Griffith University Union EBA Meeting - Gold Coast Campus

Posted by Alex Scott on July 3, 2012

The current General Staff Enterprise Agreement for Griffith University expires on 30 September 2012. As such, we are preparing for the next round of enterprise bargaining negotiations. In line with the current Certified Agreement clause 56.4 as stated below,  a members' meeting has been called next Wednesday the 11th of July 2012 at the Gold Coast campus. The meeting will predominately to discuss the results of the feedback form, timelines and log of claims for the enterprise bargaining negotiations

Retrenchment benefits for temporary employees

Posted by Alex Scott on July 2, 2012

Directive 3/11 – The Retrenchment of Temporary Employees Engaged on a Full Time or Part Time Basis provides for severance benefits for some temporary employees who have their contracts either not renewed or terminated early when there otherwise would have had a reasonable expectation of ongoing employment. Importantly, temporary employees who have genuinely been engaged for a specific period or specific task are not entitled to these benefits.

Following a series of disputes Together and the PSC have reached an agreed approach as to how the Directive should be applied and the extent of any severance benefit payable. The agreed interpretation is as follows:

Black Friday

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on June 29, 2012

It's a terrible day for Queensland when so many of our friends and colleagues have lost their positions today.

Update for Union Members

Posted by Alex Scott on June 28, 2012

Over the past few days, the Premier and the government have been spending more and more time making more arguments about the need to balance the budget, and our union spokespeople have been countering by pointing out the necessity of public services and public sector jobs, along with more accurate information about the true state of the budget.

Payroll Staff Proposal Update (UPDATED INFORMATION)

Posted by Julie Bignell on June 28, 2012

Below is a status update on the implementation of the Payroll Staff Proposal.

Wear Black this Friday 29 June

Posted by Alex Scott on June 27, 2012

We know that many people are feeling vulnerable and concerned about what the future at Housing and Public Works holds.  The government has already identified Housing and Public Works as one of the first agencies to be examined under the public sector renewal program and there are other reviews occurring such as the Commission of Audit, the review of government-owned corporations and the Cabinet Budget Review Committee (CBRC) examination of budgets. We know many of you are concerned about what this will mean.

Show your support this Friday

Posted by Alex Scott on June 26, 2012

Friday marks a sad time for former Department of Communities areas, and indeed for the whole public service, as many temporary employees will conclude their employment as of 29 June.

DEWS member update

Posted by Alex Scott on June 26, 2012

DEWS Union delegates met with their counterpart management reps at the inaugural meeting of the department’s Agency Consultative Committee on 20 June 2012.

On the 30th of September, your current Enterprise Bargaining Agreement expires. Union delegates will soon be engaging in negotiations for the next agreement. Now is the time for members to have a say about what issues are important to you in your workplace.

Medical officers agreement

Posted by Alex Scott on June 23, 2012

All RMOs and SMOs must now be aware that QH has made an offer to its employee doctors that seriously erodes their pay and conditions and has the potential to create the perfect environment for a "Bundaberg 2". The government is not likely to shift from this offer without a very significant groundswell of opposition to it

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