Welcome back to Term 1

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 18, 2018

Welcome back to Term 1 of 2018!

This is going to be a huge year for union members as we bargain for our next agreement. This year will determine the percentage wage increase for the next 3 years and we need to be fired up and ready to go!

In Term 1 we’ll be checking in with you all about what you want to ask for as a wage rise – are you ready to challenge the 2.5%? We think we should. If Queensland’s hardest workers (you!) don’t get a reasonable wage rise then we will all go backwards.

There will also be a lot of other issues we want to bargain about – so stay tuned for how you can have your say. Remember – it’s only union members who have a say in bargaining!

AC Failure at Forensic and Scientific Services, Kessels Road

Posted by Ty Prior on January 16, 2018

We have received feedback from concerned members regarding a catastrophic failure of the air-conditioning systems at the Forensic and Scientific Services (FSS) located at 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, due to the heat staff will be unable to continue work in their usual way.

Final Report – Therapists

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you are still enjoying your break and had a great festive season.

Let’s make 2018 the year of pay parity for therapists!

12 ways Together members won in 2017

Posted by Together Queensland on December 5, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, it's important to reflect on all of the incredible and inspiring things Together members have done. Together has had a big year of wins from new workplace agreements to standing up for what matters in the workplace and community.

Together, we are making our workplaces, communities and lives better!

The facts on the LNP's costings.

Posted by Alex Scott on November 24, 2017

Late on Thursday afternoon, less than 48 hours before election day, the LNP finally released their costings.

The documents are silent about how the LNP plans to reach its goal of $10.8 billion in budget cuts (to reach their so-called "fiscal surplus" measure) in four years. This goal was announced at the very beginning of the election campaign – 30 October. Either they have backflipped on their spending cuts target in the last two days of the campaign, or they are attempting to hide the size of their cuts.

Digital Hospital Implementation - QEII Jubilee Hospital

Posted by Ty Prior on November 21, 2017

I last wrote to you regarding the Digital Hospital project throughout Metro South Health, particularly QEII Hospital in September this year. The Go-Live date is currently scheduled for June 2018.

A win for equality!

Posted by Alex Scott on November 15, 2017

Great news! The majority of Australians have voted YES for marriage equality. Now our politicians should get on with their jobs and enshrine marriage equality in law.

Cuts to our services

Posted by Alex Scott on November 13, 2017

If Tim Nicholls and the LNP win the next Queensland election they will make around $11.6 billion worth of cuts to the budget. But they won't say where the cuts will fall.

These cuts would go further than the cuts made by LNP when they were last in government in 2012-2015.

In their policies the LNP are using an ideological definition of "budget deficit" that will give them more opportunity to make cuts to public sector jobs and services.

Union News: November

Posted by Alex Scott on November 7, 2017

Welcome to November and this month's edition of Union News!

Read on for news from around our union!

Your rights at work are at risk in Queensland. This election, make sure you are voting to support your rights at work.

The LNP under Campbell Newman and Tim Nicholls cut public services and jobs. They also attacked public sector workers at the workplace.

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