We need to ramp it up

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on August 1, 2012

Yesterday was an important day. Our existing EB agreement expired yesterday, but the government yesterday also took drastic action in response to our increasing industrial campaign.

MSQ Enterprise Agreement update. JULY 2012

Posted by Alex Scott on August 1, 2012

Table of Parts to be Deleted or Modified 18 July 2012
Productivity initiatives DTMR July 2012
Draft no further claims clause 18 July

Please note below the current position in relation to the MSQ Certified agreement negotiations. Included are the productivity measures that the department are seeking as a trade off for the 2.2 % per annum wage increase each year over the next 3 years. I have also included a copy of the “draft” “no further claims clause” and a copy of the items in your current agreement that the department wishes to alter for your information. As you can see the department is totally stripping away and rights you have for engagement and to have a say in how your workplace is being run. Protections against forced redundancy and job security have been taken away or weakened with a range of other matters having been taken out of the agreement and in some cases put into policy (which your employer can change at any time) into a Directive (which the government can change at any time) or a reliance has been put back to the award.

We must fight these radical cuts

Posted by Alex Scott on July 31, 2012

Today the government announced another round of job cuts, continuing the biggest attack on jobs and public services in Queensland's history.

World Ranger Day

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on July 31, 2012

World Ranger Day is observed on 31 July each year.

DEWS ACC update

Posted by Alex Scott on July 30, 2012

Last Thursday, your Union reps on the DEWS Agency Consultative Committee (ACC) attended our second ACC meeting. Management reps advised at that meeting that:

We need to take action now

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on July 26, 2012

Yesterday afternoon I met with government representatives again, along with other officials from our union office, the QCU and the AWU. The negotiations did not progress much further than previously. The government have not revised their offer on employment security, wages, increments freeze or stripping out conditions like parental leave and consultation about workplace change - a very pertinent topic at the moment.

Communities restructure update

Posted by Alex Scott on July 26, 2012

Recently I emailed you in relation to the restructure underway across the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and our union's concerns about the process that is being utilised by the Department to enact this change.

Public Trust Workforce Plan Update

Posted by Alex Scott on July 24, 2012

Many of you will be aware a Workforce Plan was commenced in November 2011 and it has reached the next stage - that is the filling of AO3 positions in client services.

Attack on public works

Posted by Alex Scott on July 23, 2012

As you would know, on Friday, the government announced major changes to the Department of Public Works. The loss of jobs from QFleet, Goprint and SDS will change the face of public works in Queensland forever.

DETE: Job Security

Posted by Alex Scott on July 23, 2012

Over the last week your Department has been front and centre of the cuts to programs and jobs, firstly 160 jobs being cut from Skilling Queenslanders for Work, then further cuts of around another 200 jobs going across the Department.

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