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.
Rain didn't deter thousands of Queenslanders from turning out to state-wide Labour Day celebrations. Despite record-rain in various parts of the State on Friday, most Labour Day celebrations went ahead as planned across most regional centres and in Brisbane. United Voice members came out in force to cheer their union, chant and show that they are proud to be union members. In Brisbane, United Voice even took out the Best Contingent Trophy (joint winners with the ETU) for gettting into the swing of things. Thanks to all members who came along over the weekend to celebrate Labour Day, we look forward to doing it all again in 2016. Continue reading