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Spate of attacks on paramedics prompts call for community support

Queensland Ambulance Service and United Voice, the union for ambulance officers, are asking for greater community support after three paramedics were violently attacked on the job in three different incidents in the Toowoomba area between 28 – 30 September.

In one incident a paramedic suffered several fractures to his nose and required surgery after he was head-butted by an agitated patient in Highfields.

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Morrison Government must stop pondering and take action on climate change

United Voice will join other unions, First Nations peoples, faith groups and community leaders as they rally with students' Climate Strike actions on 20 September.

United Voice Queensland Branch President Sharron Caddie said climate change was having ever-increasing impacts on working people, particularly those in regional areas affected by floods, fires and droughts.

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Ambulance union calls for more action on hospital crowding

Queensland’s ambulance union is calling for more to be done to fix hospital crowding and ramping in the state’s south east, as recent initiatives have helped to ease pressure.

United Voice Queensland ambulance coordinator Fiona Scalon said members had welcomed moves already rolled out by the State Government, including the rapid offload policy, winter flu strategy, and a record health and ambulance budget.

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Frecklington must rule out cuts to Townsville health services

Deb Frecklington needs to guarantee to the people of North Queensland there won’t be any cuts to Townsville Hospital and Health Service, health workers or ambulance services under the LNP, in her budget address in Townsville tomorrow.

United Voice Queensland Branch Secretary Gary Bullock said local ambulance officers, health professionals and the community had not forgotten the harsh cuts the LNP rolled out in the north under Campbell Newman.

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State Budget’s investment in essential services welcomed

United Voice welcomes a boost to the numbers of paramedics and health professionals, measures to improve officer safety in prisons, and extra teacher aides, all announced in today’s State Budget.

United Voice Coordinator Fiona Scalon said the extra 200 paramedics, along with a 250 boost to the number of health professionals and upgrades to key hospitals, will help to ease pressure on health services.

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Union calls for State Budget to boost funding for essential services

The union representing ambulance officers, health professionals, prison officers, teacher aides and school cleaners, is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to deliver more funding for schools, hospitals and community safety in next week’s State Budget. 

United Voice Queensland President Sharron Caddie said it was more important than ever for the State Labor Government to boost funds in key areas, after the re-election of the Liberal Morrison Government. 

 

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Logan Hospital emergency department overcrowding

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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