On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all parties to the trade union negotiations. 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. 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. 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. On December 20, 2019, the government and Queensland resolved the dispute resolution in arbitration. This means that the hearing scheduled for February 2020 must no longer be continued, since an agreement can be reached.

On September 24, 2018, the State of Queensland submitted a formal offer to the parties to the basic agreement negotiations (PDF, 456 KB). Together, Queensland, Employees` Union, rejected the offer in an exchange of letters on September 28, 2018. 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. 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. In addition to conciliation, negotiations are under way between several agencies and trade unions to review specific requests to the agency. 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 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. 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. The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. 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 meantime, display a copy of the contract officials (PDF, 288KB). Learn more about the status of negotiations on the state government`s certified agreement to replace the agreement.

As in our first term, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and fair wages and conditions.