It was great to see this comment in the Courier Mail how we have become known as the “real union”. So why is this?
QLD Health aka The employer (the Government) has determined that the only employee representative organisation it will negotiate with on behalf of its employees over employee conditions is the one it has chosen itself. When you think about it, they are hardly going to choose anybody any good now are they?
For the last 20 years nurse wages and conditions are little better than the CPI. QLD Health certainly unlikely to choose an organisation that won't financially support the employer's political wing nor any organisation which will call out the employers failings over such things as "ramping". That is why the Courier Mail has called the NPAQ "the real union".