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Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees v State of Queensland (Department of Health)[2016] QIRC 114

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees v State of Queensland (Department of Health)[2016] QIRC 114

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees v State of Queensland (Department of Health) & Ors [2016] QIRC 114

PARTIES:

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees

v

State of Queensland (Department of Health)

and

State of Queensland (Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service)

and

State of Queensland (Metro North Hospital and Health Service)

and

State of Queensland (Metro South Hospital and Health Service)

and

State of Queensland (Department of Health  - Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service)

and

State of Queensland (Townsville Hospital and Health Service)

CASE NOS:

CA/2016/49

CA/2016/50

CA/2016/51

CA/2016/52

CA/2016/54

CA/2015/55

CA/2016/56

CA/2016/57

CA/2016/58

CA/2016/59

CA/2016/60

CA/2016/61

CA/2016/62

CA/2016/63

PROCEEDING:

Applications to Amend Protected Action Ballot Orders

DELIVERED ON:

28 October 2016

HEARING DATE:

26 October 2016

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

MEMBER:

Vice President Linnane

ORDER:

Applications Dismissed

CATCHWORDS:

Applications for variation of protected action ballot orders under s 11 of Schedule 4 of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 - Applications dismissed.

CASES:

Industrial Relations Act 1999, s 176, Schedule 4

State Government Departments Certified Agreement 2009 (CA/2012/87 and CA/2012/88) - Decision

APPEARANCES:

Mr K McKay, of Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees.

Mr G Khoury, of State of Queensland (Department of Health).

Decision

  1. [1]
    Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees (Together Queensland) have, since 26 September 2016, filed in the Industrial Registry ninety-three (93) applications for Orders for Protected Action Ballots (Orders) in respect of various employees of the Department of Health and the various Hospital and Health Services in Queensland.  Schedule 1 to this Decision is a document outlining each such application noting the date the application was filed, the Electoral Commission Queensland's (ECQ) ballot closing date, the date of each Order issued in respect of those applications and the Term of each Order.
  1. [2]
    Together Queensland filed an application to amend the orders in CA/2016/49, CA/2016/50, CA/2016/52 and CA/2016/54 - CA/2016/59 on 18 October 2016.  In that application Together Queensland sought a closing date for the Protected Action Ballots of 14 November 2016 and the term of the Orders to expire on 15 November 2016.  This application was made by Alexander Scott, the Secretary of Together Queensland.  The affirmation forming part of the application relevantly provides as follows:

"a. The current closing date for voting in the protected action ballots are 29 November 2016 for matters 49, 50, 52, 54, 55 and 57 and 1 December 2016 for matters 58 and 59.

 

c. A delay of some seven weeks to conduct a protected action ballot is unreasonable.

d. The legislation requires the hearing to be conducted within 2 days of the application being made thus placing a legislative emphasis on the ballot occurring in a timely fashion.

e. The legislation has a specific provision to enable the ECQ to make application about the timing of the ballot.

f. Any resourcing inadequacies of the ECQ are not grounds for an unreasonable delay in the timing of the ballot as prescribed by the act.

g. Undue delay derogates from the policy objective of the legislation in supporting enterprise bargaining."

  1. [3]
    No further evidence was adduced by Together Queensland in support of this application at the hearing.
  1. [4]
    In respect of nine of these applications, the ECQ in an e-mail of 12 October 2016 confirmed it had received the nine Together Queensland applications for Protected Action Ballots (i.e. CA/2016/49 - CA/2016/57) and further stated that "[d]ue to the volume and current workload it is recommended that the ballot close date be Tuesday 29 November 2016".  This correspondence from the ECQ was forwarded to Together Queensland on 17 October 2016.
  1. [5]
    The second application, filed on 20 October 2016, is made by Kate Flanders, the Assistant Secretary of Together Queensland.  This application seeks a similar decision in respect of the Orders sought to be amended in this application as those sought in the first application i.e. those outlined in paragraph [2] hereof.  The Affidavit of Ms Flanders is essentially in the same terms as the Affidavit of Mr Scott referred to in paragraph [2] of this decision.  Once again no further evidence was adduced by Together Queensland in support of this second application at the hearing.
  1. [6]
    Together Queensland sought to have this second application joined with the application filed on 18 October 2016.  The matters were not formally jointed at the hearing of these applications on 27 October 2016 but the hearing proceeded as if both applications were joined.  This decision is in respect of both applications.

