31st Annual Queensland Nurses Union conference - keeping nursing and midwifery strong
Published: 10 July 2012
The Queensland Nurses Union’s (QNU) 31st annual conference will be held over the next three days – 11, 12 and 13 July 2012 - at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Boulevard Level, South Brisbane.
More than 275 delegates, representing nearly 50,000 nurses and midwives from hospitals, community health facilities and aged care facilities throughout Queensland, will discuss a range of industrial relations, health and political issues.
The QNU, which was founded in 1982, is now Queensland’s largest union and is expected to pass 50,000 financial members during or shortly after the conference.
QNU secretary, Beth Mohle, said this year’s conference has a restructured agenda, so delegates can focus on the changed political and industrial relations landscape in Queensland.
“The QNU was able to lock down a new public-sector enterprise bargaining agreement for nurses and midwives – EB8 – shortly after the March 24 election. However, nurses and midwives, in all sectors, are still watching closely the job losses and reduced pay offers being made to others by the new State Government. Negotiations for our EB9 will commence before the next scheduled State election.
“Conference 2012 will also prepare delegates for a national campaign ahead of next year’s federal election - Australian nurses and midwives: you couldn’t be in better hands – which is scheduled for launching in Queensland in August,” Ms Mohle said.
MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE:
There are no politicians addressing the conference this year. Business sessions are closed to the media, but media outlets will be notified of any significant resolutions passed by the conference.
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