Posted by Kate Flanders on May 11, 2020
We hope you are going well and that you have a good week as many more students return.
Posted by Megan Denny on May 7, 2020
On Thursday, April 30, an extraordinary meeting was called between your Union, United Workers Union (UWU) and QML. This was an opportunity to discuss and raise concerns about QML’s dealing with the ‘job security agreements’ and annual leave requests that have been occurring in your workplace.
Posted by Remi Armstrong on May 7, 2020
Posted by Alex Scott on May 6, 2020
We have seen remarkable efforts to 'flatten the curve' led by the Queensland public health system. This flattening of the curve has saved tens of thousands of Queenslanders lives when compared with the initial projections and the international tragedies which we are continuing to witness. We need to continue to be vigilant in our response to the pandemic to ensure that we do not see a major loss of life or a 'second spike.'
As the health emergency recedes we are now faced with an economic crisis the likes of which we have not seen since the Great Depression almost one hundred years ago.
Posted by Alex Scott on May 1, 2020
Monday is Labour Day. It’s our day to celebrate, protest and provide solidarity. A reminder of what we're doing on Monday:
Posted by Alex Scott on April 30, 2020
Labour Day is on Monday 4 May. At this time of year we're usually gearing up to attend Labour Day marches across the state from Thursday Island down to the Gold Coast and everywhere in between. We attend rallies and marches on Labour Day because we know it's an important day to celebrate the acheivements we've won as a union and to fight for the rights of workers and show our union power.
Posted by Kate Flanders on April 28, 2020
We hope this finds you well.
Yesterday the "Term 2 operating guidelines" were re-released by Director General Tony Cook. They have been updated to reflect the advice arising from the National Cabinet meeting held on Friday, 24 April and the updated Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advice regarding the operations of schools during the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Australia.
Posted by Alex Scott on April 28, 2020
Today we commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day. It is a day to remember every worker who has been killed or injured at work.
Everyone – wherever they work – has the right to a safe working life.
Posted by Megan Denny on April 28, 2020
Following QML's withdrawal of its unlawful request for a "Accrual Freeze" on your leave, National management called an urgent teleconference this morning to report on the financial stresses and reduction in revenue that the SDS/Healius group is facing. SDS/Healius has proposed the following measures to cut costs without stand downs and redundancies and is seeking your input as part of your union.
Posted by Remi Armstrong on April 26, 2020
We know it has been a couple of weeks since our last email out to members – your delegates and union office have been working closely with TMR almost daily on the management of COVID-19 across the department but also on your EB and EB matters.