Police staff job cuts - how low can they go?

Posted by Alex Scott on October 27, 2011

No doubt you will have seen today's media coverage of the decision by the QPS to slash jobs in order to pay for the police officers' pay rise. Many of you will also have been informed at work today of the estimated 250 staff members' jobs that have to go.

HPEB2 Certification and Wage increases

Posted by Alex Scott on October 27, 2011

A negotiation update has been added to the HP Stronger Together web site.

Payroll Officers well deserved win

Posted by Julie Bignell on October 27, 2011

Payroll members have overwhelmingly voted yes (92%) to the Payroll Staff Proposal.

Education: Notification of outcomes of JEMs evaluations

Posted by Alex Scott on October 25, 2011

Together has received a number of emails and calls in relation to members not being notified by the department in a timely manner whether they have been successful or not following their JEMs review.

Communities: Important update for regional Members

Posted by Alex Scott on October 25, 2011

The work done by our members in Communities benefits Queenslanders from all walks of life and some of the most challenging work is done in our regional areas, where members face the tyranny of distance on top of everything else.

Building a stronger union at Ramsay Greenslopes

Posted by Alex Scott on October 25, 2011

Members of your union at Ramsay Greenslopes are coming together to campaign for a new collective agreement that will cover wages and conditions over the next three years.

HP Update - HPEB2, EB8 and More

Posted by Alex Scott on October 20, 2011


Last Thursday over 2500 Dental assistants, pharmacy assistants, medical administrative staff, research officers, dentists, home care workers and ward clerks, just to name a few - converged on Parliament to let the Premier know personally that it is now time to intervene to stop wage cuts and provide the circuit breaker that upholds the dignity and wages of Queensland Health workers who are the backbone of public health services for Queenslanders.

Consultation on transport for eastern suburbs

Posted by Alex Scott on October 20, 2011

One of our Eastern Suburbs members alerted me to proposed changes to Translink services that are now out for consultation. The consultation period ends soon (21 October), so if you have an interest in the frequency of services or the proposed routes I encourage you to go to the website and have you say.

TMR: They'll ask the umpire to give you less than 2.5%

Posted by Alex Scott on October 19, 2011

In previous emails we've talked about the fact that negotiations for your next TMR EDA8 collective agreement reached an impasse so we'd called on Queensland's independent umpire to intervene a begin a process called "arbitration".

Thursday rally for fair wages and a stronger community

Posted by Alex Scott on October 12, 2011

Your union colleagues in Queensland Health have watched negotiations drag on for months. The government are still expecting workers across the state to accept a wage increase that is below the rising cost of living, in effect a real wage cut.

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