TMR - URGENT UPDATE - Ministerial Intervention - No Strike Wednesday

Posted on September 10, 2019

Great news. Because you have been prepared to stand strong together we are seeing results.

The Minister's office have intervened and have asked that we suspend the strike action on Wednesday while high level talks are conducted.

This afternoon, Minister Bailey's office has asked to be able to discuss with the Premier and Deputy Premier, the financial offer that has been made by other agencies in recent public sector agreements and whether a similar offer can be made by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. In addition, Minister Bailey's office has asked that the Department make revised offers on our key outstanding issues this Thursday in negotiations.

Given the Premier is overseas travelling and the Acting Premier needs to focus on the current bushfire emergency, he asked members to consider lifting the planned industrial action for at least one week to allow time for those discussions to occur.

Your delegates have considered this request this evening and have determined that we should not proceed with the strike Wednesday and will engage in these high level discussions in good faith.

We hope that this means we will see an offer that includes key claims members have been seeking in the next 7 days.

It’s great to see that Minister Bailey listens when you stand together and say 'enough is enough.' Minister Bailey is certainly responsive to your concerns as his staff delivering every day for Queensland.

We will keep you updated throughout the day and after negotiations on Thursday.

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