QNU members take a keen interest in
the industrial, professional and political objectives of the union through
support for our campaigns which recognise the importance of their work.
The Queensland government has announced thousands of jobs will go from Queensland Health. Some of those jobs will include nursing and midwifery.
These cuts directly contradict Premier Campbell Newmanís pre-election promise that his government would deliver Ďmore nurses, not more red tapeí. Read more »
There is a shortage of nurses and midwives in Queensland, and itís getting worse. Queensland Health modelling suggests that their facilities alone will require up to an additional 6000 nurses and midwives to cope with extension of services by 2015. Read more »
Mater management have dragged the chain for more than 10 months on a new enterprise agreement. Itís gone on long enough. Read more »
Most private hospital enterprise agreements are due to expire 30 June 2012, so this is a major year for enterprise bargaining for private hospital nurses and midwives. When members actively engage in bargaining, better outcomes are achieved. Read more »
The QNU has joined forces with its interstate counterparts to launch a new campaign promoting nurses and midwives and their role as champions for quality health and aged care. Read more »
Queensland unions across the state have overwhelmingly supported a "thousand day campaign" to defend Queensland workers and communities against the Newman LNP government cutbacks. Read more »
Ramsay Health Care has grown revenue more than ten-fold over the past decade to $3.7 billion in 2011, yet they want to defer negotiations for a new nurses and midwives agreement until March 2013. Read more »
Late in the evening of 11 July 2012, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP, introduced to state parliament the Penalties and Sentences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012, which included changes to the Industrial Relations Act 1999. Read more »
Negotiations for a new EB8 agreement which details the wages and conditions of all Queensland Health nurses and midwives kicked off in October 2011. This round of negotiations will be unlike any other. The negotiations will occur in the midst of the payroll catastrophe due to which staff morale is at an all-time low and trust in the employer is non-existent. Read more »