Therapists

With a majority of all Together members in Education voting, the result of the ballot is an overwhelming YES.

Therapists are so important to thousands of students and the educators who work with them. The impact you have on the lives of students is incredible! Union members have won significant improvements for therapists in Education including: 

  1. Therapists would ‘translate’ from your current PO rate of pay to the corresponding HP rate of pay according to this table.
  2. PO rates will still apply until the agreement is certified including award pay rises secured through the State Wage Case. You will also receive a $1250 ‘one off’ payment (pro rata) in 2020.
  3. HPs in Queensland Health negotiated their collective agreement in 2019 and have settled for a 2.5% pay rise each year and the $1250 one off payment. You will also receive a 2.5% pay increase each year to 2022 so your rate of pay will be the same as Queensland Health therapists.

Read the latest update here.


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING THERAPY STAFF – ATTRACTION AND RETENTION REVIEW: JOINT WORKING PARTY REPORT

In 2017, delegates spent hours and hours negotiating with the Department, pulling together research and reports and lobbying politicians as part of the state election campaign.

We have released the final report from the Together / DET working group who reviewed the key differences between what Queensland Health offer as opposed to DET.

You do great work in Education and you deserve to be remunerated equally with your colleagues in Queensland Health. You can read the final report from the Working Party here.


Final report appendices 

Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5 | Appendix 6 | Appendix 7 | Appendix 8 | Appendix 9


Remember that as part of your Together membership you have your professional indemnity insurance included. Here is a flyer about the inclusions in your policy.