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Corrections: Easter Sunday pay

Posted by Michael Thomas on April 11, 2017

We're coming up to the Easter holiday period and as it stands, Corrections workers could potentially be missing out on holiday entitlements for working on Easter Sunday. This is despite Sunday now being a gazetted public holiday with thousands of other Queensland workers entitled to penalty rates for working that day.


Labour Day in Toowoomba

Posted by Scott Parrington on April 11, 2017

Labour Day 2017 is just a few weeks away and I just wanted to follow up on Alex’s email from last week to give you a bit more information on our Labour Day event in Toowoomba.

Toowoomba’s Labour Day and Family Fun Day is on Saturday 29 April. Labour Day is always a great family day to celebrate being union and enjoy the company of your fellow Together members, I hope you can come along and join us!


Labour Day in Cairns

Posted by Kevin and Deb from the Together Cairns Team on April 11, 2017

As you would have seen last week from Alex's email, our Labour Day event for Cairns has been confirmed for Saturday 29th of April.

We will gather from 3pm at Fogarty Park Soundshell for a family fun day afternoon and assembly for our Labour Day march.


Labour Day in Ipswich

Posted by Lloyd Abbott on April 11, 2017

Labour Day 2017 is just a few weeks away and I just wanted to follow up on Alex’s email from last week to give you a bit more information on our Labour Day event in Ipswich.

Ipswich’s Labour Day and Family Fun Day is on Saturday 29 April. Labour Day is always a great family day to celebrate being union and enjoy the company of your fellow Together members, I hope you can come along and join us!


Together Health News

Posted by Together Queensland on April 7, 2017

Congratulations to all of the EB9 & HPDO members who turned out to recent report back meetings and teleconferences in their workplaces!

Queensland Health has informed us that the consultation period for the EB9 and HPDO agreements is likely to be in late April. An online ballot of all staff covered by EB9 and HPDO agreements will happen in May.


Job security in TAFE

Posted by Together Queensland on April 7, 2017

Recently we surveyed all of our TAFE membership to find how many are casual, temporary or labour hire employees and their experiences at TAFE. 

At the start of this year TAFE Queensland gave us the following snapshot of its workforce, which at the time employed 5127 employees:

  • Temporary services employees - 654
  • Casual services employees - 292
  • Temporary educators - 685
  • Casual educators - 814

Corrections Bullying Report Released: Now time for action.

Posted by Michael Thomas on April 4, 2017

Members have been raising concerns about the culture of bullying that exists right across Corrections for a long time and the report released this afternoon proves those concerns to be justified.


Queensland's children can't wait

Posted by Dee Spink on April 4, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, members were asked if you supported a campaign to change the funding model for Child Safety.

The response was clear, and that’s why today we are launching a petition to the Premier – because Queensland’s children can’t wait.


Mater Admin: A new wage offer

Posted by Together Queensland on April 4, 2017

Your union delegates have received a wage offer from Mater, and they need your feedback.

Last week your union delegates advised you that they were waiting on Mater to outline their positions on wages. At the last meeting, Mater presented the following offer:


Extreme weather in South-East Queensland

Posted by Alex Scott on March 30, 2017

South-east Queensland is currently experiencing extreme weather conditions.

As you are probably aware, south-east Queensland schools have been closed, universities and TAFEs are telling students to stay home and extensive road closures and public transport cancellations are expected this afternoon. The police commissioner, Ian Stewart, is urging businesses and shops to consider closing at lunch time. Public transport is free from 10:00am this morning to help get people home.

Please talk to your employer about their intentions. Some employers will need to keep on skeleton staff, some will be able to let staff leave early but we are urging all employers to put the safety of their staff first. If you need to leave early that should not affect you financially but that is something that we can raise with your employer at a later date.

The Together Brisbane office is closed until further notice. Our ability to respond to emails will be limited during this time. You can check our website or our Facebook page for updates.

Please stay safe and remember – if it's flooded, forget it.


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