Have your say on the Core EB

The Core EB steering committee has asked members to vote on whether to accept or reject the government’s latest offer.

Voting is open until midday Thursday 28 February.

This is your agreement, and it will govern your wages and conditions for the next three years. Is it good enough?

Have your say and vote now

More on the revised offer

On 13 February the government provided a new offer to settle your EB agreement.

See what the offer contains overall, including agency-specific matters.

For more information on how it affects your wages, see our explainer.

You can also read through the government’s correspondence.

What is bargaining?

Every three years public sector union members are able to bargain with their employer, to seek wages and conditions that are better than the award.


We will be providing you with regular updates from negotiations as they happen.

Our claim

Union members decide what to ask for through bargaining to improve workplaces, conditions and wages.

Collective action makes a difference

As union members we know that to make real change, negotiations alone won’t be enough to win the changes you want to see in your workplace.

To win real change, we need a strong campaign across the public service that forces the employer to change the rules in the Queensland public service.

Having active and involved members in workplaces across the state makes a strong campaign!

Under the Industrial Relations Act, members can take protected industrial action as part of negotiations.

Only union members can take protected industrial action, and only union members can change your employer’s offer. To be part of the campaign, you need to be a member of Together.

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Here's what members have done so far

Members in all Departments covered by the Core have held stop work rallies all over the state.

Members in Queensland Boating and Fisheries also took 24-hour strike action, as well as enacting extensive work bans. QBFP members have temporarily suspended their work bans in order to further negotiate with the Department.

Continuing industrial action

Members in the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training are maintaining the following indefinite work bans: not providing information to management regarding requests from the Director-General or Minister and not providing statistical reporting.

See a full list of ballots here.

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Only Together members can take part in the Core EB campaign. Fill in this form to find out how you can be more involved.

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