Awu Fire Agreement
Tasmanian AWU members are currently helping their siblings at the scene of the NSW fire, as our NSW colleagues supported us earlier this year. We wish them the best of luck. This page contains a list of applications for approval or modification of a business agreement currently being considered by the Fair Work Commission. The long wa bushfire season is heating up after several years of mild weather and is on deck for AWU firefighters. Half of the 300-strong team is engaged in two major fire-fires in the region, and while fires are slowing down, cleaning and monitoring the team will still be a daunting task. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your agency contacts. Voting will begin on March 24, 2020. Thank you to all our Rangers for their work, as well as a shout out to AWU Gympie Hospital delegate Daniel Allen (pictured) who helped fight the fires on Peregian Beach in Noosa in September. The Labour Relations Board will now meet with union negotiators to complete the development of the proposed replacement agreement. The government has just approved the agreement in principle for the basic agreement. During this period, AWU members responded to the fires in Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola, Fraser Island and Noosa National Park. 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. The nominal expiration date of the basic agreement was August 31, 2018.
However, negotiations on the basic agreement between the parties continue in good faith. All representatives are actively involved in negotiations to reach an agreement in principle by 30 September 2018. In accordance with the government`s wage policy, the anniversary of the salaries of September 1, 2018 will be maintained. 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. The State Government`s 2015 Certified Agreement (Basic Agreement) expires this year.