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.

Update for CSYW members

Posted by Dee Spink on June 26, 2020

Thank you to all of those who were able to attend our online meeting last week. It was great to see and hear from so many members across the state, connecting at a time where there is so much external pressure being put on the Department and its most valuable resource – you, the workers.

SCHHS: DO NOT complete conflict of interest declarations

Posted by Heather Hayes on June 26, 2020

Members in the Allied Health Directorate have forwarded information from the department that directs members to complete a Conflict of Interest Declaration.

Vote to certify your EB10 or HPDOCA offer.

Posted by Alex Scott on June 25, 2020

The Queensland government's new 'wage freeze' legislation has locked in wage increases for Health members who already have agreements in principle. 

This is good news. You have been waiting a long time for the money you are owed.

Youth Detention: Important update on your EB

Posted by Together Queensland on June 25, 2020

Today we received this letter from A/Director General Phillip Brooks about your collective agreement or EB.

As you might remember, members gave in-principle agreement to this EB offer in December 2019, but the employee ballot, due to begin in April, was put on hold following the Premier’s announcement of a wage freeze. The EB has been in a holding pattern since then.

Back Pay for TMR Staff

Posted by Remi Armstrong on June 23, 2020

We understand that an email was sent by Director General Neil Scales this afternoon advising you of when your back-pay will be paid.

Organisational changes at Blue Care

Posted by Megan Denny on June 23, 2020

Members have reported that staff in a number of clusters have been made redundant on very short notice with no consultation. Your Enterprise Agreement states that Blue Care must consult regarding organisational change.

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