The Labour Relations Board will now meet with union negotiators to complete the development of the proposed replacement agreement. The government has just approved the agreement in principle for the basic agreement. Exclusive: In principle, the agreement was suspended after Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that it was « freezing » public sector salaries, after making considerable profits for EEA members, after taking anti-work measures last year, we are working as hard as possible to finalise the agreement so that it can be subject to a full staff vote. While there is no guarantee as to when Queensland Health will be put to a vote, the AWU hopes that this process will be completed by March or April. The AWU will do everything in its power to ensure that this vote takes place as quickly as possible. As you know, queensland Health EB10 members have been campaigning hard this year, including proposed union actions, to reach a new agreement. The proposed agreement includes a 2.5% salary increase, which dates back to September 1, 2019, an additional payment of $1250, as well as other improvements (the letter of offer is available here). All members gathered can be proud of this performance. Primary employment conditions for the majority of Queensland Health employees are imposed by bonuses and agreements. « The Agency has not prioritized the purchase of new test machines, the supply chain, personal protective equipment, etc. We are very keen to make sure there are enough PPE.
In the meantime, display a copy of the contract officials (PDF, 288KB). « This has led us to de-politicize the certification process of the agreement and to set priorities, which is urgently needed to save lives. 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. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts. Voting will begin on March 24, 2020. If you have any questions about the contracting process, please contact your union or your agency`s appropriate IR/ER team. The terms of the new agreement, such as proper backfilling, workplace health and safety measures and an independent harassment and harassment audit, will only come into effect if a majority of employees vote for them and are certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Negotiations for a replacement contract for the 2015 agreement reviewed by the state (basic agreement) will continue between your agency`s representatives and your union. The list of unions that are parties to the basic agreement is posted here. The nominal expiration date of the basic agreement was August 31, 2018. However, negotiations on the basic agreement between the parties continue in good faith. All representatives are actively involved in negotiations to reach an agreement in principle by 30 September 2018. In accordance with the government`s wage policy, the anniversary of the salaries of September 1, 2018 will be maintained. The deal would have given Queensland hospital staff, with the exception of doctors and nurses who have a separate agreement – their first pay increase in two years. Yesterday, Members of Together Health met at EB10 and HPDOCA for feedback meetings on EB agreements.
As you know, 98% of Together members voted in favour of the eb10 October sale offer. It is on this basis that agreements have been reached in principle and progress has been made in the development of issues such as temporary transformations. Together, members and members of other unions had announced earlier in the week that we would take union action on Friday because the government had not taken steps to pay you the wages earned under the 2019 collective agreement.