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Reduced investment in the engineering workforce in Queensland has led to a situation where professional engineers in DTMR are receiving below market rate pay and conditions.

This is an unsustainable situation which puts the state's road network at risk.

Engineers design, build, operate and maintain the road system that Queensland citizens depend upon. They provide an essential community and economic service. It's important that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

Our members in the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) are campaigning to achieve:

  • restoration of engineer pay and conditions to the market rate;
  • government funding of a real pay increase;
  • provision of incentives and ongoing assistance for attaining and maintaining RPEQ; 
  • implementing a new classification structure for professional engineers;
  • addressing unsustainable workloads;
  • securing fairer and reliable management of leave entitlements; and
  • improvements to career development and progression.

Reported in the Courier Mail - March 28, 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

Key industry body the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers has warned that the shortfall of engineers could lead to a 20 per cent blowout in the flood repair bill because of