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Yesterday at TMR worksites across Queensland members stopped work for up to 5 hours and held pickets outside key sites to demonstrate to TMR that a 13 month offer, that was less than what was offered to other workers, was not a fair deal.

This was an incredibly successful action that received widespread media coverage - delegates gave great interviews and the message was loud and clear  - you deserve a better deal!

A big congratulations to all members who participated and delegates who coordinated and participated in yesterday's actions - it was a great success!


New negotiations update for QIMR agreement

Posted by Alex Scott on July 30, 2011

The blog on the negotiations for a new collective agreement in QIMR has been updated!  Click here to read the post.


TMR: The very latest update on your agreement

Posted by Alex Scott on July 29, 2011

Following on from the very successful and well-attended lunch time rally last Thursday (21 July 2011) where over 300 workers from Brisbane and the South East met at the Spring Hill Office Complex to rally for a better deal, TMR management called further urgent talks with union representatives.


EB8: The latest news from negotiations!

Posted by Alex Scott on July 28, 2011

We met again with Queensland Health last week on the 20th of July to continue negotiations about our wages and working conditions.


New negotiations update for QIMR agreement

Posted by Alex Scott on July 22, 2011

The blog on the negotiations for a new collective agreement in QIMR has been updated!  Click here to read the post.


TMR: The very latest - update after your action

Posted by Alex Scott on July 22, 2011

This afternoon, following on from the very successful and well-attended lunch time rally yesterday where over 300 workers from Brisbane and the South East met at the Spring Hill Office Complex to rally for a better deal, TMR management have called on further urgent talks with union representatives.


Union delegates have been asked to give feedback on the updated policy for the General Staff Education Assistance Scheme. In order to provide a response to management, we need feedback from members about the proposed policy. You can view the proposed General Staff Education Assistance Scheme below. Members' feedback will be collated and given as our response.

It is really important that all members get to have a say in policies that effect their employment conditions and participate in all consultation processes.  Please send your feedback through to jlb@qpsu.org.au by COB Monday 25 July 2011.

Any questions regarding the policy can also be directed to jlb@qpsu.org.au.

Updated policy for comment

Updated procedures for comment


TMR: Members plan action for better wages and conditions

Posted by Alex Scott on July 18, 2011

Union members are this week planning state-wide activities as part of their campaign to secure better wages and conditions.  The campaign activities for this week will culminate in a lunchtime event outside the Spring Hill Office Complex (SHOC), the department's biggest workplace.


Union delegates and officials have consistently put the position to the government that members should not have to repay money that is an alleged overpayment back to QHealth if they could not get accurate data, or if they were in fact owed money by QHealth.

In further meetings between union representatives and QHealth over the last week the Minister for Health, Geoff Wilson, intervened and has made a new offer with a proposed resolution to some problems regarding the overpayments recovery process.

What has been proposed is that Unions and QHealth sign up to a "Heads of Agreement" document. As union members we need to hear what you think about the proposal so that delegates can let the Minister know what you think.

Your Health Council delegates have considered this proposal and are seeking your views on whether it should be endorsed.

Meetings will be held around the State next week give members a chance to have their voice heard. The following meetings have already been arranged:

Monday 18th July

10.30am QE11 2B conference room
12:00pm (Noon) QHSS Auditorium
1.30pm PAH Auditorium
2.00pm TPCH Education Centre Auditorium

Tuesday 19th July

10.00am Nambour Hospital Auditorium
10.00am Gold Coast Hospital Education Centre room 6 & 7
10.30am Ipswich Hospital Auditorium
12.00pm (Noon) Redlands Hospital conference room 1 & 2

Wednesday 20th July

10.00am Redcliffe Hospital Education Centre Lecture Room 2
12.00pm (Noon) Caboolture Hospital Library reading room
1.30pm Logan Hospital conference room 1A&B

Thursday 21st July

11am Cairns hospital - Childbirth Education Room 2nd floor C Block
1.30pm Royal Brisbane Hospital auditorium

Meetings are also being arranged in the major regional hospitals and the time and place of those meetings will be announced as soon as possible.

For Health centres not listed, if members and delegates would like to hold meetings a copy of the proposed Heads of Agreement and meeting notes can be downloaded here.

Any feedback should be provided by 5pm Thursday, 21 July to health@qpsu.org.au.

We look forward to hearing your views, as a union we will then put the majority decision back to the Minister.

Payroll Heads of Agreement proposal


QIMR: Negotiation Update

Posted by Alex Scott on July 15, 2011

We are stronger together. And we need to be if we are going to get through these negotiations with QIMR and get decent outcomes.


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