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Council lifeguards, majority choose SLSQ

Life Saving FlagThe majority of Sunshine Coast Lifeguards have chosen to transition to Surf Life Saving Queensland – the new provider of beach safety services on the Sunshine Coast from 29 October 2012.
While the paperwork is still being collated, already 70% of rostered staff have elected to transition to SLSQ.
Council currently employs 18 permanent full-time, 9 permanent part-time and about 70 casual lifeguards across 26 beaches.
Of the 70% transitioning, 14 are permanent full time and 7 are permanent part time staff.
SLSQ will continue to recruit to the service to bolster its already extensive pool of paid, professional casual lifeguards and ensure that beach goers receive at least the same level of service as they currently enjoy when visiting patrolled beaches on the Sunshine Coast.
Other community benefits include:

Council staff that have chosen to transition to SLSQ will also benefit with:

Council lifeguards that have chosen not to transition to SLSQ will now become part of Council’s redeployment pool as outlined in, and in accordance with ,Sunshine Coast Council’s Certified Agreement.
Casual employees will be offered work as required during the 13 week redeployment period.
There is no guarantee of ongoing employment tenure after the redeployment period of 13 weeks is completed.