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Latest Mass Meeting Schedule

Our mass meetings to discuss the recent Queensland Industrial Relations Commission decision on your arbitration case are continuing next week. It’s your opportunity to have a say on the outcome, put questions to your union representatives and help formulate a plan of action for the future. Here is the schedule for next week’s meetings: ·         Monday June 23rd Stanthorpe Station 10am ·         Monday June 23rd  Warwick Station 1pm ·         Tuesday  June 24th Toowoomba  Station 10am ·         Tuesday June 24th Gatton Station 1pm ·         Thursday  June 26th Bundaberg  Station 1pm ·         Friday June 27th Hervey Bay  Station 10am ·         Friday June 27th Maryborough Station 1pm The meetings are open to all staff so make sure you bring your colleagues along who are non- members so they can also take part in these important discussions. If you can’t attend any of these meetings or there is not one scheduled near you please send your comments or questions to john.webb@unitedvoice.org.au Click here to access a copy of this update in PDF form.  

Aggregate Rate Explained

United Voice has received a number of queries about the Aggregate Rate since our member update on the issue. We advised members that United Voice got a commitment from QAS that no member would be worse off as a result of the new Aggregate Rate. Unfortunately, some misinformation has been spread on this issue and this has led to concern and confusion. To reassure members that no one will be worse off – in terms of the Aggregate Rate changes –the correspondence can be accessed by clicking here. Please pay particular attention to point two of the letter from QAS lawyers McCulloch Robertson which states their acceptance of the United Voice position: "The aggregated allowance will be no less than the value of the sum of its constituent parts immediately prior to the introduction of the aggregated allowance". On other matters, we will keep you updated on the consultation tour currently underway. Please get involved in the meetings, get an update on the facts and have your say. The focus now from members, delegates and State Council is to frame a clear and effective response to the attacks on your conditions, workplace health and safety and professionalism. These attacks were plain to see and have left many members worse off. That is why United Voice will take the best advice available – from the vast majority of Ambulance Officers in Queensland as well as from our specialist lawyers to frame an effective campaign strategy to fight back. A copy of this update and the correspondence from QAS legal team can be accessed by clicking here

Mass Meetings Schedule

    Our mass meetings to discuss the recent Queensland Industrial Relations Commission decision on your arbitration case are continuing next week. It’s your opportunity to have a say on the outcome, put questions to your union representatives and help formulate a plan of action for the future. Here is the schedule for next week’s meetings: •                    Monday 16th June, 1pm- Ipswich Station •                    Tuesday 17th June, 1pm- Chermside Station  •                    Tuesday 17th June, 6pm- United Voice office, 27 Peel Street •                    Thursday 19th June, 1pm- Beenleigh Station •                    Thursday 19th June, 6pm- Southport Station The following week we will be visiting the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay areas. Once dates and times are confirmed, we will let you know. The meetings are open to all staff so make sure you bring your colleagues along who are non- members so they can also take part in these important discussions. If you can’t attend any of these meetings or there is not one scheduled near you please send your comments or questions to john.webb@unitedvoice.org.au Click here to access a copy of this update in PDF form

The Facts About A "Work Value" Case

Since the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission’s (QIRC) arbitration, there has been a lot of comment about its references to a Work Value case. Some have taken these references to mean that United Voice should have in the past, or should in the future, run a Work Value case. Further, there is the misapprehension that such a case would win significant pay rises for members.   Continue reading