Indeed, in some classifications, workers will increase their rates by up to 3.5% as a result of the measures taken by the Palaszczuk government to restore equity in the public sector, in line with the recent state wage case. 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. The Labour Relations Board will now meet with union negotiators to complete the development of the proposed replacement agreement. It is important that the provision refer to the annual salary review, which must be set by the Fair Work Commission. That`s the first step. The annual decision-review of salaries was delayed by two weeks due to the COVID 19 crisis. We expect that decision to be made in July. The provision of the agreement then provides that the necessary discussions with the State Government on the continuation of wages will then begin. As in our first term, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and fair wages and conditions. For its part, the Palaszczuk government will continue to negotiate in good faith with public sector unions and their members.
On 3 October 2018, the Industrial Union of Employees requested assistance from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) for the agreement on the negotiations of the contract negotiations of the public authorities (basic agreement). That is why the negotiations are now in conciliation. Oir is attending conciliation conferences on behalf of the government and will request, if necessary, the presence of representatives of the agencies. 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. Every three years, public sector union members can negotiate, get wages and conditions better than the price. 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. If you have any questions about the contracting process, please contact your union or your agency`s appropriate IR/ER team. 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. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. 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. 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.