Queensland Health EB10: Protected Action Ballot
Workers in Queensland Health have been in negotiations for months for your new EB10 agreement, seeking necessary improvements to wages, classification levels, workloads, maximising permanency, safety and more.
In relation to wages, we were advised by your employer that you will be offered less than other workers.
The Queensland government recently offered teachers 2.5% plus a $1250 sign-on bonus. But despite that, our bargaining representatives were told that government will offer you only 2.5% - with no $1250 sign-on bonus!
Department of Health say they think it's "fair" for government to offer you less than it offers other workers.
This is grossly unfair – our members aren't worth less.
Together members have decided to undertake an urgent campaign of members action to show the government that they can’t treat health workers unfairly when it comes to wages.
We may need to take action in September to see an improvement in the wages offer – to make sure that our members are not offered less. To take action, members first need to vote yes for a list of actions which will then be available for members to choose during September.
As part of the current campaign for a fair pay offer and for conditions in your new EB10 collective agreement, delegates have decided to commence a statewide Protected Action Ballot of members employed in Queensland Health on the following actions:
- Do you support work stoppages of up to one hour's duration?
- Do you support work stoppages of up to two hours' duration?
- Do you support work stoppages of up to four hours' duration?
- Do you support work stoppages of up to eight hours' duration?
If members support these proposed actions, the timing of the individual actions would be determined by members and delegates.
The Together office will also be calling members over the next couple of days.
This ballot is open until 12:00pm on Friday 30 August.
You will be advised of the results of the ballot after this date.
Only Together members can participate in this ballot. If you are not a member you can join online here.
If you need to update your contact details you can do so online here or you can contact the union office.
If you are concerned that you did not receive a ballot email when you are eligible for a ballot, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date of the ballot.
Please note: We will also be balloting some individual groups of members separately in relation to other action which they would like to take as part of this campaign.
You can also call the union office on 1800 177 244.