It’s time to talk about your wages.
Union members are about to kick off negotiations for your next enterprise bargaining agreement that will determine your wages for the next 3 years. We do so in the middle of a national wage crisis.
Quite simply, Australian workers’ wages are not keeping up with the cost of living and many are falling behind.
Leading economists across Australia, including Governor of the Reserve Bank Dr Philip Lowe, have outlined that we need higher wages if the economy is to improve.
That is why in these upcoming negotiations, talking about your wages matters. It matters to you, it matters to your family and it matters to the economy.
Queenslanders need a pay increase!
Members are contacting their MPs to ask for their support. Our form makes it easy for you to get in touch.
"Over the past four years, the increase in average hourly earnings has been the slowest since at least the mid-1960s. The slow growth in wages is putting a strain on household budgets and contributing to low rates of inflation."
Email your local MP and ask them to support a change
Use this form to send an email to your state representative asking them to support our claim for a fair wage increase of $50 per week or 3.5%, whichever is greater.
The more Queensland MPs we have supporting our case, the more likely we are to make the government listen and act!
You can adopt the text of the email to talk about your personal experience as a worker.
Here are some resources for our wages campaign:
Members are asking for a new wages policy.
Together members have overwhelmingly endorsed changing the government's wages policy.
Our union's position is: an increase of $50/week each year for three years OR at least 3.5%, whichever is greater.