Youth Detention update

Posted by Jo, Dee & Norm on April 23, 2019

Thanks to those members who voted as part of the poll about a Youth Detention Centre stand-alone agreement.

The majority of respondents supported the proposal. It is important to remember that this does not mean you now have stand-alone negotiations – that is not a guarantee. The next steps in this process is that, in mid-May, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission will hear the arguments from all the parties about whether or not there should be a stand-alone agreement and make a decision. Once we hear more, we will let members know.

Term 2 Update on Arbitration – It’s on!

Posted by Kate Flanders on April 18, 2019

Over the school holidays your delegates did an amazing job pulling together a full draft position (determination) from our union for the upcoming arbitration. Despite the Department trying to continue to frustrate and delay the process by a last minute application, we won that and the process will not be delayed – yay!

We then had to lodge this by Monday 15 April at 4pm with only a couple of days to find out what the Department were planning.

Will you stand up for your community?

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on April 18, 2019

Queensland Community Alliance Logan Assembly

We're taking action for a better National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that works for everyone!

We need to act on our shared values of equal involvement and quality support for people with disability.

Last week you received an email asking for feedback on proposed changes at eHealth. On the basis of this feedback, Together provided a response to management and a number of further questions from members.

Private Sector News – Quick Easter Update

Posted by Private Sector Team on April 18, 2019

The union office will be closed for the Easter break from 4:30 pm Thursday 18 April and re-open at 8:30 am Tuesday 23 April. We hope you have a great break. 

Working during the holidays is tough, especially when you miss out on special occasions with family and friends. That is why you should be paid penalty rates. It is also why our union movement is campaigning to Change the Rules this election. 

Support your Pharmacy and Pharmacy tech colleagues

Posted by Private Sector Team on April 18, 2019

Until about 2 years ago Pharmacists and Pharmacy techs in your workplace were employed directly by Uniting Care and in the same collective agreement as Allied Health workers.  It was at this time that Uniting Care decided to outsource the Pharmacy department and Epic became your colleagues' new employer.

Wesley Mission: your collective agreement certified!

Posted by Megan Denny on April 18, 2019

I can now confirm that your new collective agreement has now been certified by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). You can read your new agreement here with the relevant undertakings that Wesley Mission was required to make.

Churches of Christ miss yet another deadline

Posted by Megan Denny on April 18, 2019

Please see emails from Churches of Christ and the Fair Work Commission (FWC). It would appear that Churches of Christ has missed yet another deadline relating to the certification of your agreement.

DITID Special Projects Unit: Management wants to meet!

Posted by Olivia Hill on April 17, 2019

I have received a phone call from Paige Heather, A/Director of People and Engagement, as a result of the letter Alex Scott sent yesterday morning. You can read the email from yesterday here.

She has asked to meet with Together to discuss the realignment and the establishment of the “Tourism Development Projects Division” next week. This meeting is scheduled for 2pm on Tuesday 23 April.

QATC Consultative Forum

Posted by Allison Finley-Bissett on April 17, 2019

A QATC Consultative Forum meeting is scheduled for 1pm Wednesday 1 May.

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