Private Sector News - July 2017

Posted by Together Queensland on June 29, 2017

Welcome to the July Edition of your Union news!

Last month, union members won a 3.3% increase in the minimum and award wages at the Fair Work Commission! If you are proud of your workplace and the work you do, encourage your colleagues to join your union!

Don’t forget: use Together MyPage to change or update your membership details. You can also use Together MyPage to create your union fees tax statement for the 2016/17 financial year. Check your inbox for an email outlining how to use MyPage to retrieve your Together tax statement. Remember union fees are tax deductable. You can like our Facebook page herefollow us on Twitter and on Instagram.

Queensland Health EB9 and HPDO: reminder for your meetings

Posted by Together Health Team on June 27, 2017

This is just a quick reminder that your pay rise and back pay will be paid in tomorrow's pay run.

HPDO & EB9: Congratulations Together members!

Posted by Together Queensland on June 23, 2017

Congratulations to you and your union colleagues!

Next week you will get your hard-fought and won back pay for your new EB Agreement. Thanks to you, the union members who took action and took on Queensland Health, everyone is getting their full back pay on 28 June.

Sunnybank Private Hospital changes

Posted by Billy Colless on June 20, 2017

On Monday 19th June 17, your union received a letter from Sunnybank Private Hospital management advising of proposed changes. Click here to read the letter.

QANTAS Update - June 2017

Posted by Pat, Kim and Billy and your Qantas Team at Together. on June 16, 2017

Over the past week your Together Delegates have been meeting with management on a number of key and important issues.

Your union’s strength with these disputes/meetings is established by your activity in your workplace as union members, if you know a non member – ask them to join with you, because you and your colleagues are stronger together.

ACE - Weekend workers get in touch!

Posted by Megan Denny on June 16, 2017

Last week the Fair Work Commission finished their Annual Wage Review process. Thousands of union members across the country took action by signing petitions, doing surveys and sharing stories on social media to win an increase to the minimum and award wage. 

Budget 2017: Your actions have forced the government to respond!

Posted by Together Queensland on June 14, 2017

Yesterday, the state government handed down the budget for 2017/18. Members from across the public service have been advocating and campaigning for improvements in their service areas and because of your action, the government has responded. While there is still more to do in these campaigns and others, members determination have resulted in wins that will not only improve their workplaces, but also improve the services they provide for Queenslanders.

Well done to members who have secured outcomes!

Proposed changes for Logan Hospital

Posted by Ty Prior on June 13, 2017

I have already spoken with some of you on site at Logan Hospital. As you will be aware management are proposing to make changes with regards to introducing the Digital Hospital project at Logan Hospital and Beaudesert Hospital.

As union members it’s important that you know about these proposals and have a say about what is being proposed. Management have sent us this letter outlining a brief summary of the proposed changes.

$200 million investment in Child Safety

Posted by Together Queensland on June 12, 2017

On Saturday, Minister Fentiman announced a $200 million funding package for Child Safety as part of this year’s state budget.

This will mean almost 300 new positions! Even better, nearly all of these positions are based in Child Safety Service Centres – and each and every position in a CSSC is vital in providing frontline services. The announcement includes higher-level CSSC-based positions to provide better career progression opportunities for Child Safety staff, the establishment of a relief pool for Child Safety Officers, and a roll-out of new phones.

Well done Community Visitors!

Posted by James Douglas on June 6, 2017

Well done to everyone who completed the EB Survey!

There are still a few members who have yet to fill it in, if that is you – here click to have your say.

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