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Posted by Together Queensland on April 7, 2017

Congratulations to all of the EB9 & HPDO members who turned out to recent report back meetings and teleconferences in their workplaces!

Queensland Health has informed us that the consultation period for the EB9 and HPDO agreements is likely to be in late April. An online ballot of all staff covered by EB9 and HPDO agreements will happen in May.


Job security in TAFE

Posted by Together Queensland on April 7, 2017

Recently we surveyed all of our TAFE membership to find how many are casual, temporary or labour hire employees and their experiences at TAFE. 

At the start of this year TAFE Queensland gave us the following snapshot of its workforce, which at the time employed 5127 employees:

  • Temporary services employees - 654
  • Casual services employees - 292
  • Temporary educators - 685
  • Casual educators - 814

Corrections Bullying Report Released: Now time for action.

Posted by Michael Thomas on April 4, 2017

Members have been raising concerns about the culture of bullying that exists right across Corrections for a long time and the report released this afternoon proves those concerns to be justified.


Queensland's children can't wait

Posted by Dee Spink on April 4, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, members were asked if you supported a campaign to change the funding model for Child Safety.

The response was clear, and that’s why today we are launching a petition to the Premier – because Queensland’s children can’t wait.


Mater Admin: A new wage offer

Posted by Together Queensland on April 4, 2017

Your union delegates have received a wage offer from Mater, and they need your feedback.

Last week your union delegates advised you that they were waiting on Mater to outline their positions on wages. At the last meeting, Mater presented the following offer:


Extreme weather in South-East Queensland

Posted by Alex Scott on March 30, 2017

South-east Queensland is currently experiencing extreme weather conditions.

As you are probably aware, south-east Queensland schools have been closed, universities and TAFEs are telling students to stay home and extensive road closures and public transport cancellations are expected this afternoon. The police commissioner, Ian Stewart, is urging businesses and shops to consider closing at lunch time. Public transport is free from 10:00am this morning to help get people home.

Please talk to your employer about their intentions. Some employers will need to keep on skeleton staff, some will be able to let staff leave early but we are urging all employers to put the safety of their staff first. If you need to leave early that should not affect you financially but that is something that we can raise with your employer at a later date.

The Together Brisbane office is closed until further notice. Our ability to respond to emails will be limited during this time. You can check our website or our Facebook page for updates.

Please stay safe and remember – if it's flooded, forget it.


Dnata EB Update

Posted by Together Queensland on March 28, 2017

On Thursday 23 March 2017 the ASU and TWU held a further meeting with dnata management about the new company (AHSA) as well as your current EBA's. 


Your safety during Cyclone Debbie

Posted by Alex Scott on March 27, 2017

If you are in the path of Cyclone Debbie please stay safe and follow all advice from government and emergency services.


Transurban Queensland - Notification of Consultation

Posted by Together Queensland on March 24, 2017

On Monday the 20th of March your union received correspondence from Transurban regarding organisational change. 


Changes are happening at CPL

Posted by Together Queensland on March 24, 2017

On Monday 20th of March at 11.30am, your union received correspondence from CPL regarding a restructure in the (Metro North, Moreton & Sunshine Coast), affecting two part-time positions, one full-time position, and six casual positions. See letter here.


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