Our colleague and comrade, Hans Lang

Posted by Alex Scott on May 28, 2020

2020 has been a very sad year.

We have recently lost one of our wonderful Together delegates, Hans Lang, who sadly passed away unexpectedly on 17 May.

Another government announcement in the Courier-Mail

Posted by Alex Scott on May 26, 2020

Recently the Courier-Mail has published many articles about public sector entitlements. On more than one occasion the government appears to have used the newspaper to make policy announcements, without any accompanying detail.

I wanted to lay out clearly what we are aware of and what has been going on.

  1. Hours of work
  2. Returning to workplaces
  3. Hiring freeze
  4. Public sector wages

Custodial Corrections: New mention date for our arbitration

Posted by Darren Roach on May 26, 2020

As you would recall, during the 12/12 dispute, the dates for our Custodial Corrections arbitration were vacated.

Reminder: Youth Justice Teleconference 27th May

Posted by Dee Spink on May 26, 2020

Just a quick reminder of our DYJ member teleconference tomorrow, Wednesday 27th May at 12-12:30pm.

ASU Jetstar update on continuation of minimal flying.

Posted by Megan Denny on May 26, 2020

ASU delegates and Organisers met with Jetstar ahead of their plans to communicate the continuation of flying schedules and a minimum viable network up to 3 July 2020.

Auscript - Union meeting 6:30pm 27 May

Posted by Megan Denny on May 26, 2020

There have been a few things happening as Auscript over the past few weeks.

With the easing of some of the COVID-19 restrictions there has been some confusion about what this means in your workplace. The Queensland Government has provided some guidelines which should be adhered to.

Education: Certifying your Agreement

Posted by Alex Scott on May 25, 2020

It's been another very interesting day in our long struggle to secure a new collective agreement for workers in the Department of Education!

In late breaking good news we have had important confirmation that AO2s, Science Technicians and Therapists will have allowances and reclassifications applied as of today despite some more vagaries in the certification process – which we outline below.

WMHHS consultation: COVID-19 Tier-0 'Rebalancing'

Posted by Millicent Gray on May 22, 2020

Delegates and Together staff met with Professor Carolyn Evans and Chief People Officer Kirsty Dwyer this afternoon.

Safety at Work and your TMR EB

Posted by Remi Armstrong on May 22, 2020


On Friday 1 May we received a reassurance from Minister Grace and then Deputy Premier and Treasurer Trad that back-pay and arrangements overdue from 2019 would be implemented. Your delegates and union office met with Minister Bailey on the 5th of May to emphasise the importance of your back-pay to be paid in this financial year. Minister Bailey committed to taking these concerns to Government and understood the importance of this request.

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