Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. 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. In the coming weeks, a copy of the proposed final agreement will be released and/or published on ForGov`s website. On that date, additional information on the terms of the agreement, the electoral process and the timetable will also be provided. A vote is scheduled for the end of March, early April. The Queensland government favours union membership among its employees. This includes your right as a worker to have full access to union delegates and/or public servants during working time to discuss employment issues or seek union advice, provided that service delivery is not disrupted and work requirements are not unduly impaired. The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating a series of new collective agreements for the public sector with public sector unions. For its part, the Palaszczuk government will continue to negotiate in good faith with public sector unions and their members. A replacement agreement is negotiated centrally by agency representatives and representatives of your union.
The list of unions that are parties to the basic agreement is posted here. Whether through allocation, ongoing negotiations or a combination of the two, workers benefit from an increase of at least 2.5% on top of their current rates. 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. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts. Voting will begin on March 24, 2020. Primary employment conditions for the majority of Queensland Health employees are imposed by bonuses and agreements. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the trade union negotiations.
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. The government will continue to approve the agreement in principle in accordance with standard procedures. Once this approval is confirmed, the single payment will be processed and further communications regarding the date of payment will be made. From 9 March 2020, the proposed agreement and the corresponding explanation of the agreement will be available on www.forgov.qld.gov.au/state-government-entities-certified-agreement-2019. 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. Learn more about the status of negotiations on the state government`s certified agreement to replace the agreement. As a government, we want to be recognized as employers of choice and to demonstrate good practice in our commitment to our highly skilled public sector employees.
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.