QFES Union win: AO2 upgrades!
Congratulations! You would've heard by now that as a result of your hard work all AO2s in QFES will be upgraded to AO3.
From the get-go you have been clear that the important work you do for QFES has been undervalued and under classified, you were right!
This massive win has been 4 years in the making and wouldn't have been possible without the dedication and collective strength of union members in QFES.
I want to give a special shout out to your delegates Jennifer, Desley and Jodie who've advocated so well on behalf of all members to finally see you recognised for the work that you do in QFES.
From here, your managers should work with you to ensure your role descriptions are updated and responsibilities are reflected at the AO3 classification. We will continue to represent members throughout this process and please get in touch with you need any advice.
We don't have a timeline for when exactly the upgrades will come through in your pay but you will get back pay from 1 September 2020 or your commencement date if later than that.
If you are an AO3, your reviews should be happening now and will be completed in October. Contact me if you need any assistance.
Congratulations again! I hope that you can do something to celebrate with your colleagues this week.