The government has just approved the agreement in principle on the basic agreement. The government and all parties will now work to develop a certified replacement agreement. Once this process is completed, further information will be published on the proposed agreement and all staff members who will be covered by the agreement will be put to the vote. The nominal expiry date of the basic agreement was 31 August 2018. However, negotiations on the basic agreement between the parties are continuing in good faith. All representatives are actively participating in the negotiations with a view to reaching an agreement in principle by 30 September 2018. In accordance with the government`s wage policy, the salary anniversary date of the September 1, 2018 agreement will be maintained in this case. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all trade union parties. The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating with public sector unions a series of new collective agreements for the public sector. On Tuesday, we informed members that the 2019 State Government Department Certification Agreement has been certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

The wage process is incorporated into the agreement as a legally binding process, but how this happens is uncertain given the current health pandemic. We must be aware of the changing environment and the possibility that the Commissions will take longer to complete these processes. We will keep members informed. The government will continue to approve the agreement in principle according to standard procedures. Once this authorization is confirmed, the one-time payment will be made and further notifications will be made regarding the payment date. The replacement agreement will cover the same key issues as addressed in the current agreement, including rates of pay; The provisions on the orientation of workers are structures for the classification of working leave; and many other things. As of March 9, 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. Further updates will be made available during the contracting process. At this stage, the dates of payments under the contract are not yet confirmed.

However, the government is working to ensure that this happens quickly. On 3 October 27, 2018, Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees, requested the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to enter into an agreement regarding negotiations on the Certified Enterprise Agreement for State Assets (Basic Agreement). That is why the negotiations are now in conciliation. OIR attends conciliation conferences on behalf of the Government and will, where appropriate, request the participation of representatives of the Agency. Negotiations for a replacement agreement for the State Government Certified Agreement 2015 (the basic agreement) between your agency representatives and your union are ongoing. See the list of unions that are parties to the basic agreement. On Tuesday, we informed members that the 2019 State Government Departments Certified Agreement has been certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. In addition, on 3 October 2018, Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees, requested the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to enter into an agreement to negotiate the basic agreement. That is why the negotiations are now in conciliation. In the meantime, see a copy of the concordance heads (PDF, 288KB). The Government will continue to approve the Agreement-in-Principle in accordance with standard procedures. Once this confirmation is confirmed, the one-time payment will be made and further notifications will be made regarding the date of payment….