Agreement was reached on substantive issues including identical core conditions for the recently negotiated Train Crew and Transport Operators EA:
A small number of other matters remain unresolved between the Company and rail unions in relation to this agreement.
However Aurizon now intends to conduct a formal ballot with employees.
State-wide employee briefing sessions on both the Train Crew and Transport Operators EA and the Construction and Maintenance EA are commencing this week with formal ballots to be held in July.
Pending a positive vote, both agreements would then be lodged with the Fair Work Commission, seeking implementation in August.
Approximately 1,800 employees in Queensland are covered by the Construction and Maintenance EA and 1,700 by the Train Crew and Transport Operators EA.