James Cook University Bargaining Update – 30 AUG 2017

Posted by Irene Monro on August 31, 2017

Another bargaining meeting this week between JCU management and unions resulted in a disappointing outcome with no final agreement able to be reached between the parties.

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Community Visitors: Next steps to start negotiations

Posted by Together Queensland on August 30, 2017

Community Visitor union members are continuing preparations for the start of negotiations for your wages and conditions through enterprise bargaining. 

To start that process we need to finalise the Industrial Award that applies to Community Visitors, and get your feedback on your draft log of claims which when finalised will be sent to the employer for negotiation.

QML: Undertakings have been made

Posted by Together Private Sector team on August 25, 2017

On Tuesday, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) had yet again been in contact with QML to seek undertakings with regards to the certification of your agreement.

Digital Hospital update – Your feedback requested

Posted by Together Health Team on August 23, 2017

Early in July I wrote to you to say that management are proposing changes to introduce the Digital Hospital project at Logan Hospital and Beaudesert Hospital. Since my last email things have progressed and the new Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre (Gundu Pa) is also included.

Equality is union business

Posted by Alex Scott on August 23, 2017

As union members, we have a vision for a just and fair society. A society where all jobs are decent, safe and well-paying, where communities have access to quality public services and where everyone is equal.

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.

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