The Government is committed to continuing to work constructively with workers and union representatives during this process to achieve the best possible results for employees and all Queenslanders. If you have any questions regarding the agreement process, please contact your union or the appropriate IR/ER team at your agency. In addition, on 3 October 2018, Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees, requested the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to enter into an agreement to negotiate the basic agreement. That is why the negotiations are now in conciliation. The Government will continue to approve the Agreement-in-Principle in accordance with standard procedures. Once this confirmation has been confirmed, the one-time payment will be made and further notifications will be made regarding the date of payment made. Negotiations for a replacement agreement for the State Government Certified Agreement 2015 (the basic agreement) between your agency representatives and your union are ongoing. See the list of unions that are parties to the basic agreement. The replacement agreement will cover the same key issues as addressed in the current agreement, including rates of pay; classification structures; hours of work; leave plans; provisions on consultation of workers; and many other things.
The Queensland Government encourages union membership among its employees. This obligation includes your right as a worker to have unrestricted access to shop stewards and/or civil servants during working hours to discuss employment matters or to seek trade union advice, provided that the provision of services is not disrupted and work requirements are not unduely affected. The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating with public sector unions a series of new collective agreements for the public public sector. Certified agreements contain working conditions negotiated between an employer and the relevant public sector unions on behalf of workers. From tomorrow, you will be able to vote on your EB.. . . .