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.
Posted by HPDO Delegates on October 7, 2016
We met with Queensland Health yesterday and it went well. You can see the notes here.
We didn’t have any major breakthroughs yesterday. Having discussed the claims on the agenda this week, QH asked us for some further clarification and informed us they would have to follow up on our allowance claims after our comprehensive explanations.
Posted by EB9 Delegates on October 6, 2016
We met with Queensland Health again this morning.QH had scheduled the meeting to last for 3 hours but brought nothing new to the table!
Despite all unions being adamant that the offer we received two weeks ago was insufficient there was no new movement from QH.
Posted by Lynette - EB9 Delegate on October 4, 2016
We wrote back to the Director General on Friday, a week after he had sent us the “offer” for our wages and conditions.
We had gone back to negotiations twice last week but we weren’t advised of any further reasons why QH ignored the important things we’d talked about like training, job security and consultation in their offer.
Posted by Kate Flanders on October 4, 2016
I hope you all had a great September break.
During the break we have been pursuing the opportunity to meet with DET and start a conversation about pay equity with Health Practitioners (HPs) working in Queensland Health.
Posted by Together Queensland on September 30, 2016
Yesterday we met with Queensland Health representatives and made some positive steps forward.
We discussed the increasing use of temporary employment across the health service.
With the Cairns HHS board overrunning their budget by $80 million, we got an acknowledgement from QH representatives that it is important for QH to strengthen their authority over the HHSs to support appropriate consultation and make sure that the right processes were being followed.
Posted by EB9 Delegates on September 27, 2016
Last night we had an emergency Steering Committee meeting to discuss the “offer” from Queensland Health that Alex emailed about yesterday.
Delegates voted unanimously to the reject the offer and communicate this to Queensland Health negotiators today.