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Re Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019

 

[2019] QIRC 190

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION: 

In the making of the Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019 [2019] QIRC 190

 

PARTIES: 

Townsville City Council

and

The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees

and

Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees' Union Queensland, Union of Employees

and

Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees

and

Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland

and

The Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland

 

CASE NO:

CB/2019/116

 

PROCEEDING:

Application for certification of an agreement

 

DELIVERED ON:

11 December 2019

 

HEARING DATE:

11 December 2019

 

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

 

MEMBER:

McLennan IC

 

ORDER:

  1. The Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019 is certified.
 

CATCHWORDS:

INDUSTRIAL LAW – COLLECTIVE BARGAINING – Application for certification of an agreement – Requirements for certification – Agreement certified

 

LEGISLATION:

Industrial Relations Act 2016

 

APPEARANCES:

Ms. S. Coburn for the Townsville City Council

Mr. D. Cutler for Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees

 

Reasons for Decision

  1. [1]
    The Townsville City Council has made an application to certify an agreement pursuant to s 189 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 ("the Act"). As required by s 189(3) of the Act, the application was made within 21 days of the date on which the agreement was signed.
  1. [2]
    This agreement is made between the Townsville City Council and: The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees, and the Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees' Union Queensland, Union of Employees, and Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees, and the Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland, and The Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland.
  1. [3]
    The Commission is satisfied that all parties have agreed on the terms of the agreement, which were approved by a valid majority of relevant employees in a properly conducted ballot. The application for certification was made within a reasonable time after the proposed agreement was approved.
  1. [4]
    The agreement shall apply to persons employed by Townsville City Council employed under the terms of Division 2, Section 1 of the Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award 2017, excluding Executive Officers and Senior Officers as defined.
  1. [5]
    In certifying the agreement, the Commission has regard to the submissions of the parties and the affidavit of Mr. Michael Anthony Chiodo, Chief Executive Officer of Townsville City Council, sworn 6 November 2019.
  1. [6]
    The Commission determines that each relevant requirement under sub-div 2 of div 2 of pt 5 of the Act has been satisfied. Further, there is nothing in the agreement which would require the Commission to refuse to grant the application under sub-div 3 of div 2 of pt 5 of the Act.
  1. [7]
    The agreement operates from the day it is certified, namely 11 December 2019 and, although the nominal expiry date of the agreement is 30 November 2021, it continues to operate until it is terminated under s 227 or s 228 of the Act. 
  1. [8]
    The application to certify the Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019 is granted.
  1. [9]
    I make the following order:
  1. The Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019 is certified.
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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    In the making of the Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Re Townsville City Council (Queensland Local Government Officers) Certified Agreement 2019

  • MNC:

    [2019] QIRC 190

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    McLennan IC

  • Date:

    11 Dec 2019

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