In this edition - The Public Service Business Agency (PSBA) was a dud from day one, based on a thought bubble in the now completely discredited Keelty Report. It’s still a dud. It was a bad idea and it’s driven bad outcomes in areas like uniforms, procurement, fleet, maintenance and workshops and more.
In this edition - You will recall that your award provides for wage rises each year in line with the Queensland QIRC State Wage Case Decision.
In this edition - Over the last year, your union has worked very closely with Fire and Rescue to draft variations to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Employees Award – State 2016 (your award).
In this edition - As you would be aware, Fire and Rescue are making plans to transition the Auxiliary workforce onto a new communications system that will rely on mobile phones, instead of pagers.
In this edition - I reported to you on 24 August that we have managed to resolve one of the disputes we raised regarding the SO/SOSO recruitment process. The outstanding dispute relates to Fire and Rescue’s decision to run concurrent SO and SOSO recruitment processes in SER, how this decision is playing out, and what this means on a broader scale.