OIR - $1250 payment - good news!
Congratulations to Together members who have ensured that you and your colleagues have secured the $1250 "one off payment" following the change in government wages policy in 2019.
OIR are expecting QSS to confirm a date for the payment to be delivered next week - stay tuned.
Well done to you! Together members used your industrial power to shift the government's position on wages. You have secured the one-off payment and other benefits while maintaining the ability to fight for a fair percentage pay rise in 2020 and beyond.
While we don't have the full 'rules' or FAQs about how the $1250 will be applied we have prepared a short fact sheet on what we do know about the payment and wages this year. You can see that here.
EB Drafting and Certification
We are continuing to work with the Department on finalising the full agreement terms and conditions and completing the process of "drafting" the new agreement. This is very important because until the new EB Agreement is fully drafted, and then you vote on that, the EB cannot be certified.
It is only once the Agreement is certified by the Industrial Relations Commission that the new conditions you have won like commitments to improved employment security, consultation and other provisions are locked in. This includes the exchange of letters regarding the ability for Inspectors to elect whether they want over time performed to be payed the overtime rate or to accrue the time as TOIL.
OIR consultative committee
Our first meeting of the year is Tuesday 10 March – if you have any matters you would like your delegates and I to raise please send them through to email@example.com by COB Monday 2 March.