1 July 2022. Additionally, your new Agreement delivers an immediate pay increase of 2.5% back-dated to the first pay period after 1 July 2019, with further 2.5% increases on 1 July 2020 and 2021.

This great result is the final stage in our Union’s member-driven campaign to lock in fair conditions, just like members have done at over 35 other Councils. Your Workplace Delegates are to be congratulated for coordinating the campaign on the ground, and every member of The Services Union can be proud of this outcome.

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