This week, our Senior Workplace Delegates held meetings on Webex to report on the negotiations that took place for the replacement company agreement and obtain the agreement of our members. Members agreed with the agreement in principle reached with Energy Queensland (CEC) during the negotiations. All workers covered by a Union collective agreement and having a defined contribution account (accumulation account) are entitled to insurance cover, subject to the rules of law. As part of the agreements, your employer will pay for further updates to be made available when the contracting process is in progress. At this stage, the dates of payments under the contract are not yet confirmed. However, the government is working to ensure that this happens quickly. In the coming weeks, a copy of the final contract proposal will be disseminated and/or published on forGov`s website. On this date, further information will also be provided to explain the terms of the agreement, the voting process and the timetable. At present, the vote should take place at the end of March, beginning of April. On 17 January 2020, an agreement in principle was reached with all trade union parties. Ideally, this can be done and agreements can be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for approval well in advance of the Queensland election.
The State Government Entities Certified Agreement 2015 expires this year. This agreement contains the terms and conditions of employment for you and other employees employed by your agency. The Palaszczuk government is currently negotiating with public sector unions a series of new collective agreements for the public public sector. Workers employed under an individual contract can choose the choice of fund. The Government will continue to approve the Agreement-in-Principle in accordance with standard procedures. Once this confirmation has been confirmed, the one-time payment will be made and further notifications will be made regarding the date of payment made. This page contains information about the agreement, the ballot paper and a list of your contacts with the agency. Voting will open on 24 March 2020. As of March 9, 2020, the proposed agreement and related explanatory documents will be available under www.forgov.qld.gov.au/state-government-entities-certified-agreement-2019. In the meantime, see a copy of the concordance heads (PDF, 288KB). All Energy Queensland employees are entitled to pension benefits.
Energy Queensland Union Collective Agreement provides that Energy Super is the standard fund for Energy Queensland employees. Energy Super is a platinum-rated pension fund* for employees working in the energy sector. The replacement agreement will cover the same key issues as addressed in the current agreement, including rates of pay; classification structures; hours of work; leave plans; provisions on consultation of workers; and many other things. As in our first mandate, the government negotiates in good faith to reach agreements that provide fair and equitable wages and conditions. A replacement contract is negotiated centrally by representatives of the agency and representatives of your union. See the list of unions that are parties to the basic agreement. If you have any questions regarding the agreement process, please contact your union or the relevant IR/ER team at your agency. . . .