If you have any questions about the contracting process, please contact your union or your agency`s appropriate IR/ER team. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the trade union negotiations. The State Government`s 2015 Certified Agreement (Basic Agreement) expires this year. This agreement includes terms and conditions of employment for you and other staff of your agency. Nurses and midwives have not received a pay increase for nearly two years and the organization has rejected the UNQ`s request to pass on a pay increase through an administrative increase while negotiations are over. In addition, the organization threatened its nurses and midwives that if the agreement was rejected by them in the vote, Mater would withdraw the offer of reimbursement from the table. While the awards are presented by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), agreements are negotiated by Queensland Health and Queensland Health staff representatives. After the agreement of the staff members covered by the proposed agreement (as part of a voting procedure), the agreements are certified by the QIRC. Primary employment conditions for the majority of Queensland Health employees are imposed by bonuses and agreements. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts. Voting will begin on March 24, 2020.
Although negotiations between the Queensland Nurses` Union of Employees (QNU) and Mater began 12 months ago, Mater`s full offer to its healthcare staff is unknown. 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. Queensland Health has seven important agreements that prescribe wages and other conditions of employment for workers (excluding executives and executives). The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the “New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. As in our first term, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and fair wages and conditions. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, from 9 March 2020, the proposed agreement and the accompanying agreement will be available on www.forgov.qld.gov.au/state-government-entities-certified-agreement-2019. 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.