Protective service member updates and OST Training dispute.

Posted by James Douglas on July 20, 2017

It has been over ten months since SGPSS transitioned to QPS to form the Protective Services. During this time, changes to the service are still ongoing under our new QPS management. Your union delegates and organisers are working diligently to make sure you as members of the Together Union are dealt with fairly by management during this remodelling of the service, and to ensure union members have a say in your workplace and the operations of the service.

Youth Detention workers win 100% Workcover

Posted by James Douglas on July 14, 2017

When Together members lobby for change, we win. Great campaign work from members means Youth Detention workers have won 100% WorkCover payments - an important workplace improvement.

Union wins in Youth Justice

Posted by James Douglas on July 14, 2017

When Together members lobby for changes, we win. Great campaign work from members have won 100% WorkCover payments, and fixes to the ongoing underpayment of some Youth Workers in Youth Justice - two important improvements to your conditions.

Health: Breakthrough for temporary staff

Posted by Together Queensland on July 13, 2017

Last year Together members campaigned for better job security and rights for temporary employees. Because of your campaign you now have access to a new government directive that makes this real.

The new Temporary Employment Directive came into effect on 1 July. This is a direct result of the action you took as part of your bargaining campaigns. Union members are making a real difference!

Mater admin: Your agreement has been approved!

Posted by Together Queensland on July 12, 2017

Congratulations! Yesterday the Fair Work Commission approved your Administration Services Enterprise Agreement.

Your agreement goes a long way to ensuring that all staff at Mater have equality in wages. As a union member, you have improved your conditions at work for all staff.

Healthscope votes YES!

Posted by Private Health team on July 6, 2017

Congratulations! As you will have seen the ballot results for your new agreement show it has been endorsed across Healthscope.

This outcome has secured a pay rise and improved conditions for all staff at Healthscope. Everyone will receive a 2.5% wage increase in July 2017, July 2018 and July 2019.

Consequences for prisoners who assault staff

Posted by Michael Thomas on July 5, 2017

Your delegates, along with Secretary Alex Scott and Director Michael Thomas from the union office, have met with Minister Mark Ryan on a number of occasions over the issue of overcrowding and resulting rises in assaults and incidents. At one of the first meetings we discussed the fact the tools that you once had available to manage prisoner behaviour – breaches, DUs etc - simply don't work anymore and that there was no effective penalty for a prisoner assaulting a Custodial Officer.

SLQ restructure - have your say

Posted by Dee Spink on July 4, 2017

Yesterday, your delegates and I met with the State Librarian and other representatives in another extraordinary agency consultative committee meeting to discuss the proposed restructure and provide some initial feedback.

Digital Hospital at Logan project: Rec leave update

Posted by Ty Prior on July 4, 2017

I wrote to you mid-June that management are proposing to make changes with regards to introducing the Digital Hospital project at Logan Hospital and Beaudesert Hospital. Click here to read the original email.

Breakthrough for Temporary Staff

Posted by Alex Scott on July 3, 2017

logo_250_90_purp_letters.pngTogether members have been campaigning to secure better rights to employment security. As of 1 July a new Temporary Employment Directive is in effect for long-term temporary public servants.

Last year we worked to put pressure on politicians to improve employment security and protect the rights of temporary workers. This new directive is a result of that campaign.

You can see the new directive here. You can also read a Together fact sheet about the directive here.

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