To date, our Union has entered into new agreements with more than 20 councils, including the abolition of a similar two-tier wage structure within the Fraser Coast Regional Council and the belief that Logan City Council must refrain from its two-class development initiative! There is no reason why Moreton Bay Regional Council should be any different. The Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) is a $9 million, four-year, economic-funded initiative that helps selected regional communities identify current and emerging jobs in key industries and ensure that there is an supply of qualified local people to meet these needs. Whether worker training is accredited or not, the RSIS project will fund training through an appropriate provider. The important steps of the RSIS project should include defining local competency priorities (for example. B industry, location, target groups), the creation of a local reference group and collaborative networks, identification of skills and personnel challenges and cooperation with the department to develop effective training solutions. In addition to the specific results of the training, inter-professional networks and a greater awareness of the aid available within the investment budget in vocational training should be a legacy of RSIS projects. The Council supports a safe and healthy working environment. There are comprehensive health and safety policies and procedures in place to ensure that staff are not put at risk during work. The RSIS will bridge the gap between existing training opportunities offered by the Queensland government`s vocational training investment programs and current labour skills needs in target regions. Each host agency is responsible for the creation of a local reference group, whose objective is to engage in a tobacco-free work environment. The Newman government`s Industrial Relations Act in late 2014 allowed the Moreton Bay Regional Council to reduce rates of pay for newcomers at the lower levels of the administrative, technical and community pay scales and to destroy equal pay rates on the Council.
As part of the first consultation and planning, the Host Agency identifies up to three key sectors of the local economy as priorities for each project. This ensures broad engagement in these areas and enables effective training solutions to support the results of the work. Your support is needed – click on the link below and add your name to the petition asking Moreton Bay Regional Council to treat its staff – and your colleagues – fairly! The salary and conditions of employment are in line with the current Council`s certified agreement and the corresponding allocation for each position. The Council cancelled the previously agreed fees without compensation and imposed the wages of the lowest paid women. Council vehicles are available to officials who carry out official Council work. Staff must present a Class C QLD driver`s licence or an equivalent licence for heavier vehicles. The Chairman of the Board of Directors authorizes an annual closing period for Christmas/New Year. Regional communities are identified by the RSIS Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from the department, Jobs Queensland, the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.