The government has just approved the agreement in principle for the basic agreement. The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating a series of new collective agreements for the public sector with public sector unions. 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. 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. If you have any questions about the contracting process, please contact your union or your agency`s appropriate IR/ER team. The government and all parties will now work on a replacement agreement. Once this process is complete, more information on the proposed agreement will be made public and all staff covered by the agreement will be put to a vote. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the trade union negotiations.
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 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. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts. Voting will begin on March 24, 2020. 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. On December 20, 2019, the government and Queensland resolved the dispute resolution in arbitration.