Yesterday, the State government presented legislative amendments to the 2016 Labour Relations Act in order to implement the Prime Minister`s announcement of a „wage freeze“ in the 2020/2021 financial year. At the end of the conciliation, the steering committee and members will reject the government`s offer and seek arbitration from the QIRC. On 3 October 2018, Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees, requested the assistance of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to reach an agreement on the negotiations for the Certified State Enterprise Agreement (the Basic Agreement). That is why the negotiations are now in conciliation. OIR attends conciliation conferences on behalf of the Government and will, where appropriate, request the participation of representatives of the Agency. The nominal expiry date of the basic agreement was 31 August 2018. However, negotiations on the basic agreement between the parties are continuing in good faith. All representatives are actively participating in the negotiations with a view to reaching an agreement in principle by 30 September 2018. In accordance with the government`s wage policy, the salary anniversary date of the September 1, 2018 agreement will be maintained in this case. In the meantime, see a copy of the concordance heads (PDF, 288KB).
The Government will continue to approve the Agreement-in-Principle in accordance with standard procedures. Once this confirmation has been confirmed, the one-time payment will be made and further notifications will be made regarding the date of payment made. Whether through allocation, ongoing negotiations, or a combination of the two, workers receive an increase of at least 2.5% on top of their current contract rates. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the union negotiations. As in our first mandate, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and equitable wages and conditions. Primary working and employment conditions for the majority of Queensland Health employees are imposed through bonuses and agreements. Queensland Health has seven major agreements that impose rates of pay and other terms and conditions of employment for employees (excluding senior and senior managers). In the coming weeks, a copy of the final contract proposal will be disseminated and/or published on forGov`s website. On this date, further information will also be provided to explain the terms of the agreement, the voting process and the timetable.
At present, the vote should take place at the end of March, beginning of April. . . .