Someone give Campbell Newman a lesson on Facebook

Campbell Newman has been left red faced after a Facebook post critical of his government’s handling of the ambulance pay dispute went viral and his team tried to delete it. More than 26,000 Queenslanders “liked” the post, by “John Bulance” which challenged Campbell Newman to spend a day on the road with a paramedic. Continue reading

Newman slashes Ambulance Officers' pay by 13,000 dollars

The government has today targeted another arm of our emergency services in an unprecedented and unwarranted attack with its “mean and nasty” enterprise bargaining offer. Continue reading

Prime Minister signs childcare petition to herself

The Big Steps in early childhood education campaign received a major boost last night in Townsville when Julia Gillard told local educators that she is working on a plan to tackle the sectors wages crisis. Continue reading

Childcare educators call for commitment on wages

Educators will be asking those who are attending today’s Ipswich Community Cabinet to call on the Government to solve the wages crisis in the sector once and for all. Continue reading

Swan lobbied for “real” action on childcare

Although the Government has signalled it is committed to solving the crisis in the early childhood education sector, it is time for this promise to become a reality. Continue reading

Toowoomba childcare workers discuss wages crisis at Government roundtable event

For too long, early childhood educators have been carrying out valuable work but struggling to survive on poverty wages. Continue reading

Cleaners rally for a better deal

United Voice, the cleaners’ union, will descend on Queensland shopping centres today to demand better conditions for its members. Continue reading

Government commitment on childcare wages needs to become a reality

The Prime Minister has announced she is committed to solving the current crisis in child care by addressing three key issues namely quality assurance, rising fees and low wages. Continue reading

Childcare summit needs to focus on wages crisis

The Prime Minister has announced today that she will hold a summit with unions and childcare representatives on ways to fix the current crisis in childcare. Continue reading

Soaring childcare costs reinforces the need for urgent Government funding

New research carried out by United Voice shows the cost of childcare in Queensland has jumped by over 10% in one year. Continue reading