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You and Fair Pay in the news

Posted by Alex Scott on October 1, 2014

Yesterday the following article appeared in the Brisbane Times:  'Government will not answer questions about public service wages.' 

This followed the news coverage of the increase in award safety net base rates won in the Commission that has started flowing through to some workers. Read the story here.

Together LCCH Update

Posted by James Douglas on September 26, 2014

With the move to LCCH fast approaching we have the following important information to provide our RCH and Mater members.

Queensland Health's $ offer to HPs

Posted by Dan Goldman on September 25, 2014

Yesterday we received the first trickle of detail about the cuts to our conditions being proposed by the government. These are being drip fed to us, one drop of information at a time.

As expected, the government is seeking to reduce the rights of HPs and extend management control, by reducing central oversight and allowing individual HHSs more power to interpret and implement the agreement however they see fit. 

Your say + AS&RS Update

Posted by Dee Spink on September 25, 2014

The implementation of NDIS and the transition of AS&RS on the horizon means that many members have unanswered questions. A looming state election could change policy at the margins as well.

Future changes should not mean that changes to improve your working life right now should be put off.

Will you stand up for Education?

Posted by Jan Sheppard on September 24, 2014

Did you know that the Newman government is holding an Education Summit to create the Queensland Education Accord?

Did you know that they are using the feedback that they received to the Seven key priorities to shape the content of the Queensland Education Accord?

Will you stand for fair pay, Ipswich?

Posted by Sean Waugh on September 24, 2014

Ipswich public servants, like you, can be proud of the hard work you do delivering essential services to the community.

You deserve to be treated fairly and not short changed when it comes to your pay and keeping up with cost of living pressures.

On the way to fair pay

Posted by Michael Thomas on September 24, 2014

Every year the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission considers how wage rates in Queensland are progressing and makes a determination about whether or not an increase to the minimum salary rates – which act as a safety net for workers – should be applied across Queensland.

In an important development to the issue of fair pay in Queensland, the Industrial Commission recently handed down its annual determination on wages growth, providing for a 3% increase to be applied to minimum salary rates in Queensland Awards. 

Survey -- Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Services

Posted by Leah Sanderson on September 23, 2014

As you well know, health care and the exceptional professionals who make this care possible have been consistently put at risk by an aggressive pro-budget government agenda.

Even with a large decentralised population we have amazing facilities and incredible health workers in every corner of Queensland.

Attacks have been mounted against health workers who insist on putting patients ahead of profits.

There's more to do

Posted by Together Queensland on September 19, 2014

Fair pay Friday is upon us once again!

We wanted to take a moment to thank everybody who came along to our Fair Pay Friday Breakfast last week and to those who have been involved in fair pay activities in workplaces.

It has been incredibly powerful to see and hear from so many of you just what fair pay would mean for you.

Workcover bargaining update

Posted by Jan Sheppard on September 18, 2014

We have started the process of bargaining with WorkCover for a new agreement.

Our log of claims based on the survey results completed by members has been sent to the employer on 5 September2014.

The log of claims can be viewed online.


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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