Last week we had another negotiation meeting with Queensland Health.
At this meeting the Queensland Health representatives announced that they now do not believe the government will back pay HPs and DOs to 17 October 2014 - which is the date you are due a wage rise.
This is a backflip on their position from 3 months ago and a breach of trust.
Instead they were suggesting a wage increase might only be backdated to 10 December 2014.
We need to take a stand now on wages.
Your delegates have decided on a three-stage action plan to make that happen. The plan is:
- Sign the wages petition to the Minister if you haven’t already;
- Contact your local Together delegates and organiser to plan a lunchtime or morning protest event;
- Make contact with MPs. We'll be in touch with a contact kit for MPs so you can ask them to call on the Health Minister to deliver fair wages now and not rob you of two months' back pay.
As soon as we have confirmed protest locations and times we'll let you know locally.
Congratulations on your ongoing commitment to a better deal. With this action plan we can make sure it happens sooner rather than later.
Remember to share this communication with your colleagues and ask anyone who is not yet in the union to join today.