Last night an 'in principle' Enterprise Bargaining offer was sent to Queensland Corrective Services staff. This is very significant movement from the Department who have indicated they are genuinely eager to finalise the agreement Corrections members.
This would not have happened without all of the members who participated in collective action over the past years, like rallies outside 1WS and MPs' offices, meetings at centres, and visiting your local MP to communicate to them what members' real concerns were in QCS.
Congratulations Corrections members – your action has meant you now have this much improved offer!
Based on preliminary feedback from members, delegates have endorsed the offer in principle, pending drafting and a full ballot of members.
Members and delegates have identified a number of key concerns within the offer, which would need to see addressed during drafting. Once this is complete a full ballot of union members will proceed.
Congratulations again – Together members have forced this outcome – well done!
We will have more information for members about the drafting and ballot process in the weeks to come!
Only union members can vote in the ballot - if you want to have a say on your next agreement, join your union. You can join online here.