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Agreements Formally Approved: now for the back pay

The Fair Work Commission has now formally approved the Queensland Rail Agreements. They come into force as of the 8 April 2016.

The formal approval represents the final step in the process of creating the agreements.

Getting to this stage was no easy task. It took the hard work and countless hours of your workplace delegates who toughed out some formidable challenges.

Seeing a much deserved wage increase coupled with real measures that create certainty and fairness at work are welcome across QR.

The wage increases including back pay should appear in your pay in the next pay cycle which commences on the 18 April.

This will provide you with a 6% increase, with 3% of it back dated for approximately a year on all earnings, including shift and penalty rates.

I would like underline my thanks to our local workplace delegates. I have seen the passion and determination they brought to the bargaining table. I thank them and encourage you to do the same.

Workplace delegates are the strength of our union – in fact without them we wouldn’t have a union at all.

Unity is Strength

Owen Doogan
RTBU State Secretary,
Queensland Branch