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QR Arrangements for the Christmas & New Year


I refer members to my previous correspondence on the above dated 11 & 12 November, in which I advised I had had discussions with the Queensland Rail CEO, Glen Dawe, seeking the additional day off over Christmas to be reinstated for shiftworkers.

The Chief Executive agreed to reconsider this and I am pleased to advise that I received notification earlier this morning from Queensland Rail HR that the Chief Executive is prepared to again extend the additional day off over Christmas to all QR employees.

It should be noted that this day’s leave (which is not contained in Agreements) is not guaranteed to continue beyond this year. Notwithstanding this, the RTBU welcomes the Chief Executive’s decision to implement the previous practise for the Christmas holidays again this year.

Unity is Strength

Owen Doogan
State Secretary
Queensland Branch