The agreement provides for an annual salary increase of 2.5% for the next three years. We hope everyone stays good. Since our last update, you`ll have seen that your enterprise agreements are all certified, which means they`re all in effect! Well done for all the delegates and members of the whole state who did it!! Here you will find a copy of your new agreements: an annual increase in wages is essential to keep up with the rising cost of living. Since last week, the government has been sticking to its unfair wage offer, which is “2.5% on expired rates per year,” which is the equivalent of 2018 LESS, when you currently earn if you are an AO2 or an AO3, and therefore your bonus safety net would actually be your salary. Most someone would have received on this offer in 2018 was 1.2% for AO8s. We know that we have facts about the unfairness of this offer when everyone else receives 2.5% of their current salaries. The truth is that this offer from the government provides nothing for the lowest paid workers who are covered by this agreement: that is why delegates continued to oppose it. Once ratified, the agreement in principle will be re-established to enter into force from 1 July 2019. We have more news from Queensland Health about your salary increase. Members covered by the HPDOCA, EB10 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Worker agreements will receive your 2.5% increase, with back-dating, next payment. For most members, it will be this week.
Other strengths of the agreement in principle are better recognition of Torres Strait Island police officers, adjustments to compensation for specialized officers, including members of the demining team, and, as a result of the previous agreement, a further modernization of the police classification structure. “The agreement in principle reflects the respect we place on the police, the confidence we have in the police and the recognition that they are demanding and complex jobs,” said the Minister. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. 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. Minister Ryan announced that an agreement in principle has been reached between the Queensland Police Union, the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers Union and the Queensland Police Service for a certified enterprise negotiation for the next three years. congratulations! This morning, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission certified your enterprise agreement. This is the contract between you and your employer on pay and working conditions.
You can read it here. Today, we ask you to consider an important issue concerning your working conditions. Since December/January, much has changed when members voted last in favour of an agreement in principle on an offer to pay your EB. We are back in the Commission and will discuss specific QPS issues next week, Wednesday 6 February. Late last year, we were told that the service intended to close the Maryborough Police Communication Centre and reduce the functions of the Gympie and Bundaberg centres. The rapid action of local delegates and regional organizers allowed us to stop this closure. Regional jobs are so important to the local economy and such a closure would have had a huge negative impact on Maryborough. This stage of the service took place without consultation with union members and runs counter to the government`s employment security policy. This has been a great asset for union members and regional jobs. Well done for the delegates and members who came together to support their colleagues and communities! www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/transurban-proposed-changes-to-your-conditions/ earlier this week, Assistant Commissioner Smith met to continue the debate on the two weeks of COVID leave in preparation for our meeting with the Commissioner in early September.