Great news: Your hard work and dedication to a fair go has resulted in Queensland Health accepting your proposal to continue your EB8 agreement for 12 months with a 2.5% wage increase.
This proposal is subject to a formal approval process but is fantastic news and means a wage increase taking effect before the end of the year.
Your pay on 16 December this year should include this wage increase with back pay to 1 September 2015.
You and your fellow members continued to place pressure on the Department of Health and the Minister for Health Cameron Dick to deliver a pay increase.
We wrote to the department at the beginning of August seeking a confirmation of the date but it wasn't until thousands of members signed the petition for the Health Minister and many more sent direct communications to the Minister and DG that your employer agreed to deliver.
Your action has made a difference.
The work you do keeps the Queensland Health system running. It should always be valued.
Celebrate and share this news with your colleagues and don't forget to remind your colleagues who aren't members that now is the perfect time for them to join.
Congratulations – we are stronger together!