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Katrina Grace Kelly (ne Grace Collier) feature writer for the Saturday Australian had this to say about NPAQ  ...

When it comes to understanding unions and industrial relations, the Coalition suffers a natural disadvantage due to the large numbers of lawyers in its ranks.

Generally speaking, the legal approach is managerial and remote, emotionally inhibited and politically off-kilter. The answer to every workplace relations problem is always another law because what the world needs is more legal people, writing long indignant letters to each other, containing threats of injunction applications, and other expensive and unhelpful procedures.

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Retired Nurse sued by Queensland Health

QHealth Nurse sued for overpayment

Payroll bungle: Retired nurse sued over long service pay

A retired nurse, who worked in public hospitals for almost 50 years, is being sued by Queensland Health over a miscalculated long-service leave payment they admit was a “system error”.

DAN KNOWLES, PETER GLEESON, Exclusive, The Courier-Mail  September 29, 2019 

THE State Government is suing a retired intensive care nurse for $40,000 in bungled long service leave payments despite Queensland Health admitting the mistake was a result of its own “system error”.

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Safety Fears After Drugs Smuggled Into Townsville Hospital

Following a breaking story by Courier Mail reporter Des Houghton where nurses’ lives were placed in jeopardy from potentially fatal needle stick injury and threatening behaviour from a patient’s partner, the Nurses Professional Association of Queensland (NPAQ) calls for a complete management overhaul at Townsville HHS. 

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Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Name Change Survey

We surveyed our members about the proposed name change of Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. These were the results:

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9 NEWS covers the unpaid wages scandal at St Vincent's hospital

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St Vincents Staff Bullied and Gagged over Unpaid Wages

A SCATHING 158 page report is alleging St Vincent's Private Hospital potentially owes millions in unpaid wages to its staff, it can be revealed.

The Chronicle has obtained access to the huge document, which makes a number of controversial claims about practices at St Vincent's including allegations employees were "gagged" before being given what they were owed, denied requests for records of their employment and that senior management used "bullying tactics" on those who spoke up.

The report made a number of claims denied by the hospital. 

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Spectacular Victory reported by the Courier Mail

Thanks to you we are the mouse that roared!  

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NPAQ's recent win for unpaid nurses has hit the news, we are thrilled that we got our members back pay and it's quite ironic that our actions and not the QNMU's got millions of dollars in backpay for QNMU members also. It's a win-win for QLD nurses.  

If you have concerns about underpayment contact us for a complimentary assessment and advice.

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612 ABC Assist. Secretary on UnitingCare Health victory

Listen to the clip below.

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QNMU side with management to silence nurses

UnitingCare Health and QNMU cosy up to prevent Nurses having a voice.

The QNMU have announced today that that will spend roughly $20,000 of nurse member money engaging two barristers and a senior lawyer in their bid to ensure a group of nurses don't have a say during enterprise bargaining negotiations...

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Letter to QNMU 15 June UCH

View letter sent to QNMU regarding UnitingCare Health bargaining below.

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