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Rostering Update for Virgin Airlines members

Posted by Billy Colless on July 17, 2020

Your ASU representatives have been meeting with Customer Services management to work through the process for fairly allocating work in these extraordinary times. VA management opened the EOI process today, 17 July 2020.


Together in Education - Union Update

Posted by Kate Flanders on July 17, 2020

Check out the latest Department of Education union update below.


No increase to your union fees in 2020

Posted by Together Queensland on July 15, 2020

In these times, I want to thank you on behalf of all union members. There has never been a more important time to defend workplace rights.

While we hope that Queensland will continue to avoid the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that economic recovery will be a slow process. Many Queenslanders have lost jobs and income and that includes many Together members.

In these circumstances, I am pleased to advise that Together fees are not increasing for the 2020/2021 financial year. Together fees will remain at their current levels.

Normally our regular planned fee increases are important for our ability to budget for future campaigns, growth and industrial support. However, I am confident that our union will be able to continue to build our strength even as we face the unprecedented challenges of this environment.

Note for those members paying the Custodial Corrections indemnity levy, the rate of the indemnity levy will vary slightly from 2019-20, at around $2 per annum.

I am happy to report that our union continued to grow throughout the first six months of 2020, as new members continue to join us and we support each other in protecting our rights and entitlements.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank every single Together delegate. You have truly gone above and beyond to support members during this pandemic.


Last week, we held one of the biggest ever online mass meetings of aviation workers in Australia, where hundreds of workers from all over the country, from all different airlines and aviation companies unanimously endorsed our campaign for AviationKeeper now!


Youth Justice - Time to make a decision – please read and respond

Posted by Together Queensland on July 10, 2020

Today we are asking you to consider an important question relating to your working conditions. A lot has changed since December/January when members last voted to give in-principle agreement to an offer to settle your EB.


CSYW: Time to make a decision – please read and respond

Posted by Together Queensland on July 10, 2020

Background

  • Your CSYW Steering Committee delegates have been working for over two years to negotiate and certify your EB. There have been key industrial issues raised including workloads, attraction and retention and improving classifications. As members, you took protected industrial action that included strikes, work bans and rallies.

All police workers do an amazing job

Posted by Alex Scott on July 3, 2020

After hearing yesterday's announcement from the Minister and the Commissioner that sworn officers will receive an additional paid 2 weeks leave for being the 'frontline' response to the COVID-19 emergency, we know that many members, who work alongside sworn officers on the frontline, were surprised that this had not also been afforded to all of you.


The saga with Qantas over JobKeeper continues. As we reported back in April 2020, Qantas believes that in a fortnight an employee did not work it can nevertheless use the $1500 fortnightly JobKeeper payment to pay for penalty rates from the preceding fortnight. We have maintained from the start that this is wrong.


Blue Care's response to union concerns

Posted by Megan Denny on June 29, 2020

Following Blue Care’s failure to respond to the request from your union for appropriate clarification regarding the organisational changes, assistance was sought from the Fair Work Commission. 


Thank you to members in Education!

Posted by Kate Flanders on June 26, 2020

Today marks the last day of Term 2, 2020.

What an extraordinary term this has been!

So much has changed over this term so quickly and at every stage it seemed like there was a new challenge: remote learning, remote working, and massive additional workloads for public servants.


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