Posted by Julie Bignell on September 23, 2011
Your Delegates yesterday met with representatives of the Premier's Department and Health Department after the Premier's agreement to intervene in the current classification dispute. In attendance were both Director-Generals, and a number of other senior staff, alongside 14 Delegates from across the state, and Assistant General Secretary of Together, Julie Bignell.
Posted by Alex Scott on September 21, 2011
Negotiators met today with QHealth representatives, despite a last minute suggestion by QH that there was no need to meet because they didn't have anything to talk about. As members would expect, we insisted the meeting go ahead, because we have plenty to talk about!
Posted by Alex Scott on September 17, 2011
Your union's delegates are continuing their work with QIMR management to get a new agreement formed that reflects the aspirations of the people who work at QIMR.
Posted by Julie Bignell on September 15, 2011
Please read on for the latest update regarding payroll specific negotiations with Queensland Health.
Posted by Alex Scott on September 15, 2011
Your workplace union delegates have been busy in the early stages of negotiations for your new collective agreement that will set your wages and conditions for the next three years.
Posted by Alex Scott on September 11, 2011
There’s been plenty of commentary and talk about the ten-year anniversary of the terrible events of September 11, 2001.
Posted by Alex Scott on September 10, 2011
The blog on the negotiations for a new collective agreement in QIMR has been updated! Click here to read the post.
Posted by Alex Scott on September 6, 2011
Workers in Queensland Health are vital to our community, and that's why it's great to see so many people signing up to make working lives better in Queensland Health.
Posted by Alex Scott on September 2, 2011
Posted by Alex Scott on September 1, 2011
Across South-East Queensland, in Maryborough and Cairns yesterday EB8 members met together and showed the enormous strength you have in rejecting cuts to your wages and conditions. Congratulations to all members who participated in these activities!! There are some photos of the action at our website - www.healtheb8.org.au.
Over 700 members across the state were involved and media outlets ran positive stories about your campaign for a fair deal.
Delegates moved the following motion at the rallies yesterday -
"This meeting of union members, calls upon Qld Health to immediately withdraw all threats and attacks on our rights and entitlements and also agree to maintain, as a minimum, existing award and EB7 conditions, the strengthening of collective agreement rights for employment security, non-contracting out of jobs performed in Queensland Health and a decent pay increase as a minimum base for this round of bargaining.
Further unless this commitment is made by Close of Business 7 September 2011 union members will exercise their legal rights to take protected industrial action and collective activities to get the respect and recognition we deserve"
This is a great sign in ensuring that as a union group we have the strength to force Queensland Health to listen to you and show you the respect you deserve.
Your EB7 agreement expired yesterday and as meetings continue across the state in the next week more members will join in this call for real action and respect for the important work you do in looking after our Queensland community every day.
Now is the time to get everyone involved in the campaign - we are stronger together. We need to continue to stand together to win!
If you know someone who is not yet a member ask them to join you and join our union - www.together.org.au/join.
An update on how negotiations went yesterday will come out tomorrow - stay tuned!
PS: If you have any more photos of actions in your area yesterday send them through to email@example.com - you made a big difference yesterday and the images of everyone standing strong together help remind management that we won't take a backwards step!