We have more news from Queensland Health about your salary increase. Members covered by the HPDOCA, EB10 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Worker agreements will receive your 2.5% increase, with back-dating, next payment. For most members, it will be this week. Today, we ask you to consider an important issue concerning your working conditions. Since December/January, much has changed when members voted last in favour of an agreement in principle on an offer to pay your EB. “The result is, no matter where you live in Queensland, you can be sure that you are being served by a first class police force. Once ratified, the agreement in principle will be re-established to enter into force from 1 July 2019. Minister Ryan announced that an agreement in principle has been reached between the Queensland Police Union, the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers Union and the Queensland Police Service for a certified enterprise negotiation for the next three years. Congratulations! This morning, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission certified your enterprise agreement. This is the contract between you and your employer on pay and working conditions. You can read it here. Public servants who are covered by the basic agreement will receive a 1.75% salary increase from today.

The increase in wages is the result of the joint search for a 1.75% increase in premium wages due to state salaries. Police Minister Mark Ryan said it was right and right that the police got the recognition they deserve to finish. Other strengths of the agreement in principle are better recognition of Torres Strait Island police officers, adjustments to compensation for specialized officers, including members of the demining team, and, as a result of the previous agreement, a further modernization of the police classification structure. “The agreement in principle reflects the respect we place on the police, the confidence we have in the police and the recognition that they are demanding and complex jobs,” said the Minister. We hope everyone stays good. Since our last update, you`ll have seen that your enterprise agreements are all certified, which means they`re all in effect! Well done for all the delegates and members of the whole state who did it!! Here is a copy of your new agreements: “I travel the state and I am always impressed by the professionalism and commitment of individual police officers. The agreement provides for an annual salary increase of 2.5% for the next three years. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers.

“Queensland Police Service members are selflessly doing a difficult and potentially dangerous task,” said Minister Ryan. We understand that General Manager Neil Scales sent an email this afternoon informing you of when your refund will be paid. www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/custodial-corrections-1212-appeal-date-set/As progress towards the end of 2020, there is still a lot of important news for public service union members. Keep reading for the latest and their right to look in some important polls. www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/two-days-leave-entitlement-covid-19/. Minister of Police and Minister of CorrectionsThe Honourable Mark Ryan Late yesterday, the Queensland government introduced legislative changes that would effectively freeze the pay of workers who have existing agreements . . .

. www.together.org.au/core/negotiations/core-together-members-win-175-pay-increase/. Queensland`s employment standards are a series of nine minimum employment requirements that are guaranteed by law for workers in the national labour relations system.