Have your say on the Core EB

Posted by Alex Scott on February 14, 2019

As you know this is the ninth month we have been in negotiations with your department and the government for your annual pay rises and improvements to your rights at work.

Right now it is a critical period for all union members to have your say about what happens next.

This year we negotiate

Posted by Alex Scott on February 14, 2019

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Today we are launching the first union survey about what you want to see change at work this year.

QBFP: New Protected Action Ballot

Posted by Alex Scott on February 14, 2019

Last week members voted overwhelmingly to reject the Department’s offer and hold another Protected Action Ballot. Based on member feedback, your delegates (James, Warren, Ash and Dan) have decided to ballot the following actions.

SWHHS Consultative Forum

Posted by Lloyd Abbott on February 14, 2019

The next South West Hospital and Health (SWHH) Consultative Forum will be held Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 10:00am.

Trade Instructor Claim for Bargaining

Posted by Michael Thomas on February 13, 2019

Many Trade Instructors have contacted the union office seeking further detail or to raise concerns regarding this claim for a separate TI stream.

First of all, thank you to all members undertaking the critical work of Community Recovery in Townsville and surrounds. The work you are doing to assist these communities is absolutely vital and your commitment makes it happen. If you have any questions regarding your industrial entitlements throughout this period, please contact the union office by responding to this email or calling 1800 177 244.

Corrections: Townsville Flood Update

Posted by Michael Thomas on February 13, 2019

After everything you’ve been through in the last fortnight the last thing you needed to hear was that you were going to lose over a quarter of your pay for the days you were forced to stay at home as a result of the flood – we don’t think you should.

Urgent - QSuper Union meeting TUESDAY

Posted by Megan Denny on February 12, 2019

On Friday of last week a number of members expressed concerns regarding organisational change within the Test Management Office. As such an urgent letter was sent to QSuper outlining these concerns (you can read the letter sent here). QSuper have advised they are prepared to meet regarding this issue as soon as tomorrow, but in committing to this meeting have also advised of further organisational change that will be occurring (please see email and current & proposed structure here)

Child Safety: Where We're At

Posted by Dee and Jo on February 12, 2019

When it comes to addressing workload issues in Child Safety, the Department has had an eleventh-hour change of approach. Instead of working on the basis of a caseload cap, or even a caseload benchmark, the Department no longer wants to talk about caseload at all. They want to talk about ‘reasonable workloads’.

This might sound like semantics, but it’s a significant difference to what we have been talking about for years (quite literally). The Department doesn’t believe counting cases accurately tells a workload picture. However, caseloads are also what the Department uses to publicly demonstrate that things are ‘improving’ in Child Safety. So which is it?

Change the Rules Campaign Launch

Posted by Alex Scott on February 11, 2019

2019 promises to be a big year for the Change the Rules campaign and we are kicking it off with a series of events across the state. 

Working people need the tools and power to win fair pay rises and improved conditions. We know the outcome of the upcoming federal election will play a massive role in our campaign to change the rules in our workplaces. We need a government committed to improving the lives of working Australians.

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