HPDOCA: Still no offer - strike action on Thursday
Last week you and your HPDOCA colleagues voted to take industrial action for better pay and conditions at work.
Voting to take industrial action is not done lightly. You did this because after months and months of negotiations with Queensland Health, your employer still has not brought an offer to the negotiation table to address the concerns of thousands of health union members across Queensland. Queensland Health must table an offer that not only meets the concerns of members but also allows enough time to consider any offer without the threat of loss of backpay.
Strike Action this Thursday
HPs, Dental Officers and Clinical Assistants members have decided to take strike action on Thursday 14 November.
There will be a blanket 1 hour stop work action for all Together HP, DO and Clinical Assistant members. Some groups of members have decided to go further than the 1 hour stop work and have committed to stop work actions ranging from 2 hours, 4 hours and 8 Hours work stoppages to make sure Queensland Health know that they must give you an offer! And a good one!
Congratulations to members who have resolved to take action in pursuit of a fair deal. It's a big decision but an important message to send – you are prepared to strike to get a fair deal at work.
During the Day of Action I will be addressing state-wide lunchtime union meetings at 12:30pm. If an offer is made before the strike action, these meetings will still go ahead as report back meetings even if the strike action is postponed – this will allow members to consider any offers made.
This strike action will be most effective when we turn out in large numbers - that is why it is important that you talk to your non-union workmates and encourage them to join your union today. Only union members can take protected industrial action. Forward this email to your workmates, ask them to join your union and encourage them to join you in taking action this Thursday for better pay and conditions.
Just a reminder: It is up to your employer to put in place contingencies and they should prepare for as many of you taking action as possible. Management do not have the right to tell you not to strike. If you have other questions please email email@example.com.