Rural Fire Ballot Nominations

Posted by Michael Thomas on June 29, 2018

As you are aware, recently we called for nominations for delegate positions at Rural Fire.

Thank you for your responses, I can confirm at the close of nominations we had received the following:

Update from Ramsay

Posted by Alex Scott on June 29, 2018

We recently received an email from Ramsay with regards to your enterprise bargaining agreements for this year and the uncertainty around funding with an upcoming federal election.

Yesterday morning Together delegates Perry Mitchell, Colin Callaghan and Sharon Abbott, along with Ken McKay from the union office and I met with the Department to continue negotiations about your wages and conditions for the next 3 years.

Negotiations are in full swing for your next enterprise bargaining agreement for public sector workers in the core agreement.

Next week, we are holding a union meeting for 111 George st staff to come along and discuss the EB negotiations for core public servants, as well as our Wages Matter campaign and how you can be involved.

Corrections: How was your time at the academy?

Posted by Michael Thomas on June 28, 2018

Your union office is keen to gather the thoughts of members who recently went through the academy. To do this, the union office has created a short survey for members to give feedback.

Nominations now open: Together in DESBT

Posted by Kate Flanders on June 28, 2018

Your new Department is well and truly established now and we are seeking to make sure that formal consultation arrangements are ready to go to make sure you have a say as a union member in what's happening at work.

Your feedback: proposed realignment at SWHHS

Posted by Lloyd Abbott on June 28, 2018

I have been provided with documents from management, in SWHHS, outlining proposed changes and as part of the consultation process, I am sharing these documents with you.

Queensland Police: Bargaining Update

Posted by Alex Scott on June 28, 2018

On Tuesday 19 June Together Police delegates met to discuss the claims Police members would be putting forward as part of your Enterprise Bargaining Agreement this year. Throughout the day delegates resolved to include the following items in your log of claims in addition to the general claims being made across the sector:

Consultation matters at WBHHS: Update on drug and alcohol policy

Posted by Allison Finley-Bissett on June 28, 2018

Following the release of a Drug and Alcohol Testing policy that suggests invasive and inappropriate practices (not to mention potentially incorrect clinical guidelines), the union office lodged a dispute with the Wide Bay Health and Hospitals Service to seek to have the policy withdrawn and meaningful consultation about the issues.

Caboolture Hospital Restructure Steering Committe

Posted by Together Health Team on June 28, 2018

Under your collective agreement, Health management are required to consult with union members over changes to your conditions such as your roster, organisation and reporting structure. The following document is provided by Metro North Hospital and Health Services regarding the restructuring of clinician-lead service lines in Caboolture, Kilcoy and Woodford Corrections Health Service: 

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