As in our first term, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and fair wages and conditions. The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating a series of new collective agreements for the public sector with public sector unions. 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. 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. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. 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. Further updates will be made available as the contract process progresses. At that time, payment data resulting from the agreement were not confirmed. However, the government is working to ensure that this is done quickly.
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. This signed service agreement contains funding, activity and performance requirements for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service 2019-2022. On 3 October 2018, the Industrial Workers` Union asked the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) for assistance in negotiating the contract negotiations of the public authorities (basic agreement).