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State Government Entities Certified Agreement

Negotiations Continue – update as at 3 September 2018

Negotiations for a replacement agreement for the State Government Certified Agreement 2015 (the Core Agreement) are continuing between representatives of your agency and your union. View the list of unions who are party to the Core Agreement.

The nominal expiry date of the Core Agreement was 31 August 2018.  However, good faith negotiations for the Core Agreement continue between the parties. All representatives are actively participating in negotiations with the aim of reaching in-principle agreement by 30 September 2018.  In accordance with government wages policy, if this occurs the agreement’s pay anniversary date of 1 September 2018 will be retained.

We remain committed to constructively engaging with employees and union representatives throughout this process to ensure the best possible outcomes for staff and for all Queenslanders.

Replacement agreement negotiations have commenced – update as at 16 August 2018

The State Government Entities Certified Agreement 2015 (the Core Agreement) is due to expire this year. This agreement includes terms and conditions of employment for you and other staff employed by your agency.

A replacement agreement will be negotiated centrally by agency representatives and representatives of your union. View the list of unions who are party to the Core Agreement.

The replacement agreement will cover the same key matters addressed in the current agreement, including wage rates; classification structures; hours of work; leave arrangements; employee consultation provisions; and many other matters.

We are committed to constructively engaging with employees and union representatives throughout this process to ensure the best possible outcomes for staff and for all Queenslanders.

As a Government, we want to be recognised as an employer of choice, and to demonstrate best practice in our engagement with our highly-skilled public sector employees.

The Queensland Government encourages union membership among its employees. This commitment includes your right as an employee to have full access to union delegates and/or officials during working hours to discuss any employment matter or seek union advice, provided that service delivery is not disrupted and work requirements are not unduly affected.

As an employee you may choose to join and be involved with your relevant union as part of this bargaining process.

This commitment goes beyond passive acceptance. Managers and supervisors will actively co-operate with and support the rights of staff to union membership and activity.

More information

If you have any questions about the negotiations, please contact your agency representative, view the list of entity contacts.

To find out more information about union membership you may contact your union representatives directly, view the list of union contacts.

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