Posted by Together Queensland on October 19, 2016
What a couple of weeks it’s been! From Cairns, to Emerald and right down to the Gold Coast, we saw hundreds and hundreds of members stand up and demand better from Queensland Health.
Congratulations everyone – your meetings demonstrated that we are stronger together. Look at what you were able to achieve together.
Posted by Alex Scott on October 19, 2016
Our campaign to secure stronger employment security is gaining momentum by the day.
Posted by HPDO Delegates on October 18, 2016
On Sunday the agreement that governs our wages and working conditions expired.
We had hoped that we would be considering a new offer by now or at least have discussed all of the important issues in negotiations.
On Wednesday, we will be providing QH with all of the information they have asked for and demanding that QH makes an offer sooner or later. We want to make sure that we all have time to consider the offer and make a good decision.
Posted by Together Queensland on October 18, 2016
On Thursday we emailed you to say that the status quo would remain in place in terms of staffing numbers within eHealth until we can resolve our dispute about management refusing to fill vacancies as required by your industrial agreement.
Yesterday there was some confusion about what maintaining the “status quo” means and I understand that members have been concerned about the content of emails they have received from management.
Posted by HPDO Delegates on October 14, 2016
We met with Queensland Health again on Wednesday. We discussed a range of things including access to further training for oral health therapists, progression, staff mental health and safe work environments. You can see some notes of discussions here.
Once again QH wanted further information and research to consider our claims. They wanted to know how providing training for oral health members would benefit QH and provide better services.
At our delegates committee meeting yesterday we have resolved to send all the information QH has requested by early next week to continue to demonstrate that we are ready, willing and able to settle these issues. But QH really needs to get us some answers too.
Posted by Vivienne Doogan on October 14, 2016
It was a great week for our campaign for permanency rights for temporary, long-term higher duties and contract employees!
Posted by Allison Finley-Bissett on October 13, 2016
Today at 9:30am we were scheduled for a compulsory conference in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) about the failure to fill permanent positions in eHealth (which has resulted in ongoing temporary and higher duties contracts and insecure employment for members). As you know, under our certified agreement all permanently funded positions should be filled permanently (3 days for base grade positions and 14 days for positions other than base grade) - see section 4.2 J of the agreement.
Posted by Kayleen Dwyer on October 12, 2016
Hope your first week back of term 4 went well. Last week we had the SOO teleconference with a number of SOOs dialling in.
- Topics of discussion included the ability of SOOs to progress to from OO3 to OO4
- Moving from the operational to technical stream
- Training for SOOs
- Great outcomes for individual member on receiving back pay and permanency
Posted by EB9 Delegate on October 12, 2016
I am not someone who expects too much but I do expect a fair process for our negotiations about wages and conditions. I want QH to understand that 2.5% and nothing else is just not good enough when some of my colleagues don’t have secure jobs and we are all overworked.
QH’s offer is more than disappointing; it is insulting! That’s why we rejected it and why hundreds of members across the state have been turning up to their local meetings.
Posted by Alex Scott on October 10, 2016
This is a big week in our campaign to improve job security and permanency for public sector employees. There are two things you can do this week.