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Update from FWC

Posted by Billy Colless on October 9, 2018

Yesterday the Fair Work Commission wrote to Carinity seeking undertakings (further commitments and explanations) on areas of your proposed agreement which fall below the minimum standards.

Have a read of their detailed notes below, it’s worth noting the change about long term casual staff having access to leave and sick leave – which is something that has occurred due to a recent dispute with Workpac.


This week's Award increase

Posted by Alex Scott on October 9, 2018

On Wednesday 10 October, many Queensland public servants will have their pay increased and will also receive backpay for the pay increase dated to 1 September 2018.

This pay increase is as an adjustment to award wage rates, which are now higher than the wage rates in the expired Core collective agreement.


Wages for State Government Security

Posted by Alex Scott on October 9, 2018

You will be seeing notices, pay slips and information about a pay rise due in this week's pay.

This is an award safety net adjustment that has been awarded by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, flowing on the national minimum wage adjustment to you.


Education: Important EB Update

Posted by Kate Flanders on October 5, 2018

We still don't have an offer document from the Department of Education in response to our many claims to improve your wages and conditions this year. This is really disappointing.


Police: EBA Update + Two Days Commonwealth Games leave

Posted by Alex Scott on October 4, 2018

Your union delegates have been attending negotiations with QPS management to fight for fairer conditions for the work you do. Delegates have also been attending core negotiations to fight for a fair wage increase. The government has dug their heels in and offered you the worst wage offer in bargaining of any Queensland government and claiming an adjustment in your award safety net passed on by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission is enough.


Education: What's happening with my pay increase and my EB?

Posted by Alex Scott on October 2, 2018

I hope you had a great long weekend.

I was hoping to be able to email you a copy of an offer from the Department of Education in relation to the claims union members have made as part of bargaining negotiations late last week. However, despite being promised an updated offer following recent negotiations, we have yet to receive anything in writing from the Department.


CSYW: What's happening with my pay increase?

Posted by Alex Scott on October 2, 2018

While we remain in negotiations with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women for a new collective agreement, they have offered us nothing meaningful to address the serious and significant matters we have highlighted in our log of claims. Members should keep an eye out for a full report-back about the status of negotiations coming soon. At this same time, they have attempted to offer an effective zero percent (0%) EB pay increase. Read more on this below.


Corrections: Productivity Commission Inquiry into Imprisonment and Recidivism

Posted by Together Queensland on September 28, 2018

You can find out details here.

We have been asked to provide a submission by 27 October and today a delegation comprised of CCOs Darren Roach (BCC) and Adrian Burke (Woodford), along with Michael Thomas (Together Office) met with the Inquiry team to get further information on the following Terms of Reference for the Inquiry:


Core: What's happening with my pay increase?

Posted by Alex Scott on September 28, 2018

You will be seeing notices, pay slips and information about a pay rise coming in the next few weeks.

This is an award safety net adjustment that has been awarded by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, flowing on the national minimum wage adjustment to you.

Importantly, this is not your EB pay rise.


Teleconference for Together QBFP members Wednesday 3 October

Posted by Olivia Hill on September 28, 2018

There has been some confusion regarding the Department's most recent offer where you as union members forced them to remove the 4 free Sundays from their proposal. Click here to see the Department's most recent offer.


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