An update for St Vincent members

Posted by Billy Colless on August 21, 2017

Your St Vincent's Health Australia (Private Hospitals) Queensland Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2017 is still sitting with the Fair Work Commission while they check whether the new agreement passes the "Better Off Overall" Test (BOOT). 

Flexible Work Arrangements at Qantas

Posted by Billy Colless on August 21, 2017

Recently you would have received an email from Qantas outlining the process for applying for a Flexible Work Arrangement has started.

It’s important to recognise that your union has secured changes in your ASU EB 11 – Side letters that secures the FWA process to be fairer and more supportive of our members seeking to apply. Qantas must consider and respond to all requests made by staff for a FWA. - You can see the side letters here.

Update on your QML agreement

Posted by Billy Colless on August 21, 2017

By now you should have your pay increase. This is cause for celebration! Your pay increase has been delivered thanks to your delegates securing a commitment from QML management that the pay increase would be applied following a successful 'yes' ballot result. Well done to everyone who has been involved in campaigning for a new agreement!

Corrections: Is part time work for your benefit?

Posted by Together Queensland on August 14, 2017

Is your part time work for your benefit?

According to the Public Service Commission, flexible hours such as part time work "support employees in meeting demands of family, personal or community responsibilities”, part-time employees have "predictable hours of work each week, month, or year, but fewer than full-time".

James Cook University Bargaining Update - August 2017

Posted by Together Universities team on August 11, 2017

After three days of Bargaining this week in a final push to try and conclude negotiations, your union negotiators John Newitt (Delegate) and Irene Monro (Assistant Secretary) have made some significant progress on some key matters, but unfortunately have not reached agreement on other issues of importance.

Election nominations now open

Posted by Together Queensland on August 11, 2017

Nominations are now open for a number of currently vacant positions on Together Branch Conference. The elections for these positions will be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission. Those delegates who are already elected to Together Branch Conference remain on Branch Conference and do not need to re-nominate.

Nominations will be open until 1 September 2017. 

Ramsay members - Negotiations for your new agreement have started

Posted by Billy Colless on August 10, 2017

This week negotiations for your new Health Practitioner Agreement started.

Ramsay Management met with your union delegates and advised your union they wish to change the following in your agreement:

Bargaining at QIMR

Posted by Peter Cattach on August 8, 2017

Bargaining for your new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) at QIMR commenced today. This is your opportunity to improve your pay and conditions, so it's important you are part of this process.

Your Union Mail - August 2017

Posted by Private Sector Team on August 8, 2017

This month, your national union has released a comprehensive report into superannuation and retirement. Women are retiring with 47% less super than men. Check out the super story below for more. 

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. Remember union fees are tax deductible. You can like the Together Facebook page herefollow us on Twitter and on Instagram.

Your delegates have been concerned to hear that the rollout of body cameras by Queensland Corrective Services has not taken place according to what everyone agreed was best practice – cameras mounted on vests. This is despite all the evidence from the trial making clear the advantages of mounting the cameras on vests.

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