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  • $1500 Queensland hardship payment available
    Published: 04 August 2020

    The Qld government is offering a $1500 hardship payment to any Queensland worker who tests positive to COVID-19 or has been directed to self-isolate for 14 days.
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  • What the aged care lockdown means for you
    Published: 03 August 2020

    You may be aware that aged care facilities (both private and public) across various South East Queensland Local Government Areas are now in lockdown. It follows the confirmation of numerous COVID-19 cases recorded in Brisbane.
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  • URGENT reminder for nurses and midwives
    Published: 01 August 2020

    It is vitally important that health care workers stay home if you are feeling at all unwell, get tested as soon as possible, and inform your workplace immediately.
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  • Paid Pandemic Leave for aged care
    Published: 29 July 2020

    Aged care workers under an Award will soon be entitled to two weeks' paid leave
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  • Has your employer applied for your bonus?
    Published: 27 July 2020

    Aged care employers have until 31 July 2020 to apply on behalf of nursing staff for the federal government’s aged care workforce retention bonus grant.
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  • Thousands recovered in unpaid laundry allowance
    Published: 27 July 2020

    When QNMU members at Regis Whitfield in Cairns realised they weren’t receiving their laundry allowance, they contacted the QNMU for assistance.
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  • Joint statement on extension of JobKeeper scheme
    Published: 17 July 2020

    The Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Queensland Council of Unions jointly call on the Federal Government to extend and expand the JobKeeper scheme.
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  • Aged care providers cut staff on Earle Haven anniversary
    Published: 10 July 2020

    Queensland private aged care providers are continuing to cut aged care staff in the lead up to the anniversary of the Earle Haven aged care crisis tomorrow.
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  • Aged care bonus: Deadline approaching for applications
    Published: 09 July 2020

    Aged care nursing staff who are eligible for the retention bonus will only receive it if their employer makes an application by Friday 31 July 2020.
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  • Shifts reinstated following unacceptable roster changes
    Published: 09 July 2020

    Members at Brisbane Private Hospital were concerned to discover their shifts had either been cancelled or changed without request or reasonable notice recently.
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  • Uluru Statement from the Heart - show your support
    Published: 06 July 2020

    The QNMU’s First Nations Reference Group is calling on QNMU members to show their support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
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  • Department of Health reinstated as employer of QH nurses and midwives
    Published: 06 July 2020

    A recent amendment to the Hospital and Health Boards Regulation 2012 reinstated the Department of Health as the employer of all non-executive health services employees.
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  • Unpaid interns now entitled to injury compensation
    Published: 06 July 2020

    As of 1 July 2020, unpaid interns are now considered to be ‘workers’ under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and entitled to compensation for work-related injuries.
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  • Joan Hardy Scholarship for nursing research
    Published: 06 July 2020

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is once again running its Joan Hardy scholarship – valued at $5000. offering this scholarship in 2020. Applications close Friday 31 July 2020.
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  • The government needs to hear this: Stop the cuts
    Published: 06 July 2020

    We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, but right now aged care providers are slashing nursing staff across the board and even selling off facilities, despite receiving record funding from the government.
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  • Aged care cuts: urgent QNMU member meeting
    Published: 03 July 2020

    You may have heard that numerous aged care providers are making drastic cuts to nursing hours right across Queensland, including Blue Care, TriCare, Bolton Clarke, Sunnymeade and PresCare.
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  • Extend JobKeeper, retain JobSeeker
    Published: 02 July 2020

    Despite the obvious need for support, the Morrison government still hasn’t announced if JobKeeper and JobSeeker will be extended past September.
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  • Frontline aged care staff cut
    Published: 01 July 2020

    Queensland aged care providers are cutting frontline aged care staff from private facilities throughout the state at a time when they are needed most.
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  • QNMU takes aged care issues to the top
    Published: 29 June 2020

    A lack of preparation, poor staffing levels, and lack of transparency and reporting … these are just some of the concerning issues the QNMU highlighted in a recent letter addressed to Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
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  • Help fight trend of nursing cuts
    Published: 29 June 2020

    In a disturbing trend, QNMU aged care members are reporting attempts by their employers to cut frontline nursing staff. These cuts come at a time when facilities need nursing staff the most.
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