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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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Cairns health budget black hole putting lives at risk

MEDIA RELEASE  13 MARCH 2019:  More paramedics are needed in Cairns to maintain on-road ambulance services to cover Cairns Hospital’s under-resourced Emergency Department, according to United Voice, the union representing Queensland Ambulance Officers

The problem is being felt most acutely in the Cairns Operations Centre with Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) reporting that they’re struggling to assign crews to attend emergencies during periods of peak demand for services.

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UNITED VOICE CALLS FOR MINISTER RYAN TO BE CHARGED WITH MURDER OR GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM

MEDIA RELEASE  6 MARCH 2019: GEO, the US-based operator of Arthur Gorrie jail in Brisbane, is putting lives at risk in order to win a State Government tender to continue running the facility.

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Another 250 paramedics are required to maintain on-road ambulance services

Another 250 paramedics are required to maintain on-road ambulance services to cover ramped crews stuck outside over-stretched emergency departments, according to United Voice, the union representing Queensland Ambulance Officers.

United Voice Queensland Secretary Gary Bullock called on the State Government to fund the extra positions, to make up for health funding ripped out by the Federal Government.

 

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Bonner MP to feel heat over penalty rate cuts

Workers in the bayside suburbs and their union, United Voice, will mark the second anniversary of weekend penalty rate cuts with a high-visability demonstration outside the LNP Bonner MP Ross Vasta’s electorate office this Saturday.

 

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Unions back recommendation to jail dodgy employers for wage theft

MEDIA RELEASE: Queensland Council of Unions

Queensland Unions have backed an in-principle recommendation to jail dodgy employers who deliberately or recklessly underpay workers.

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Qld Children's Hospital workers rally

Non-clinical contract workers at the Queensland Children’s Hospital held a public rally and BBQ outside the hospital on 8 Feb to protest getting paid up to $10 less per hour than Queensland Health employees who do the same job at other hospitals.



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Casino workers' new EBA takes effect

Casino workers at Star Gold Coast are now benefiting from a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement that recently took effect.

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Ambos and health workers to benefit from Labor’s $33M pledge

Members working in health and ambulance services south of Brisbane have won a funding commitment from Labor leader Bill Shorten that would alleviate patient congestion at Logan Hospital’s Emergency Department.

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