Schools ACC report Back

Posted by Together Queensland on September 13, 2016

At the Agency Consultative Committee meeting held last month, Together representatives attended and a number of items were discussed. 

Below is a brief summary of the agenda items.

Any individual member who has concerns about any of these items should contact the union office on 1800 177 244.

UQ: Paid time meeting this Friday 16 September - ESS Proposal – Finance & HR

Posted by Together Queensland on September 12, 2016

We are holding the following meetings this Friday around the current ESS propasal:

HPDO: We're writing the agenda

Posted by PJ - HPDO Delegate on September 9, 2016

Yesterday we had our first negotiation with Queensland Health. While the first negotiation was not very exciting, it was important to set the ground work for the rest of the negotiations.

Term 3 Together

Posted by Together Queensland on September 8, 2016

It was great to see so many proud union members celebrating School Support Staff Recognition Week this past week.

Congratulations! And thank you for everything you do!

Review of School Support Staff Allocation – New Classifications and Resources 2017

Any day now we’ll have the new staffing calculator for 2017 and a 'Frequently Asked Questions' document released by the Department that outline how the upgrades for members will work in 2017. Yay!

EB9: Building power

Posted by Together Queensland on September 8, 2016

EB9: Stand Up for Health WorkersRight now we are in the nitty gritty of negotiations and Queensland Health is still dragging the chain. It’s frustrating that we were due a pay-rise and new agreement last week and we still have no concrete positions or offers from QH.

QH representatives have even started back-tracking on issues that they were supportive of a couple of weeks ago like the business planning framework. This was going to help us with better consultation and workload management.

TAFE update

Posted by Together Queensland on September 6, 2016

There is so much happening for our members working in TAFE Queensland and it’s not all that bad!

Child Safety: Your workload and Child Protection Week

Posted by Together Queensland on September 6, 2016

It’s Child Protection Week and it’s time for us to celebrate the amazing job we do as Child Safety staff. As you know there has been a lot of negative press about our work lately. We know that this does not show the full picture of dedicated caseworkers and overwhelming caseloads.

We want you to take some time for yourselves this week to reflect on the great work you do as Child Safety staff. You can download and print the Together Child Protection Week ‘Safety In Numbers’ poster to put up in your workplace here.

HPDO: Meeting with Queensland Health

Posted by Paul - HPDO delegate on September 1, 2016

I’m Paul and I am an Environmental Health Officer from Rockhampton. I’m also one of many proud Together delegates that represent you on the negotiating committee for our new collective agreement. Like you, we work as health practitioners and dental officers in Queensland Health.

This afternoon, we will be meeting with Queensland Health to start discussions about our agreement.

As a follow-up to yesterday's news we are seeking an urgent meeting with the Corrections Minister, Bill Byrne.

Members have a difficult job to do in adult prisons. They are sometimes required to carry out procedures that are designed to manage dangerous behaviours and keep themselves, and prisoners, safe.

EB9: Expiry today

Posted by Together Queensland on August 31, 2016

Today the agreement that governs our wages and working conditions expires.

We had hoped to be considering a new offer by now. There is a lot of frustration in our workplaces about this and that’s why it's so important that today so many of us are standing up today and saying "time's up!" to Queensland Health.

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