As a result of the QIRC decision being handed down last week, a phone conference was convened with State Council today to discuss the impact of the decision, and strategies for moving forward.
The meeting included:
1. A detailed analysis of the decision and all its pros and cons;
2. The endorsement of a statewide consultation tour of major sites across Queensland conducted by United Voice organisers in the Ambulance section John Webb and Geoff Sharp;
3. A commitment to a face to face meeting of State Council to consider all member feedback from the consultation tour to finalise a campaign plan in response to the decision; and
4. A report from lawyer Charles Massey from specialist industrial law firm Hall Payne in relation to statements in the decision about the running of a Work Value case for Ambulance Officers.
There will be further member updates on points 1 and 4 above shortly.
We will be requesting the release of key delegates for the tour to ensure members are appropriately engaged. Given the current political climate and the adversarial nature of the QAS we fully expect any reasonable request for members to be informed to be actively resisted.
State Council will report back to members on the outcome of their face to face meeting.
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