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Important Update for Department of Communities Members

Posted by Alex Scott on November 10, 2011

The work done by our members in Communities is essential and helps support Queenslanders in need and their communities.

The union office recently communicated with members in regional locations about the progress of two issues which have been raised by members. In some areas around the state, managers have been refusing reasonable requests to combine work and personal travel as well as knocking back legitimate learning and development opportunities that would previously have been approved.


Stop! It's the police!

Posted by Alex Scott on November 10, 2011

Every day across Queensland public sector workers are dedicated to improving the lives of the people in their communities. One such group of workers are the Queensland police employees, who work hard to keep our community safe and respond effectively when we need them the most. The government has announced that it wants to remove 330 staff from Police - that is 330 fewer people dedicated to keeping our streets safe. It means fewer hardworking staff supporting uniformed police, fewer people devoted to answering the calls when we are in need and fewer people getting on with the job of building more secure communities for our kids.


Mater: Your Claim - Please have your say!

Posted by Alex Scott on November 9, 2011

As you would be aware it is time for Mater members to negotiate with our management about our pay and working conditions for the next three years.


Townsville Members Christmas Function

Posted by Alex Scott on November 7, 2011

Every year in Townsville we hold a function to bring members and delegates together to celebrate our achievements for the year, and to give everyone a chance to catch up with their union friends and colleagues outside the workplace, in a pleasant and sociable setting.  This years function will be held on Friday 9 December (9/12/2011), at Rydges Southbank from 7pm.

QIMR: What could go in a Memorandum of Understanding?

Posted by Alex Scott on November 6, 2011

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


Medical Officers: Have your say on wages and conditions

Posted by Alex Scott on November 5, 2011

2012 is a very important year for the future of Queensland Health - it will be time to work out a new collective agreement to cover terms and conditions of work of Medical Officers.


Ramsay Greenslopes bargaining update

Posted by Alex Scott on November 5, 2011

As Together members in Ramsay Greenslopes would know, The first negotiation meeting for a new enterprise bargaining agreement occurred last Wednesday 26 October.


TMR Update: Wage rise

Posted by Alex Scott on November 2, 2011

Industrial Relations Commission Recommends Interim Pay Increase for TMR EDA7 employees - Backdated to 1 July 2011!

This update for union members follows on from the all-members update earlier this week. Read on for more detailed information about what is happening in regard to your wages and conditions in TMR.


Stop! It's the police!

Posted by Alex Scott on November 1, 2011

Last week I wrote to you about the announcement that 250 jobs, plus 80 new or civilianised positions, would be cut from the Police Service.


Absolutely no more than 3% - Health. Bans must stop

Posted by Alex Scott on October 31, 2011

This afternoon in the Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) Queensland Health and government representatives said that "there is no basis whatsoever that a wage increase greater than 3% (2.5% plus 0.5% of cashable savings) will be offered. Under no circumstances is there any capacity under the Queensland Government wages policy to move beyond 3% - irrespective of cashable savings found."


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