Message to JAG Members - Restructuring and Job Cuts Dispute

Posted by Alex Scott on October 2, 2012

Last Friday Together took the Department of Justice and Attorney General to a hearing in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. This action was at the request of members, after serious concerns have been raised about the way in which job cuts are being carried out in some areas of Justice.

Speak out against forced job cuts

Posted by Alex Scott on September 24, 2012

This Wednesday 26th September we will be standing together with our colleagues to let the Department know that we unhappy with the process they are using to go about implementing the government job cuts agenda in DAFF.

New Offer made for Housing and Public Works Business Units.

Posted by Alex Scott on September 21, 2012

Today the Department of Housing and Public Works made a new offer for all the business unit agreements (Project Services, QBuild Office Staff, State Government Security, QFleet, SDS and GoPrint.)

Truth About the Government's Ballot

Posted by Alex Scott on September 21, 2012

Last week the government announced its plan to eliminate job security from the public sector by pursing a ballot of all staff on what it’s prepared to offer for wages and conditions over the next three years. We see this for what it is – a desperate and sneaky move designed to avoid having to argue the case for slashing job security and below-CPI wage rises before the independent umpire.

Don't forget to have your say about Child Protection!

Posted by Alex Scott on September 20, 2012

The Queensland Child Protection Inquiry is continuing its important work looking into the current state of Queensland's child safety system.

Community Rally and BBQ: Friday 21 September
Time: 12:15 for a 12:30 start
Location: 62 Sturt Street (Suncorp tower)

It’s been another very tough week, with budget announcements, and job cuts figures and specifics still coming through. Today in Parliament the Premier even tried to claim that no one had been ‘sacked’ that everyone who had left had left voluntarily. We all know that this is just lies, lies, lies.

The Mater  Agreement went out to ballot and was closed on the 7th September 2012. Votes were tallied that same day with an overwhelming 'YES' vote by 98% of voters. It is also important to note that almost 900 staff voted which was a tremendous effort of staff that had their say. The agreement will now be taken to Fair Work Australia for approval within 14 days.

Changes to DSSU

Posted by Alex Scott on September 14, 2012

DSSU is changing. At this stage it is unknown exactly what those changes are and what the timelines are. It appears there is a review of DSSU services as per the information provided to the Brisbane Times by a Departmental spokesperson - see information at the end of this link re 'Rumoured cuts at DSSU'

Today's budget

Posted by Alex Scott on September 11, 2012

Today the Queensland Treasurer announced a budget that will cut 4,000 Queensland Health jobs across the state, while prioritising initiatives like spending $100,000 on a new change room for the GPS rugby club in the Premier's Ashgrove electorate.

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