Redland City Council staff will get a 3.7per cent wage rise, effective from July 1.
Staff voted for the wage increase at a ballot held in council offices on Tuesday last week.
The ballot was open to all white collar (indoor) council staff with 372 out of 402 employees voting to accept a council proposal to extend the Officers Certified Agreement EBA.
The proposal is for a 3.7 per cent wage increase, or a rise of $35 per week, whichever is the greater, and to keep all existing terms and conditions.
Where the 3.7 per cent increase is less than $35 a week, staff will receive $35.
The council put out its proposed offer this year and, in accordance with industrial legislation, if a valid majority of staff accept the proposal, the agreement is made.
“This is a great outcome for our members at RCC,” a union newsletter claimed this week.
“The union will now liaise with RCC management for the formal certification of the agreement in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
“Your new wage increase will be effective from July 1, 2012,” it said.
A union official said the pay rise was in line with local government standards.
Sunshine Coast and Ipswich council staff will get 3.8per cent wage rises; Logan 3.7per cent and Scenic Rim staff 3.5 per cent.