We’ve officially kicked off negotiations with Queensland Health (QH) for your next enterprise agreement – EB11. Remember, the outcome of EB11 will determine your next pay increase and conditions for the coming years, so it’s important we all work together to show a united front. This means attending member meetings at your workplace when they are called and, when the time comes, voting in the ballot.

Negotiations are progressing well, and we've now reached in-principle agreement with QH on various issues.

Click here to read the full list of agreed in-principle items

However, when it comes to your wages, we’ve hit a stumbling block. We have written to the Queensland Treasurer and Health Minister seeking an increase of at least 5.1% to your wages and allowances for each year of the agreement. Currently, the government’s current wages policy is 2.5%. As of 23 June 2022, we believe we have shifted the state government on their public sector wages policy, which is a direct result of thousands of QNMU members emailing the Treasurer and member meetings that have occurred across the state. We will have more to say about this very soon.
  
The QNMU is also seeking to secure various initiatives around gender pay equity, including lifting your penalty rates to be in line with those of male dominated (and all other) occupations in Queensland.

We are determined to see a fair outcome for members - one that acknowledges the crucial role nurses and midwives play in our health system.

The QNMU is the only union at the bargaining table representing nurses and midwives throughout the negotiations. Members are encouraged to keep an eye on their emails for the latest updates on everything EB11.

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Latest updates

  • EB11: Movement on government's wages policy
    Published: 23 June 2022

    We believe we have shifted the state government on their public sector wages policy, which is a direct result of thousands of QNMU members emailing the Treasurer and member meetings.
    Read more

  • Today's public sector wages protest POSTPONED
    Published: 21 June 2022

    Good news - we believe we have shifted the state government on their wages policy, which is a direct result of our EB11 campaign and member meetings that have occurred across the state.
    Read more

  • EB11: Here's where we're up to with negotiations
    Published: 09 June 2022

    We’ve managed to reach in-principle agreement with Queensland Health on a range of issues for your next enterprise agreement (EB11), which will set out your wages and working conditions for the next few years.
    Read more

  • Important EB11 meeting near you
    Published: 08 June 2022

    QNMU members are invited to an important union meeting in your local area to send a message to the Treasurer that a 2.5% wage increase isn’t good enough.
    Read more