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StopBuildingATwoTierHealthSystem

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Queenslanders who rely on public healthcare don’t deserve to be treated like second-class citizens.

That’s why recent moves by Queensland Health to side-track their EBA negotiations are of such concern to health professionals, who are now considering whether to take industrial action.

In addition, changes to IR legislation under the Newman Government have made it easier for QHealth to pass negotiations over to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) without working with unions to achieve a fair outcome - as happened on Wednesday 29 October.

What is Queensland Health Management Up To?

- They’re trying to introduce a new, lower pay point for entry-level staff – which will turn the best and brightest away from public healthcare and push them into the private system.

-They are refusing to increase their pay increase offer from 2.2%, which is significantly less than the official CPI rate of 3.2%  and less than 3% increases recently achieved for workers at several large private operators. Again, not adequately remunerating public HPs will force them into the private system.

-They’re refusing to offer workers a three-year agreement, instead wanting to push workers back to the negotiating table in two years to start all over again.

When you add that to significant job losses across Queensland Health and the ongoing privatisation agenda we’re fighting with our Patients Before Profits campaign, you have a clear pattern of public patients being treated like second-class citizens.

With Queensland Health workers weighing up whether or not to take industrial action over the stalled negotiations, it’s time to get behind them and show them our support.

Sign the petition to send a message to Campbell Newman that his changes to IR legislation should be repealed because we don’t want a two-tiered health system in Queensland.



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