CODE 2, VOL 29, NO 42 : 23 october 2015
Wage increase effective from 25 October 2015
The second 2015 2.2% increase arbitrated by the industrial commission is effective from 25th October 2015.
Your union has confirmed with QFES that the new rates are being processed by the shared service payroll.
John Oliver - State Secretary
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