Child Safety: Friday's Day of Action – who's involved?

Posted on November 12, 2018

Are you ready to find out who’s standing up for a better CSYW on Friday?

Delegates and members from the following worksites have indicated that they will be taking action on Friday – in most cases, this will be either a half-day or full-day strike:

  • Mackay Child Safety (including PCM & PSU)
  • Mackay Youth Justice
  • Bowen Child Safety
  • Cannon Hill Child Safety
  • Beaudesert Child Safety
  • Toowoomba South Child Safety
  • Toowoomba North Child Safety
  • Western Downs I&A
  • Kitchener Street, Toowoomba
  • Bayside Child Safety
  • Cooktown Child Safety
  • Cape York North & Torres Strait Islands Child Safety
  • Inala Child Safety
  • Ipswich South Child Safety
  • Nerang Child Safety
  • Mermaid Beach Child Safety
  • Labrador Child Safety
  • Beenleigh Child Safety
  • Central Queensland RIS / Brendan Hansen Building
  • Alderley Child Safety
  • Strathpine Child Safety
  • Weipa Child Safety
  • Thursday Island Child Safety
  • Caboolture Youth Justice
  • 111 George St, Brisbane
  • William McCormack Building, Cairns
  • Cairns Youth Justice (Spence Street)
  • Cairns Child Safety
  • Brendan Hansen Building, Hervey Bay

There are also 10+ other sites that are confirming their involvement. How amazing is that list?                              

What sort of message do you think it will be sending the Department on Friday when members in all of these worksites aren’t there doing the integral work of Child Safety, Youth & Women?

If your worksite isn’t on it yet, and you want to be part of the action on Friday, respond to this email with ‘I’M IN!’ (and what sort of action you want to take, if you know) and we’ll register your workplace to be part of the action.

Only union members can participate in protected industrial action. The Department has advised that members cannot access accrued flex-time for industrial action, so it is unpaid.

As a reminder, you can use our handy, yet depressing, calculator to figure out how much you charitable people donate to the Department every work cycle.

Coincidentally, the next conciliation hearing in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has been set down for 10am on Friday. Take a solidarity selfie and send it through to dee.spink@together.org.au on Friday morning and we’ll share it with your delegates who are representing you in the Commission.

We have also written to Minister Farmer to seek her intervention in bargaining. We have asked for a response by close of business Tuesday 13 November, and will keep members informed about the response.

You and your fellow members should be proud of standing up for a better CSYW – you are the heart and soul of the Department!

Your colleagues in the Department of Education took strike action on Monday – you can check out some photos of their actions here. Members across the public service are getting active and letting their employer know that they deserve better!

1800 177 244
members@together.org.au