YDC: A 3% wage increase for YDC members! And other updates.

Posted on November 8, 2019

Wages Update – for all members

Great news – last night, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) delivered its decision in the State Wage Case.

This means all staff in Youth Detention will receive a 3% wage increase, backdated to 1 September 2019. We do not yet know when this will start appearing in your pay packet, but we will let you know as soon as we do.

This is an important win for you as Together members!

To see what the pay rates will be from 1 September 2019 now click HERE.

All YDC members, whether covered by the OO EB currently being negotiated, or part of the CSYW & YJ arbitration, are continuing to pursue better wages and improvements to your working conditions.


Bargaining Update – for Operational (OO) members

Negotiations are continuing for the EB to cover OO staff in YDCs. We are making progress but there are still some major outstanding issues that the Department isn’t yet moving on.

We are proposing a new classification stream that would remove the hard barrier for progression that members tell us is a burden and does not take into account your experience on the floor. The Department is yet to respond to our proposal.

The Department are still proposing to remove the consolidated allowance from casual Detention Youth Workers. You can see what that would mean in real terms here.

If you want to be more involved in the campaign, please contact us to discuss – we are at our strongest when we have active members on the ground!


Arbitration Update – for AO & PO members

The arbitration process is continuing for AO and PO members, as part of the Department of Youth Justice and Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women proceedings, as we move towards hearings in January 2020.

On November 26th we have a hearing in the QIRC at which we are seeking that the $1250 one-off payment is applied to you as well.

You can see what we are seeking, in its entirety, as part of our draft determination here.


As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us.

1800 177 244
members@together.org.au