Our members recently delivered our submission to the committee investigating the Industrial Relations Amendment Bill 2015. Ambulance officer Michael Beak, school cleaner Barbara Turomsza and radiographer Des Hardman joined United Voice co-ordinator Michael Clifford to present our submission on behalf of all our members. It comes as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that she would amend the legislation which outlawed agreements on employment security, protections against contracting out and union encouragement. Continue reading
Joe Hockey’s second budget wasn’t much better than his first with cuts to health and education impacting on all Queenslanders. The government did nothing to reverse the harmful cuts in last year’s budget and are cutting a massive $80 billion from our schools and hospitals. This means there will be less money to spend on important jobs and programs and less money to access quality healthcare here in Queensland. Continue reading
The Ambulance State Council met recently to tackle the many pressing issues facing Ambulance Officers. Minister Cameron Dick and Commissioner Bowles separately addressed and listened to State Council. The key issues covered at the State Council were: Minister to start delivering on Code One. Commissioner flags renewed cooperation with United Voice Code One to go public Work Value and PTSD Studies Councillor briefing on bullying and media skills For more detail, head over to the United Voice Queensland Ambulance Site, which you can access by clicking here.