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Campbell Newman is changing his tune

Posted by Alex Scott on October 31, 2014

For over two years Campbell Newman has been opposing public servants getting a fair par rise.

For over two years Campbell Newman has been lying about public service pay.

Yesterday, he again lied to Parliament about public service pay increases but this time was different.

This time he changed his message.

Did Campbell Newman mislead Parliament on your pay?

Posted by Alex Scott on October 31, 2014

Because of you, Campbell Newman has been forced to come back and talk about fair pay and inflation. 

But sadly that doesn't mean he has stopped lying to you - and this time - to the Parliament of Queensland... 

Over the last few years you have continued to tell us how his broken promise on fair pay has ripped money out of your family budget, and has ripped money from your local community.

We must act now before it's too late

Posted by Together Queensland on October 30, 2014

Breaking news

At the end of a six hour HP and DO negotiation meeting yesterday Queensland Health announced that it considers that negotiations have broken down and that they needed to apply to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission for assistance.

Too close to call

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on October 30, 2014

What you do matters, whether it's the work that you do every day and the contribution you make to the lives of the people around you or the opportunity we all have over the coming weeks and months to change Queensland. 

Now is the time to try new things, and to get out there, because the fight we're all part of -- a fight for a better Queensland -- is worth it. 

Your say on LCCH and the future of HP

Posted by James Douglas on October 28, 2014

This is a pivotal time for the LCCH transition and for HP wages and conditions. Members are facing significant challenges both in relation to your own employment and also seeking to ensure you can provide the best possible care for the children of Queensland.

We know that when members act together, we have a real impact on the working lives of members and the health outcomes of Queenslanders.

LegalAid meeting

Posted by Valda Graham on October 28, 2014

Members in Legalaid have been working hard delivering services to communities aross Queensland. We've been hearing from members about how respect and recognition for this work matter to you. Too often the work you do is undervalued, and that's why we're holding a meeting to talk about how to build this recognition for the work that you do and for fair pay. 

We're voting NO

Posted by Dan Goldman on October 28, 2014

Things are starting to move very quickly with HP bargaining. As I am sure you have seen management have decided to put their offer out to a ballot of members despite there being no agreement at the table with Together or United Voice delegates. You and your colleagues know that this offer is not good enough. That is why members have overwhelmingly endorsed a VOTE NO campaign to send a loud and clear message to Mater management to come back to the table with a fair offer.

The Mater have chosen to have their first information session today in our scheduled meeting time. We think this is unlikely to be an accident, but we also know that the most important thing right now is to make it clear to the Mater how HPs feel about the offer on the table. Our suggestion is that we go to this information session and make sure it is clear how we feel and not let management present their spin without the hard questions being asked.

G20: Concessional leave

Posted by Allison Finley-Bissett on October 27, 2014

We've been hearing from Police delegates how busy it is right now for you, and the extra pressures being placed on staff during this period.


That's why Police delegates have started a petition calling on Minister Jack Dempsey to do the right thing for all police staff, not just officers.  

You have the power to vote NO

Posted by Ken McKay on October 27, 2014

There's been a lot of talk amongst Workcover workers this week about what this offer means for them. Workcover have been busy trying to sell the merits of their offer with a below cost of living wage increase. 

What is wrong with the offer?
WorkCover has offered a wage increase for some employees of 2.2% each year for the next three years.

For a significant number of employees there is NO guaranteed wage increase. These employees will have a wages freeze for the next three years.

HP2 and HP3 Update

Posted by Jim Gannon on October 24, 2014

HSQ delegates and I have been dealing with the downgrading of HP3 positions to HP2 when vacancies are occurring in Queensland Health Pathology Labs.

The positions we are questioning have been advertised at a HP2 level. They will be forced to work night shifts and may be accountable for carrying out complex tasks without supervision of more experienced HPs. 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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