[7] Schedule 1 to this Decision indicates that Together Queensland has, between 26 September 2016 and 27 October 2016 lodged ninety-eight (98) applications for Protected Action Ballots in relation to employees of the Department of Health and various Hospitals and Health Services throughout Queensland.  At the time of writing this decision both the Industrial Registry and the ECQ expect further similar applications to be filed in the Industrial Registry by Together Queensland.  The number of further applications and/or the timeframes within which such applications will be filed is unknown to the staff of the Industrial Registry and/or the ECQ. 

[8] In accordance with the legislation the Orders in respect of each application filed have been issued within two (2) business days of the filing of the applications.  One such application sought a Protected Action Ballot in respect of one person only i.e. CA/2016/53 filed on 11 October 2016.  Given that the legislative process is for a secret ballot of employees I conducted a hearing in respect of this matter on 13 October 2016 and, after hearing from the parties, indicated that I would not issue the Order in respect of this application.

[9] The ECQ has notified that the work involved from the ECQ's office in respect of each application is the same regardless of whether the ballot sought is in respect of 3 employees, 3,000 or 30,000 employees.  Some of these applications involve three employees only.  Together Queensland has determined to file these ninety-three (93) applications over a period in excess of one month.  It is clearly entitled to seek the views of its members in that manner before filing such applications and to file them in the manner in which Together Queensland determines.  As Together Queensland submitted during the hearing, there is no restriction placed on industrial organisations as to how they organise their affairs in this regard.

[10] There was no evidence before me that Together Queensland put the ECQ on notice prior to 26 September 2016, or at any time subsequent to that date, as to the number of Protected Action Ballot applications it would file in the Industrial Registry and thus the number of ballots the ECQ was likely to be asked to conduct in the foreseeable future.  Had Together Queensland provided the ECQ with such information at an early date it is likely that the ECQ would have made arrangements to engage additional staff to assist in having these ballots conducted in a manner that may have satisfied Together Queensland.

[11] Prior to the Commission issuing any of these Protected Action Ballot Orders, the view of the ECQ was sought on an appropriate closing date for the ballot given that it is the ECQ that is required to conduct the ballot.  In the first thirteen (13) applications filed by Together Queensland (those filed between 26 September 2016 and 7 October 2016) the closing dates provided by the ECQ ranged from 28 October 2016 to 23 November 2016.  No issue has been taken by Together Queensland in respect of those Orders.

[12] On 14 October 2016 Together Queensland lodged an application to amend the closing date in respect of CA/2016/52.  That application contained no grounds whatsoever and no evidence in support of an amendment to the Orders was adduced.  In that application Together Queensland sought a ballot closing date of 13 November 2016.  That application was heard on 18 October 2016 and dismissed on that occasion.  At the hearing of that application Together Queensland admitted that if successful in this one application it would file applications to amend all other Orders for Protected Action Ballots issued in CA/2016/49 - CA/2016/52 and CA/2016/54 - CA/2016/63. 

[13]  During the course of the hearing in CA/2016/52 I addressed the lack of grounds and/or evidence to support the Together Queensland application.  In the current applications Together Queensland has, at least, included some grounds in its applications but it has once again failed to adduce any evidence which would warrant the amendment sought by Together Queensland to the Orders issued on 13 October 2016, 17 October 2016 and 18 October 2016 i.e. the Orders the subject of these applications.

[14] During the course of the hearing on 18 October 2016, it became clear that Together Queensland still had many more applications for Protected Action Ballots to be filed in the Industrial Registry.  I thus became concerned that some of the future orders may have a closing date in January 2017 as I had no knowledge of when Together Queensland would file its remaining applications.  Since 18 October 2016 Together Queensland has filed a further sixty-nine (69) applications for Protected Action Ballots.

