Together – Protective Services Bargaining Update – Preparing for Action

Posted by Cameron Watson and delegates on August 2, 2019

It has been three months since your agreement expired and still no offer has been presented by the Service.

Yesterday, your delegates and advocates met with the employer in the hope that something would be presented. Unfortunately, the Service has only committed to providing a formal response to your claims by close of business Friday 9 August. The response from the Service won't be an offer but a response to be taken to government to form an offer.

Update from HPDOCA negotiations

Posted by Stephen Gibson, Townsville Medical Physics delegate on August 1, 2019

Today, our Together bargaining team and I attended negotiations with QLD Health to argue for important career path and training related claims. With me were Andrew Coates, Ana Monisse, Quaneta Greenwood, Lindsay Leighton, Fran Gibbons, and Matthew Griffiths. I would like to update you on the key discussions and arguments at the table.

TMR - Your day of action got results!

Posted by Remi Armstrong on August 1, 2019

What a day! Great work from all members in taking a stand and sending a message to the Department that members are not going to take their delay tactics lying down!

TMR have obviously heard members are angry about the way they are being treated. 

We are less than 18 months away from our next Queensland state election, and just over 6 months away from local government elections. Now is an important time for us all to be clear about what our agenda is as Together members, and how we can use our union network to make sure we know who stands for what, and campaign for better resources and better jobs in or community.

Jetstar - National Consultative Forum Update

Posted by Billy Colless on July 31, 2019

Yesterday, your Union delegates met with Jetstar Management at the National Consultative Meeting. This meeting is where ASU members escalate issues which are not being resolved at the port.

Queensland Health have failed to complete their homework.

Posted by Barb Clifford (Administration Officer, Atherton Hospital), Aggie Hankin (Cluster Coordinator, Central Islands) and your Together EB10 and HPDOCA Steering Committees. on July 31, 2019

We are two months into negotiations for our EB agreement and Queensland Health have not provided complete or clear responses to our claims.

TAFE Educators: Meeting venues for tomorrow's industrial action

Posted by Together TAFE Team on July 29, 2019

You would have seen the email from Alex about the offer TAFE has made to Educators. This offer does not address a number of key concerns for members, particularly wages. It reinforces the need for Educators to take industrial action tomorrow from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Last Friday TAFE Queensland finally made an offer to members to settle negotiations for the TAFE Educator Agreement.

TMR Day of Action 31 July

Posted by Remi Armstrong on July 26, 2019

Yesterday's negotiation meeting was very brief – all wrapped up in an hour! Why? You guessed it, still no bargaining authority!

If you think this is getting ridiculous – you are correct! This attitude from the Department shows a lack of care or interest in you - the people who make TMR tick.

QUT response to Fair Work concerns

Posted by Universities Tea on July 26, 2019

Further to our email of Tuesday 22 July (which you can read here): 

QUT has now responded to the Fair Work Commission's concerns as well as provided undertakings for consideration regarding your agreement. You can read the undertakings given by QUT here and a further response here.

Your union office will continue to  keep you up to date should anything further transpire.

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