On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the trade union negotiations. The replacement agreement will cover the same key issues that will be addressed in the current agreement, including rates of pay; Classification structures Hours of work Holidays Worker orientation provisions; and many other things. To make real change, we need a strong public service campaign that requires employers to change the rules of the Queensland Public Service. On Tuesday, we informed members that the State Government Departments Certified Agreement 2019 has been certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. In the meantime, display a copy of the contract officials (PDF, 288KB). On December 20, 2019, the government and Queensland resolved the dispute resolution in arbitration. This means that the hearing scheduled for February 2020 must no longer be continued, since an agreement can be reached. Public sector workers are the backbone of Queensland. They are on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis. It is the public sector that protects the Queenslanders and ensures that everyone stays safe.
You are the people who go out so that others can stay at home and be safe. Public servants who are covered by the basic agreement will receive a 1.75% salary increase from today. The increase in wages is the result of the joint search for a 1.75% increase in premium wages due to state salaries. The following distinctions and agreements apply to Queensland Health employees: Certified agreements provide for terms of employment negotiated between an employer and relevant public sector unions on behalf of workers. In addition, on 3 October 2018, the Industrial Union sought assistance from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in negotiating the basic agreement. As such, the negotiations are now in conciliation proceedings. Unfortunately, the European Union is not complying with the strong measures taken by this government to provide fairness to the public sector and is exploiting our non-disability policy by claiming both the 2.5% proposed in the negotiations and the 3.5% wage increase of the State. The government and all parties will now work on a replacement agreement. Once this process is complete, more information on the proposed agreement will be made public and all staff covered by the agreement will be put to a vote. Primary employment conditions for the majority of Queensland Health employees are imposed by bonuses and agreements. As in our first term, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and fair wages and conditions. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts.
Voting will begin on March 24, 2020. Negotiations continue on issues that are being chartered for queenslanders in the public sector. Click here to read the latest negotiation updates. In accordance with the government`s public sector wage policy, it is expected that employees of the basic agreement will receive a one-time payment for the resolution of negotiations through a certified agreement.