[15] On 19 October 2016 I caused communication with the ECQ to seek their assistance in having the remaining Together Queensland ballots close no later than 16 December 2016 i.e. provided Together Queensland filed its remaining applications shortly thereafter.  On the following day I was advised that additional staff would be given to the ECQ officer responsible for these ballots thus enabling the closing date of all ballots to be no later than 16 December 2016.  Unfortunately Together Queensland is still filing Protected Action Ballots some nine (9) days after the hearing of that application.

[16] In the applications currently before me Together Queensland relies upon a decision of Commissioner Fisher in Re: State Government Departments Certified Agreement 2009[1]. This was an application by Together Queensland to vary the closing dates for two protected action ballots of employees covered by the Core Certified Agreement.  In that decision Commissioner Fisher stated:

 "[9] The Commission has given consideration to the matters raised by the Union as well as those issues identified by the ECQ in its correspondence.  The critical issue highlighted by this application is the capacity of the ECQ to conduct the ballots in a timely and efficient manner in light of the number of applications for protected action ballots that the Union has made.

 [10] Having determined that the ECQ is to be the body which conducts ballots it is the responsibility of government to ensure that the ECQ is adequately resourced.  The ballots have to be meaningful in the context of the negotiations for a new certified agreement that are occurring.  Moreover, undue delay derogates from the policy objective of supporting enterprise agreements.

 [11] However, the capacity of the ECQ to conduct the ballots earlier than originally determined is a genuine, practical issue which has to be considered.  In an endeavor to balance the competing interests the Commission has decided to bring forward the closing date of both ballots to 10 September 2012."

[17] In the matter before Commissioner Fisher the Orders required a closing date for the ballots of 28 September 2012 and 2 October 2012.  Together Queensland had sought a closing date of 26 August 2012 in the application.  In that case the ECQ had received seventy-one (71) Orders for Protected Action Ballots.  It should also be noted that the ballots in 2012 were conducted at a time prior to Australia Post's new postage regime.  The new regime means that postage can now take a substantially longer period to arrive at its destination than the time taken in 2012.  Whilst the ECQ is delivering the ballots via priority post the return of such ballots is via ordinary post.  The time taken by Australia Post to return ballots by ordinary post could take a period in excess of seven days or longer depending upon the region from where the ballot is posted.

[18] Whilst I agree with Commissioner Fisher's comment that "it is the responsibility of government to ensure that the ECQ is adequately resourced", it would be very difficult for the government/ECQ to adequately resource the organisation for a potential of one hundred (100) plus applications and orders for Protected Action Ballots unless Together Queensland put the ECQ on notice of the extensive number of such applications in late September 2016.  Without notice, the ECQ could not foresee the number of Together Queensland applications and orders.  In my view the provision of adequate resources is dependent upon knowledge of the need for those additional resources.

[19] As mentioned previously there is no evidence before me as to any difficulties faced by Together Queensland with the closing date timeframes in the Orders the subject of these applications.  Further, no evidence was adduced from Together Queensland that it had placed the ECQ on notice in September 2016 when the first application was filed in the Commission of the numbers of applications Together Queensland would make for Protected Action Ballots and the timing of the filing of those applications. 

[20] Together Queensland is still unable to advise how many more applications will be filed and when those applications will be filed.  Together Queensland has now had difficulty with two sets of Protected Action Ballot Orders – one in the Core State Government Agreement in 2012 and one in the Queensland Health arena in 2016.  Advanced planning on the part of Together Queensland might have seen it provide advice to the ECQ, in or about the time of filing the first application for Protected Action Ballots on 26 September 2016, as to the likely number of applications and the timeframe within which those applications would be filed.  Such advice would have enabled the ECQ to appropriately resource its office. 

[21] With advance notice the Queensland Government and/or the ECQ would have been given the opportunity to ensure the ECQ had the necessary resources to conduct the ballots sought by Together Queensland in a timely fashion.  Together Queensland failed to put the ECQ on notice of the need for additional resources.  Together Queensland is still unable to provide such advice.

