Police staff cuts a tragedy for Queensland

Posted by Alex Scott on October 31, 2011

The Government, without consultation, has announced a policy to cut 250 police staff positions in order to fund the recent pay increase achieved by sworn officers during arbitration. Seven percent of police staff positions will disappear, and an even greater percentage of services will disappear.

Fair Work Australia terminates industrial action at Qantas

Posted by Julie Bignell on October 31, 2011

In the small hours this morning Fair Work Australia cancelled all industrial action - that is the unprecedented action of Qantas and the action of the three unions seeking to bargain with the airline. In its decision Fair Work Australia noted that it was Qantas' actions in grounding the airline that would cause significant harm to the Australian economy.

Transport and Main Roads workers in arbitration

Posted by Alex Scott on October 31, 2011

In a conciliation conference on 26 October 2011 the Industrial Relations Commission recommended that the wage rates for all employees to be covered by the proposed collective agreement with TMR be aligned with the rates of pay from the Core Public Agreement as of 1 August 2011, with an operative date of 1 July 2011.

Statements of account

Posted by Alex Scott on October 31, 2011

The statements of account for the Queensland Public Sector Union, from the period 1 January to 30 June 2011, are now available.

Police staff job cuts - how low can they go?

Posted by Alex Scott on October 27, 2011

No doubt you will have seen today's media coverage of the decision by the QPS to slash jobs in order to pay for the police officers' pay rise. Many of you will also have been informed at work today of the estimated 250 staff members' jobs that have to go.

HPEB2 Certification and Wage increases

Posted by Alex Scott on October 27, 2011

A negotiation update has been added to the HP Stronger Together web site.

Payroll Officers well deserved win

Posted by Julie Bignell on October 27, 2011

Payroll members have overwhelmingly voted yes (92%) to the Payroll Staff Proposal.

Communities: Important update for regional Members

Posted by Alex Scott on October 25, 2011

The work done by our members in Communities benefits Queenslanders from all walks of life and some of the most challenging work is done in our regional areas, where members face the tyranny of distance on top of everything else.

Education: Notification of outcomes of JEMs evaluations

Posted by Alex Scott on October 25, 2011

Together has received a number of emails and calls in relation to members not being notified by the department in a timely manner whether they have been successful or not following their JEMs review.

Building a stronger union at Ramsay Greenslopes

Posted by Alex Scott on October 25, 2011

Members of your union at Ramsay Greenslopes are coming together to campaign for a new collective agreement that will cover wages and conditions over the next three years.

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