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Department of Education: your EB Negotiations

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 19, 2018

First – CONGRATULATIONS to the many hundreds of members who have taken action in the last three weeks. Inspectors in OIR were the first workers to take action, followed closely by therapists and scientific operations officers and then everyone else across Education! This is the most significant industrial action in the public sector in many years, and no wonder given the zero $ wage offer for the majority of members, lack of movement on job security and no movement on any other items in the claim that cost money.


Update on Therapy Negotiations

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 19, 2018

Yesterday we had the first negotiation meeting since suspending the therapy specific work bans.

Your great work in sticking strong together and advocating for your essential work, putting on your work bans and attending stop work meetings with your colleagues, meant the department came back to the table.


The latest from SOO Negotiations

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 19, 2018

Yesterday we had the first negotiation meeting since suspending the work bans.

Your great work in sticking strong together and advocating for your essential work, putting on your work bans and attending stop work meetings with your colleagues, meant the department came back to the table.


New wage models and further updates for Flight Centre

Posted by Megan Denny on September 19, 2018

Well done and congratulations!! 

Your EB team had another meeting yesterday and despite FC saying it was only to go through the wage model that was previously provided, FC has actually tabled a new commission proposal which seems, on the face of it, to be better for a lot of people.


Today's Rally

Posted by Together Queensland on September 17, 2018

Well done on standing with your colleagues and sending such a clear message to government.


The government's unfair 0% wages offer - the lowest ever seen in collective bargaining for the Queensland public service - remains in place.

We've already seen big turnouts this week by members in schools across the state, who are taking action against the same unfair offer. Click here to see photos on FacebookNow it is your turn!


URGENT – Breaking news - WORK BANS SUSPENDED - Therapists

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 13, 2018

Your action is working! The Department have agreed to come back to the table about HP pay parity for therapists – they have agreed to have meaningful negotiations about this, it’s not a firm yes, but it is more movement than we have had to date. As a result we are recommending that we SUSPEND WORK BANS for 3 weeks. Delegates and I met with departmental representatives this afternoon after intervention from the Director General in response to your work bans.


Your action is working! The Department have agreed to come back to the table about translation to the technical stream for SOOs – they have agreed to have meaningful negotiations about this, it’s not a firm yes, but it is more movement than we have had to date. As a result we are recommending that we SUSPEND WORK BANS for 3 weeks. Delegates and I met with departmental representatives this afternoon after intervention from the Director General in response to your work bans.


Do you support action next Monday?

Posted by Alex Scott on September 13, 2018

Today I met with government decision makers about the insulting 0% wages offer.

The government's position on the wages offer remains unchanged.

We will be continuing to meet with government decision makers but it is clear that we must increase the pressure to change this ridiculous wages offer.

That’s why union delegates have endorsed the holding of a one hour stop work action and a protest meeting in the Brisbane CBD on Monday 17 September.


0% wage offer for most public servants

Posted by Alex Scott on September 5, 2018

Queensland public servants deserve a pay rise but most are being offered a 0% increase in your EB this year.

I am outraged. We had a win last week and now the department is seeking to undermine it.

The offer for public servants amounts to 0% for most classifications. At the AO8 level it increases to around 1.2%. Click here for a table that sets out what this wage offer would mean for you.


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