[22] If Together Queensland wish to file applications for Protected Action Ballots in future in the numbers in which they have filed these Department of Health/Hospital and Health Services applications, and, if Together Queensland seek to have such ballots conducted in a more timely fashion, it will be incumbent on Together Queensland to advise the ECQ formally of the likely number of such ballots to be conducted by the ECQ and the timeframe within which such applications will be filed.

[23] On 25 October 2016 Together Queensland filed a further application to amend Orders issued in CA/2016/64 - CA/2016/114 i.e. those filed between 18 October 2016 and 20 October 2016.  Together Queensland is still filing applications for Orders for Protected Action Ballots as at the date of writing this decision.   In respect of these applications Together Queensland is seeking closing dates for the ballots of 17 November 2016, 18 November 2016 and 21 November 2016.  I doubt that Together Queensland has considered the new Australia Post regime with respect to the current delay in the ordinary post.

[24] As mentioned previously there is no legislative prohibition on Together Queensland filing its applications for Protected Action Ballots in the manner in which it has filed these applications.  Similarly, there is no legislative prohibition on the ECQ conducting the ballots in the manner which enables it to meet its current workload.  Had the ECQ been put on notice, on or about 26 September 2016, of the anticipated applications and the timeframes in which Together Queensland would be filing those applications, then the ECQ would have been in a position to conduct its business in a different fashion e.g. by engaging more staff and thus being in a position to conduct the ballots in a more timely manner.

[25] Given the lack of any evidence being adduced by Together Queensland which would warrant a change in any of the closing ballot dates, and, given that Together Queensland has not provided the ECQ with advance notice of these applications which would have enabled them to undertake these ballots in a much shorter timeframe, I am not prepared to amend the closing date for the ballots on the Orders the subject of these applications.  

[26] Finally it should be noted that when I asked the ECQ to seek to have all these ballots completed by 16 December 2016 (i.e. on 19 October 2016) I had an expectation that Together Queensland would file any further applications within the following week i.e. by 25 October 2016.  It is apparent that Together Queensland continues to file such applications beyond that date. 

[27] I thus dismiss each of the applications.

SCHEDULE 1

Details of Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees Applications

for Protected Action Ballots filed in respect of employees in the

Department of Health/Hospital and Health Services

 

Matter No.

HHS

Health Work Unit

Date Filed

ECQ Ballot Close Date

Date of Order

Term of Order - In Force Until

  1.  

CA/2016/35

Metro South

Allied Health Assistants, Logan Hospital

26.09.2016

28.10.2016

27.09.2016

From 27.09.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/36

Townsville

Kirwan Health Campus

30.09.2016

07.11.2016

05.10.2016

From 05.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/37

Sunshine Coast

Emergency Dept, Nambour Hospital

30.09.2016

07.11.2016

05.10.2016

From 05.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/38

Children's Health Qld

Bookings Section, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

30.09.2016

07.11.2016

05.10.2016

From 05.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/39

Dept of Health

eHealth, Rockhampton Hospital

30.09.2016

07.11.2016

05.10.2016

From 05.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/40

Gold Coast

Clinical Coders, Gold Coast University Hospital

05.10.2016

07.11.2016

10.10.2016

From 10.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/41

Cairns and Hinterland

Admin Officers, Atherton Hospital

05.10.2016

07.11.2016

06.10.2016

From 06.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/43

Metro North

Emergency Medicine, Prince Charles Hospital

06.10.2016

14.11.2016

10.10.2016

From 10.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/44

Central Queensland

Admin Officers, Gladstone Hospital

06.10.2016

14.11.2016

10.10.2016

From 10.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/45

Cairns and Hinterland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers, Cairns Hospital

06.10.2016

14.11.2016

10.10.2016

From 10.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/46

Dept of Health

Pathology, Townsville Hospital

06.10.2016

14.11.2016

10.10.2016

From 10.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/47

16 separate HHS

Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Dental Officers, State of Qld

07.10.2016

23.11.2016

11.10.2016

From 11.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/48

16 separate HHS

Admin Officers and Dental Assistants, State of Qld

07.10.2016

23.11.2016

11.10.2016

From 11.10.2016 for 1 month

  1.  

