UMail Health Edition - January 2012

Posted by Alex Scott on January 27, 2012

In this update for members of Together in Health: Restructure of Queensland Health | Bank payroll error | HP Reviews | EB8 employer ballot | National Health Reform Transition Award

Protect jobs, don't cut them

Posted by Alex Scott on January 25, 2012

In its Mid-Year Financial Review the state government announced that it was extending the Voluntary Separations Program (VSP) to include another 1,500 positions.

Senior Payroll Specialist Progression update

Posted by Alex Scott on January 10, 2012

The working group has put together a Senior Payroll Specialist Progression document to be used as the basis for our negotiations with Queensland Health.  This document includes the Senior Payroll Specialist Position Description as well as the criteria and evidence for progression to AO4.  This document is not the final outcome but will be used as a starting point for discussions with the Department.  This is your chance to have a say in whether you support the proposed document as a starting point for moving forward.

At the latest compulsory conference in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) on 22 December three matters were discussed

The state government should talk to its workers before making rash decisions, like the wholesale restructure of Queensland Health.

Important Update for Department of Communities Members

Posted by Alex Scott on December 22, 2011

2011 has been a massive year for the Department of Communities, and the value of the work done by all our Communities members has been proven time and time again this year!

Growing Stronger Health Check process

Posted by Alex Scott on December 22, 2011

Thank you to all the delegates and members who have recently contributed feedback to the Department's 'Health Check' process into the Growing Stronger reforms in Disability Services.

South East Region Consultative Committees

Posted by Alex Scott on December 22, 2011

The South East Region executive team have proposed a review of the way Local Consultative Committees & the Regional Consultative Committee function within the region.

CCSQ Workload Review

Posted by Alex Scott on December 22, 2011

Members working in Community Capacity and Service Quality have been raising workload concerns for many years. As a result, a long term joint union-management Enterprise Bargaining Project has been carried out in recent years to work on resolving these issues.

Extension of Secondments and Inappropriate Advice from Managers

Posted by Alex Scott on December 22, 2011

Recently there have been some issues with advice being provided to employees who are coming to the end of an approved secondment period and are exploring their options to extend that secondment arrangement.  Essentially, members have reported that some managers are advising that they should consider resigning from the Department and are not open to considering any other avenue to continue their seconded arrangement.

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