Yesterday public servants proved we won’t be fooled.

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on April 3, 2014

It was excellent. Congratulations. We Won’t Be Fooled Day was a great success– we sent a strong and clear message across the state that we are no fools. You can see some colourful pictures of members at events and activities across the state on the Together Facebook page.

Privatisation at CHS

Posted by Alex and the Together Health Team on April 1, 2014

Children’s Health Services have announced today (Tuesday 1 April) that Facilities Service Management at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will be privatised.

This is a reminder email of an important that CCO's must know. The Government is embarking on changes to your Award rights and conditions and it is time to organised-Please take the time to complete that survey, it only takes a few minutes. Go here and complete the survey.

Changes.... On the Way!

Posted by Together Queensland on March 28, 2014

On Wednesday this week, a special Agency Consultative Committee meeting was held in Brisbane, where management briefed your union representatives about the realignment of the Housing Services operating model. At this meeting, management advised that impacted staff across the state have now been notified about the organisational realignment process that will be undertaken in line with the new operating model. You might also be interested in seeing this correspondence from the Department to your union about this major change for Housing Services staff.

School staff rights and conditions

Posted by Together Queensland on March 27, 2014

Announced Friday, taken to the commission on Monday.

With no warning, no discussion and no consultation the Department of Education announced last Friday they wanted a separate standalone Award for schools covering everyone who works inside the School fence.

Important Update: Pathology, BTS, QHFSS

Posted by John and the Together Health Team on March 27, 2014

The services you provide are under threat from privatisation. At meetings of members held across many worksites members decided to send letters to all Health and Hospital Service Boards (or the Director-General in the case of QHFSS) requesting that they meet with a delegation of Together members to discuss your concerns about the future provision of your services, and that petitions (click here for a copy) be signed to show that all staff are concerned about these changes.

On 1 April, we won’t be fooled

Posted by Alex Scott on March 27, 2014

On Tueday 1 April, union members are assembling outside Parliament House to send a strong message: our rights and conditions are here to stay! This April Fool’s Day, we are telling our politicians that we won’t be taken for fools – the government can’t give itself massive pay increases (like the Premier's 20% increase that was announced today) at the same time as it strips away public servants’ wages and conditions via its so-called “modernisation” of awards.

Health Corporate Office: Quick Poll - have your say

Posted by Together Health Team on March 26, 2014

Queensland Health have started to propose significant changes to working conditions, which could take place by 1 July this year.

Talking to Mater about your wages and conditions

Posted by Together HP Steering Committee on March 25, 2014

Negotiations have started with Mater Health Services about your wages and conditions as Health Practitioners. It’s an important time to be part of your Union and to stay informed.

ATTENTION: UQ members in the Fryer Library and SPADS

Posted by Jess and the United Voice/Together Universities Team on March 24, 2014

The university has recently released an issues paper outlining proposed organisational change in the Fryer Library.  Affected staff who work in the Fryer Library and Scholarly Publishing and Digitisation Service (SPADS), along with some staff in the Research Information Service division (RIS), should have received the issues paper and further information on the change proposal last week. 

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