If you have any questions about the contracting process, please contact your union or your agency`s appropriate IR/ER team. The government has just approved the agreement in principle for the basic agreement. 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. In addition, on 3 October 2018, the Industrial Union sought assistance from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in negotiating the basic agreement. As such, the negotiations are now in conciliation proceedings. 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. The Labour Relations Board will now meet with union negotiators to complete the development of the proposed replacement agreement. 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. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts.
Voting will begin on March 24, 2020. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the trade union negotiations. As you may know, your current contract, EDA8, expires on June 30. As a result of the Newman government`s amendments to the Labour Relations Act, agreements can only be renegotiated once the corresponding price has gone through the “modernization process.” What does this mean for EDA9 TMR? The most likely situation will be that the current EDA will be “submerged” for up to 12 months to complete the “modernization process” of the QPSO and OPS premiums. In practical terms, this means that your current EDA conditions will be maintained and that an increase in administrative salaries (currently 2.2% per year – pro-rata if necessary) will be applied on the original expiry date of the agreement. Your representatives have requested confirmation from the department. 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.