A new study has revealed a significant number of Queensland ambulance officers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of stress associated with the exposure to trauma that comes with the job.
The study, conducted by Griffith University researchers in partnership with United Voice and the Ambulance Employees’ Association of South Australia, involved 1,216 surveys and 72 interviews with emergency services employees in Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.Read more
Another great year for Australian Super members
It’s been another great year for AustralianSuper members, with the Balanced option – where the majority of member’s funds are invested – delivering its ninth year in a row of positive returns. The return of 11.08% for the year to 30 June 2018 is the fifth year out of the last six that returns have been in double digits and places the investment option in the top three performing funds over 1, 3, 5 and 20 years to 30 June 2018.*
Managers at Milton’s XXXX brewery have shunned their workers from attending 140th celebrations at the site this week, instead requesting staff use their own annual leave to stay home during the exclusive event.
Parent company Lion, owned by beer giant Kirrin, will host the 140th anniversary at the brewery on Thursday, to be attended by dignitaries, politicians, selected upper management and members of the public, while workers who have been there for decades are told to stay away.Read more
Supporters will rally at Cairns airport tomorrow to protest a multinational company’s decision to leave the city without paying local workers their full entitlements. Some delays to travel are expected as a result.
The high visibility action comes as Danish security contractor ISS prepares to cease operations at the airport and terminate its 100 local workers. ISS recently lost the contract for security services at both Cairns and Mackay airports. The officers employed by ISS at Cairns have been told that their employment will finish on 31 August.
The Fair Work Commission has issued an Order stopping industrial action at XXXX Brewery.
Under the terms of the Order:
- No industrial action should be organised, engaged in, or threatened to be engaged in;
- Any organisation or advice by United Voice to engage in any industrial action is withdrawn; and
- The order can be viewed by clicking here.
XXXX workers will join hundreds of community supporters to rally for job security and the right to strike at the final State of Origin game, being played on home turf at Milton’s Suncorp Stadium next week.
United Voice Queensland has given notice to XXXX that the workers on shift will take protected industrial action and join the rally. The union is fighting repeated efforts by XXXX to shut down its workers by using a broken system.
Attacks on the penalty rates of Queensland hospitality workers continue this week after thousands of Queenslanders had their weekend rates slashed on July 1.
Clubs Australia, which represents more than 1,000 clubs in Queensland alone, is back in the Fair Work Commission this week – continuing to attack the pay of their workers just days after general hospitality workers had their weekend rates slashed by 10 percentage points.Read more
The news bulletin for ambulance officer members. In this issue ...
- Professional registration update - Are you ready for registration
- Registration fees announced
- Flu protection: tips to protecting yourself, your family and your patients
- Transfers - Did you know?
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE
Are You Ready For Professional Registration?
United Voice recently met with the registration steering committee for its June meeting to discuss progress of the journey towards National Paramedic Registration.
Minister for Police and Correctional Services Mark Ryan should concentrate on the real issues of safety in our privately run prisons rather than on mock prison riots.
Minister Ryan needs to step up and deal with the serious issues of overcrowding and officer safety, after a bout of major issues at privately run Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.Read more