See below for the QNU’s industrial news:
It’s been a huge year for our private sector members with more than 30 new enterprise agreements negotiated and locked in over the past few months.
The Newman Government has decided to penalise Queenslanders for Australia’s economic stability during the past few years.
Unions are yet again in the LNP government’s crosshairs as Campbell Newman and his team continue the distraction of union bashing in favour of delivering genuine policy and governance.
Negotiations for two of the three big employers in the school sector recently wrapped up. Catholic school employees recently voted to approve a three-year deal with pay increases of 2.7% per year from May 2012 for non-teaching staff. This agreement was approved by Fair Work Australia (renamed the Fair Work Commission from 1 January 2013) in late 2012.
Our members at Haematology and Oncology Clinics of Australia (HOCA) are heading back to ballot for the third time after voting down what they considered a sub-standard agreement twice last year.
The Nurses Award 2010 was reviewed and refreshed recently ensuring nurses and midwives are covered by a coherent and contemporary award. Under the Fair Work Act 2009, all modern awards must be regularly reviewed by the Fair Work Commission (FWC—formerly Fair Work Australia).
In a disturbing development for all workers in Queensland, the Newman Government recently rushed through changes to the Industrial Relations Act 1999 (IR Act) in the Queensland Parliament.
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