Public Works: The next step on your agreement.

Posted by Together Queensland on June 4, 2013

After union members decided to accept the proposal, the Department of Housing and Public Works will be holding a ballot of employees to formally decide whether to accept or reject the offer for their new enterprise bargaining agreement.

Corrections: An impasse.

Posted by Alex Scott on June 4, 2013

The negotiations for a new agreement in Custodial Corrections have come to an impasse.

Fraser Coast - It's our turn

Posted by Jim Nilon and the Together for Fraser Coast Team on May 28, 2013

We know our government plans to privatise our services here, on the Fraser Coast. We know this includes our local correctional centre, which will endanger our community’s safety. We know that this agenda means cuts to our health and education services. And, we know all of this will have an impact on every one of us.

TAFE Minister fails the test

Posted by Alex Scott on May 27, 2013

The Queensland Government has forced through its TAFE Bill and, as a result, from 1 July this year, TAFE will become an independent statutory body and all TAFE staff will be systematically moved out of the Public Service into the new entity.

Decision on HP Application to the Industrial Court

Posted by Alex Scott on May 27, 2013

The long-awaited decision of the Industrial Court in the matter filed by Queensland Health was handed down by President Hall this week.

A better Townsville: A better Queensland

Posted by The Together for Townsville Team on May 23, 2013

We know the government’s plan for the privatisation of our services under the label of ‘contestability’ would see Townsville’s services given to the cheapest provider. It would see our regional economy hurt and our families dishing out more money for things like healthcare, education and safety. This isn't good enough and together we can make a stand.

Next steps for Corrections

Posted by The Together for Corrections Team on May 23, 2013

Over the past several weeks Corrections members around the state have been campaigning for safe and secure Correctional Centres and for fair wages and conditions. There have been successful rallies, stop works and meetings from Lotus Glen to the border and at every centre in between.

Anna Stewart Project 2013

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on May 23, 2013

Together women delegates are invited to consider participating in this year’s Anna Stewart Project.

This Friday for QUT

Posted by Christine Williams on May 22, 2013

My name is Christine Williams. I am a worker in QUT’s Faculty of Law and, like most of you here at QUT, I recognise the importance of having a smarter Queensland and a smarter Australia – which means trained professionals in our communities. We know that this is now at risk with the federal government’s proposed cut of around $2.3billion to our higher education sector.

Your update for TAFE

Posted by Alex Scott on May 21, 2013

The Newman government is continuing its demands that will strip wages and conditions from TAFE teachers and tutors. This is by far the most extreme cuts in bargaining negotiations we have seen by this government and without standing together TAFE will be forever different

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