The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating with public sector unions a series of new collective agreements for the public public sector. On 20 December 2019, Government and Together Queensland resolved the issues at issue in the arbitration. This means that it is no longer necessary to continue the hearing scheduled for February 2020, as an agreement can be reached. A replacement contract is negotiated centrally by representatives of the agency and representatives of your union. See the list of unions that are parties to the basic agreement. Company agreements can be tailored to the needs of certain companies. An agreement must improve the overall situation of an employee in relation to the corresponding price or prices. The Labour Relations Office will now meet with the parties to the union negotiations to finalize the development of the proposed certified replacement agreement. 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. In the meantime, see a copy of the concordance heads (PDF, 288KB).
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. If a job has a registered agreement, the bonus does not apply. However, the government will continue to approve the agreement in principle according to 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. Company agreements are collective agreements concluded at company level between employers and employees on working and employment conditions. The Fair Work Commission can provide information on the process of establishing company agreements and evaluate and approve agreements. We can also look at disputes that arise over the terms of the agreements.