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Brisbane libraries staff take industrial action over pay offer

Brisbane City Council library staff are among the council staff taking protected industrial action in response to the council’s 2.5% pay rise offer, reports the Courier Mail.

Services Union secretary Neil Henderson said members wanted a higher pay rise as part of the agreement, which would last until 2020, and a reduction in the use of temporary workers in favour of more permanent staff.

The action, which includes ‘working to rule and refusing to action emails’, began on 19 July. A council spokesperson said the industrial action would have ‘minimal impact’ on library visitors.


Category: Library news