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 you can access a copy of your new agreements: private sector employees who do not receive a bonus often have an enterprise agreement or a registered agreement. 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. On Tuesday, we informed members that the State Government Departments Certified Agreement 2019 has been certified by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. 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. The national minimum wage sets the lowest rate of pay for private sector employees who are not covered by bonuses or agreements. 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.
The road to justice with your colleagues at Queensland Health has spanned more than a decade. Today, we finally certified our new agreement, which encloses the translation of professional therapists in the Health Practitioner Stream. The conditions for bonuses (or enterprise agreements) must be the same or better than those set by the standards. Enterprise agreements contain specific conditions for a workstation. Modern prices set minimum conditions for an entire industry or type of work. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. 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.
. Yesterday, the Queensland government made legislative changes that would effectively freeze the pay of workers who have entered into agreements. Thank you to everyone who attended our online meeting last week. It was great to see and hear so many members across the state who are connecting at a time when so much external pressure is being put on the department and its most valuable resource — you, the workers. If you are a Queensland or local government employee, contact your team for information on your terms and conditions of employment. A distinction is a legal document that defines the conditions of employment of a particular sector or job. They define things like the minimum wage, overtime, penalties and allowances. Earlier this week, the Assistant Commissioner met with Mr. Smith to continue the discussion on the two weeks of COVID leave in preparation for our meeting with the Commissioner in early September.