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.

While we consider the government’s approach to wages, we have determined to postpone today’s protest action outside 1 William Street.

At the moment, the Government’s offer has not yet been formalised.   However, QNMU Council, made up of your elected member representatives from across the state, will meet this Friday to talk through the government’s response in more detail and to determine the important next steps in our campaign, including seeking your feedback. 

Today’s state budget

We also eagerly await news of the health investment contained in today’s state budget. We understand there may be a significant investment in infrastructure and services. 

We will continue to remind the government that infrastructure and services must be complemented by a real plan to increase the number of skilled nurses and midwives working in Queensland. A fair wage rise, which keeps up with the cost of living, is critical to the recruitment and retention of nurses and midwives in this state. 

This is an important step in our campaign but it’s certainly not the last.

We’re sorry for the late notice regarding today’s protest. The action you have taken so far in this campaign resulted in this last-minute shift in the government’s position. Stay tuned for more information on our campaign.