17 year olds in Youth Justice

Posted by Alex Scott on February 12, 2018

Today, Queensland joins the rest of the country in sentencing 17-year-olds as children. This is a great step for Queensland as a society, but for members in Youth Justice & Youth Detention, this comes with challenges.

Wage Rise Calculator – what’s your number?

Posted by Alex Scott on February 6, 2018

What difference would a 2.5% or a 3% or a 3.3% wage increase make to your salary over 3 years in real dollar terms? Find out here.

Right now there is a national conversation about wage growth and what a difference it makes if our annual wage increase doesn’t keep up with the cost of living.

Your wages matter

Posted by Together Queensland on January 29, 2018

Are you willing to talk about your wages with us?

Take a short survey here.

Virgin Australia Bargaining Update

Posted by Billy Colless on January 24, 2018


Your ASU representatives met with management representatives on 24 January 2018. Management advised us that they are abandoning their proposal to cut overtime for part time employees. Part time employees will continue to be eligible for overtime when they work in excess of 8 hours in a day.

Welcome back to Term 1

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 18, 2018

Welcome back to Term 1 of 2018!

This is going to be a huge year for union members as we bargain for our next agreement. This year will determine the percentage wage increase for the next 3 years and we need to be fired up and ready to go!

In Term 1 we’ll be checking in with you all about what you want to ask for as a wage rise – are you ready to challenge the 2.5%? We think we should. If Queensland’s hardest workers (you!) don’t get a reasonable wage rise then we will all go backwards.

There will also be a lot of other issues we want to bargain about – so stay tuned for how you can have your say. Remember – it’s only union members who have a say in bargaining!

The Department of Health has released a business case proposing a functional realignment of services within the Corporate Services Division.

AC Failure at Forensic and Scientific Services, Kessels Road

Posted by Ty Prior on January 16, 2018

We have received feedback from concerned members regarding a catastrophic failure of the air-conditioning systems at the Forensic and Scientific Services (FSS) located at 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, due to the heat staff will be unable to continue work in their usual way.

Final Report – Therapists

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you are still enjoying your break and had a great festive season.

Let’s make 2018 the year of pay parity for therapists!

12 ways Together members won in 2017

Posted by Together Queensland on December 5, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, it's important to reflect on all of the incredible and inspiring things Together members have done. Together has had a big year of wins from new workplace agreements to standing up for what matters in the workplace and community.

Together, we are making our workplaces, communities and lives better!

The facts on the LNP's costings.

Posted by Alex Scott on November 24, 2017

Late on Thursday afternoon, less than 48 hours before election day, the LNP finally released their costings.

The documents are silent about how the LNP plans to reach its goal of $10.8 billion in budget cuts (to reach their so-called "fiscal surplus" measure) in four years. This goal was announced at the very beginning of the election campaign – 30 October. Either they have backflipped on their spending cuts target in the last two days of the campaign, or they are attempting to hide the size of their cuts.

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