On the 30th of September, your current Enterprise Bargaining Agreement expires. Union delegates will soon be engaging in negotiations for the next agreement. Now is the time for members to have a say about what issues are important to you in your workplace.

Medical officers agreement

Posted by Alex Scott on June 23, 2012

All RMOs and SMOs must now be aware that QH has made an offer to its employee doctors that seriously erodes their pay and conditions and has the potential to create the perfect environment for a "Bundaberg 2". The government is not likely to shift from this offer without a very significant groundswell of opposition to it

This is a terrible offer

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on June 22, 2012

This week the government presented your negotiators with an offer to strip-mine your conditions. The offer freezes increments, meaning that someone who is now an AO3-1 would be $5000 worse off at the end of the agreement. This isn't an offer, it's a ransom demand. It's time to fight back.

SunWater EBA Negotiations update

Posted by Alex Scott on June 18, 2012

On the 12 and 13 June Together representatives along with a number of other unions and bargaining representatives met with SunWater management and with a Public Service Commission representative where the following was discussed:

Last week was a huge week - this email is longer than those I have been sending you to date, however there are 3 parts and I hope you understand that the material requires a bit of explanation.

SunWater management communication from 14 June

Posted by Alex Scott on June 18, 2012

The below text includes offers sent by SunWater management to staff on 14 June. The comments in red are responses from Together representatives.

If you have any questions in relation to this text, please email

UMail for members in Health

Posted by Alex Scott on June 15, 2012

Restructure of Queensland Health's Corporate Areas | All Queensland Health jobs matter | Townsville EMP dispute | DCHO dispute | Shift Workers Projected rosters | Overpayments | National Health Reforms | Payroll Staff Update | EHealth

DEWS Members Update

Posted by Alex Scott on June 15, 2012

Dialogue has commenced between the department and our Union regarding the recently announced restructure program within the department including consultation about the transition of Queensland Water Commission staff into the department. Together Secretary Alex Scott and DEWS Council delegate Tony Collins met with the Director-General and other senior management representatives Wednesday to discuss the transition and the restructure generally.

Transport and Main Roads Arbitration update

Posted by Alex Scott on June 14, 2012

A number of TMR members have contacted the union office seeking an update on the Arbitration that is taking place relating to their next agreement.  The following information is the position as it currently stands.

Help to build support for a better public service

Posted by Alex Scott on June 14, 2012

Yesterday I met with Premier Campbell Newman who has agreed to have his departmental officers consider the 9 point plan for a better public service. But we need to keep the pressure up to make sure they do.

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