Qld Teacher Union rally on Tuesday 21 August
Qld Uncut rally Thursday 23rd August (Social services organisations campaign)
Combined Unions rally (will be very large!!) Wednesday 12th September.
also info below on activities in other parts of Qld
[Thanks Ross and Jim]
[Editor’s Note: this material is from Qld Council of Unions]
‘Stand for Queensland’ State-wide Community Day of Action
The Stand for Queensland State-wide Community Day of Action is fast approaching.
Attached are the following resources for promoting the Day of Action:
- PDF flyer promoting the Brisbane event;
- A word flyer that you can edit and add details of workplace events;
- An order form where you can directly order merchandise for the Day of Action or for promoting the campaign through your membership.
Please Note: to ensure delivery by 12 September 2012, orders must be received by 21 August 2012
Click below to go to the website (currently still Charter badged but to be refreshed with new branding by 29 August 2012) to access flyers containing details about regional events.
Brisbane Day of Action flyer http://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DAY-OF-ACTION-4-pdf.pdf
Toowoomba Day of Action flyer – http://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Toowoomba-Day-of-Action.pdf
Mackay Day of Action flyer – http://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Mackay-Day-of-Action.pdf
Townsville Day of Action flyer – http://charterforqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DAY-OF-ACTION-Townsville-12-9-12.pdf
Mackay and Moranbah Week of Action
The Mackay and Moranbah Week of Action is confirmed for 22—26 October 2012.
A draft schedule of events will be released shortly, however key activities will occur as follows:
10 October Mackay and Moranbah Delegates Preparation Session
22 October- evening QCU Branch meeting and Delegates Welcome function
23 October QCU Executive meeting
24 October workplace events
25 October Moranbah (optional)
26 October Mackay and Moranbah Delegates debrief
Please find attached an enrolment form for Mackay and Moranbah delegates to attend the preparation session on 10 October 2012. Please note: the return date for enrolment is 28 September 2012
This event is critically important to ensure delegates have a plan to strengthen their union during the Week of Action.
2012 State Wage Case
On 16 August 2012 the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission handed down its decision in the 2012 State Wage Case. The commission awarded an increase of 2.9% or $20.50 per week, whichever is the greater.
This decision which also increases allowances by 2.9% is the same as the increase awarded by Fair work Australia in the 2012 Annual Wage Review.
The increase lifts the Queensland Minimum Wage to $630.70 per week which remains ahead of the Federal Minimum Wage of $606.40.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Many affiliates are calling on all members to show their support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is a ground-breaking reform to make a real improvement to the lives of people with a disability, their families and their carers. It is the sort of health reform that should have been passed many years ago.
Premier Newman recently commented that Queensland cannot afford the NDIS trial. Yet his own June 2012 Treasury booklet describes Queenslands economic position as one of relative financial strength compared with other Australian states.
Please take the time to follow the link below to join the campaign which calls upon Premier Newman to urgently reassess the state governments funding commitments, to immediately place disability support as the states highest priority.
Click here to show your support for the NDIS.
Whats on in the next Fortnight?
Uncut Rally Stop the Cuts March on Parliament 5.00pm
Meet King George Square and March to Parliament, George Street
QTU EB7 Rally 5.00pm Parliament House, George St, Brisbane
QCU Stand for Queensland Workers Compensation Campaign Launch 11am Level 2 TLC Building
Stand for Queensland State-wide Community Day of Action
Queensland Asbestos Related Disease Support Society Charity Race Day @ Doomben Racecourse
APHEDA Trivia Night
Emma Miller Awards Night
Mackay and Moranbah Communities Stand for Queensland Week
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