New Bupa Agreement to be put out to vote

Posted by Alex Scott on February 21, 2018

Since negotiations commenced last December, two versions of Bupa’s proposed Agreement have been put to the bargaining committee. Once the detail of Bupa’s proposed Agreement was explained, Union delegates and employee representatives put forward their concerns.

Whilst Bupa has responded to those initial concerns, your Union representatives are still concerned with the proposed Agreement. Primarily because Bupa are not offering much in the way of improvements to your terms and conditions in this Agreement.

Autism Qld EB Update

Posted by Alex Scott on February 19, 2018

Your Autism Queensland Limited Employee Agreement 2018 is still sitting with the Fair Work Commission while they check whether the new agreement passes the "Better Off Overall" Test (BOOT). 

Public service: Are you paid what you’re worth?

Posted by Alex Scott on February 16, 2018

Your wages and conditions will be negotiated soon.

As public sector workers, the work you do is vital and that important work should be reflected in the wages you earn.

Across the country, workers are facing the lowest wage increases in 40 years and many of us are finding it tough to keep on top of the bills.

Changes at the Wesley Hospital

Posted by Alex Scott on February 16, 2018

On the 15th of January, your union received a letter from Uniting Care Health - The Wesley Hospital advising of proposed changes in Administrative Support for Patient Services and Wesley Emergency Centre, The Wesley Hospital.

17 year olds in Youth Justice

Posted by Alex Scott on February 12, 2018

Today, Queensland joins the rest of the country in sentencing 17-year-olds as children. This is a great step for Queensland as a society, but for members in Youth Justice & Youth Detention, this comes with challenges.

Wage Rise Calculator – what’s your number?

Posted by Alex Scott on February 6, 2018

What difference would a 2.5% or a 3% or a 3.3% wage increase make to your salary over 3 years in real dollar terms? Find out here.

Right now there is a national conversation about wage growth and what a difference it makes if our annual wage increase doesn’t keep up with the cost of living.

Your wages matter

Posted by Together Queensland on January 29, 2018

Are you willing to talk about your wages with us?

Take a short survey here.

Virgin Australia Bargaining Update

Posted by Billy Colless on January 24, 2018


Your ASU representatives met with management representatives on 24 January 2018. Management advised us that they are abandoning their proposal to cut overtime for part time employees. Part time employees will continue to be eligible for overtime when they work in excess of 8 hours in a day.

Welcome back to Term 1

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 18, 2018

Welcome back to Term 1 of 2018!

This is going to be a huge year for union members as we bargain for our next agreement. This year will determine the percentage wage increase for the next 3 years and we need to be fired up and ready to go!

In Term 1 we’ll be checking in with you all about what you want to ask for as a wage rise – are you ready to challenge the 2.5%? We think we should. If Queensland’s hardest workers (you!) don’t get a reasonable wage rise then we will all go backwards.

There will also be a lot of other issues we want to bargain about – so stay tuned for how you can have your say. Remember – it’s only union members who have a say in bargaining!

The Department of Health has released a business case proposing a functional realignment of services within the Corporate Services Division.

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