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BOQ Negotiations Begin – FSU Reps present Log of Claims

Last Thursday the FSU and BOQ Enterprise Bargaining Teams met in Brisbane to begin negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement at BOQ.  Protocols and timelines for bargaining were agreed and bargaining claims were presented.

Some of our FSU key claims, endorsed by your FSU Workers Council, are:

  • A minimum annual pay increase of at least 3% across the board
  • An increase to Superannuation Guarantee which is not absorbed into the Employee’s total remuneration
  • Superannuation to be paid for periods of unpaid parental leave
  • A review of Performance objectives, appraisal and bonus payments to ensure transparency and fairness and provide the opportunity for employees to have a say
  • Inclusion of measures to ensure relief staff are rostered for planned and unplanned absences
  • An increase from 5 days to 10 days paid Domestic Violence leave and 5 days paid Domestic and Family Violence leave for those who are supporting a victim of domestic violence.
  • An OH&S review of ICON Branches be undertaken.

To see the full claim click here:

The next meeting is on Friday 20 July and the agenda for discussions includes:

  • Cashing out of long service leave
  • Eligibility for special leave
  • Enhancements to Domestic Violence Leave; and
  • Administrative and technical changes

If you have views on these agenda items, please email them to qld@fsunion.org.au or contact one of the Workers Council members.  You’re encouraged to play an active part in the negotiations for your new Enterprise Agreement.

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Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary
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