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Paramedics clash with Logan Hospital emergency department staff in overcrowding rift

By JESSICA MARSZALEK, EXCLUSIVE, The Courier-Mail
April 10, 2019 4:01pm

FURIOUS paramedics have faced off against emergency department staff in a patient tug of war sparked by hospital overcrowding.

High-level meetings are being held today after paramedics complained to Health Minster Steven Miles that they have been ejected from Logan Hospital by emergency department staff over past 48 hours.

 

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BRISBANE'S NORTH-WEST A BATTLEFIELD IN WAR ON PENALTY RATES

The union representing workers from industries including hospitality, aged care, security and manufacturing has launched a massive, multi-million dollar campaign against the Liberal-National Government’s cuts to penalty rates.

The United Voice campaign is running nationally across TV, radio, print and online media, and will be reinforced on the ground by coordinated national actions, door knocking and phone calls to sway voters in target seats.

 

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CABOOLTURE A BATTLEFIELD IN WAR ON PENALTY RATES

The union representing workers from industries including hospitality, aged care, security and manufacturing has launched a massive, multi-million dollar campaign against the Liberal-National Government’s cuts to penalty rates.

The United Voice campaign is running nationally across TV, radio, print and online media, and will be reinforced on the ground by coordinated national actions, door knocking and phone calls to sway voters in target seats.

 

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LOGAN A BATTLEFIELD IN WAR ON PENALTY RATES

The union representing workers from industries including hospitality, aged care, security and manufacturing has launched a massive, multi-million dollar campaign against the Liberal-National Government’s cuts to penalty rates.

The United Voice campaign is running nationally across TV, radio, print and online media, and will be reinforced on the ground by coordinated national actions, door knocking and phone calls to sway voters in target seats.

 

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BAYSIDE AND SOUTHSIDE A BATTLEFIELD IN WAR ON PENALTY RATES

The union representing workers from industries including hospitality, aged care, security and manufacturing has launched a massive, multi-million dollar campaign against the Liberal-National Government’s cuts to penalty rates.

The United Voice campaign is running nationally across TV, radio, print and online media, and will be reinforced on the ground by coordinated national actions, door knocking and phone calls to sway voters in target seats.

 

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Government action on prison safety welcomed

The union representing prison officers at Queensland’s two private prisons welcomes the State Government’s announcement that the facilities will be brought under public management.
 
United Voice Queensland President Sharron Caddie said it showed the Government and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan had listened to the concerns of workers, after increased lobbying efforts.

 

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PENALTY RATE WIN – 42,000 CLUB WORKERS HAVE PENALTY RATES SAVED IN FWC

On Friday 22 March 42,000 clubs workers had their penalty rates saved.

Workers stood up and fought against a broken system that threatened them with a pay cut.

Through the determination of clubs workers backed by their union, the Fair Work Commission has thrown out a case that would have cut club workers’ pay by $100 a week.

 

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Union fed up with government inaction on private prisons

MEDIA RELEASE: The union representing Queensland’s private prison officers has again hit out at the State Government’s failure to do anything about the dangerous situation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.

United Voice Queensland Secretary Gary Bullock said media reports today showed the Government had missed the point entirely, and their lack of action could be fatal for workers.


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CAIRNS AMBOS FEAR FOR LOCAL LIVES AS HEALTH SITUATION WORSENS

Cairns ambulance officers are increasingly worried Federal funding cuts will have deadly consequences for the community, after a horror day for local crews left ambulance vehicles ramped for hours yesterday (Thursday 14 March).
 
United Voice delegate and Cairns paramedic Jen Miran said she had been ramped for more than two hours, waiting with a patient to be taken in by Cairns Hospital.

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Cairns ambos fear for local lives as health situation worsens

MEDIA RELEASE: Cairns ambulance officers are increasingly worried Federal funding cuts will have deadly consequences for the community, after a horror day for local crews left ambulance vehicles ramped for hours yesterday (Thursday 14 March).           

United Voice delegate and Cairns paramedic Jen Miran said she had been ramped for more than two hours, waiting with a patient to be taken in by Cairns Hospital.

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