Autism Queensland have shut down negotiations
Autism Queensland has labelled the negotiations on the 26th of November as the the last negotiation meeting. At no point during this meeting did either union group think that negotiations were actually complete. A number of issues were still being discussed but despite all of this, Autism Queensland have decided to cease negotiations.
It is disappointing that Autism Queensland has taken this approach rather than continuing robust discussions. The decision now lies with you and your colleagues as to what you want to do from here.
We encourage you to read through this document and have a think about your decision to vote 'yes' to accept Autism Queensland’s decision, or 'no' and be prepared to take further action.
There are a number of things to consider before making your decision, and we believe in ensuring you understand the pros and cons of each decision so that you can have a chat with your colleagues and make an informed decision together.
If you vote ‘yes’ your wages and conditions remain in place for the next 4 years as they are.
If you vote ‘no’ you are going to have to be prepared to take action. Although having the majority of staff vote ‘no’ would send a clear message, the reality is it may not bring Autism Queensland back to the negotiation table. They may in fact take everything back off the table and start again or they may even decide not to bother with negotiations at all and leave everyone on the existing expired agreement. This is why action is so important. It will take the majority of staff voting no, communicating effectively with one another and being prepared to take part in activities to get Autism Queensland back to the table.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1800 177 244.
Share this communication with your colleagues and encourage them to join you so they can have a say on this matter as well.