CA/2016/49

Dept of Health

eHealth Qld Metro North Service Delivery Unit

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/50

Metro North

Chermside Community Health Centre

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/51

Central Queensland

Librarians, Rockhampton Hospital Health Sciences Library

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/52

Cairns and Hinterland

Mental Health & ATODS

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/53

Dept of Health

eHealth, Gladstone Hospital

11.10.2016

Finalised on Transcript - 13.10.2016.  Only one employee entitled to be balloted.

  1.  

CA/2016/54

Dept of Health

eHealth, Bundaberg Hospital

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/55

Metro South

Mental Health Unit, PA Hospital

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/56

Townsville

Magnetic Island Health Service

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/57

Cairns and Hinterland

Emergency Dept, Cairns Hospital

11.10.2016

29.11.2016

13.10.2016

29.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/58

Metro South

BEMS, PA Hospital

13.10.2016

01.12.2016

17.10.2016

01.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/59

Cairns and Hinterland

Medical Imaging, Cairns Hospital

13.10.2016

01.12.2016

17.10.2016

01.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/60

Metro South

Medical Records, QEII Hospital

14.10.2016

08.12.2016

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/61

Metro South

Day Surgery and Treatment Unit, and in Speciality Outpatients

14.10.2016

08.12.2016

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/62

Townsville

Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Day Services

14.10.2016

08.12.2016

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/63

Metro North

Allied Health Assistants, Prince Charles Hospital

14.10.2016

08.12.2016

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/64

Dept of Health

Payroll Services, Cairns

14.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/65

Metro North

Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/66

Metro South

Cancer Services Executive Suite, PA Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/67

Dept of Health

Pathology Qld, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/68

Central Queensland

Director Secretaries and Executive Secretaries, Rockhampton Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/69

Metro North

Medical Records, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/70

Cairns and Hinterland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Management Unit, Cairns

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/71

Gold Coast

Clinical Coders, Robina Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/72

Cairns and Hinterland

Innisfail Community Health Centre

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/73

Dept of Health

Radiation and Nuclear Science, Coopers Plains

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/74

Metro North

Hyperbaric Health Practitioners, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

18.10.2016

08.12.2016

20.10.2016

08.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/75

Metro South

Dietetics, PA Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/76

Metro South

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, PA Hospital

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/77

Sunshine Coast

Health Practitioners, Caloundra Hospital

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/78

Dept of Health

Library and Radiation & Nuclear Science Unit, Qld Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/79

Cairns and Hinterland

Admin Stream, Innisfail Hospital

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/80

Metro South

Intensive Care Unit, PA Hospital

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/81

Metro South

Birthing Suite and Maternity Assessment Unit, Logan Hospital

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/82

Gold Coast

Emergency, Gold Coast University Hospital

19.10.2016

 

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/83

West Moreton

Ward 5b Children's Sunshine Ward, Ipswich Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/84

Dept of Health

Anatomical Pathology, PA Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/85

Metro North

BEMS, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/86

West Moreton

Adult Acute Short Stay, Maternity & Gynaecology, Ward 7b Medical, Ward 7a Acute Medical Unit, Blue Suite Lv6, Ipswich Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/87

Gold Coast

Clinical Records, Robina Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/88

Metro North

AO Classification, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/89

Gold Coast

Medical Assessment Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/90

Darling Downs

Rehab and Recovery Centre Mental Health, Bailie Henderson Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/91

Metro South

Ward Admin Officers, PA Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/92

Dept of Health

Infrastructure Programs, Program & Project Delivery Branch, Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills and eHealth Gladstone SDU

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/93

West Moreton

Medical Records, Ipswich Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/94

West Moreton

Switchboard Dept, Ipswich Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/95

Metro North

Emergency Dept, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/96

Children's Health Qld

Revenue, Safety & Wellbeing, Facilities Management & Supply Services and Learning & Workforce Development, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

19.10.2016

12.12.2016

21.10.2016

12.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/97

Metro North

Information Technology Operations

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/98

Dept of Health

eHealth Contracts and Procurement, Corporate Services

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/99

West Moreton

Medical Admin, Ipswich Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/100

Metro North

Physiotherapists, Prince Charles Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/101

Metro South

Physiotherapy Dept, PA Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/102

Sunshine Coast

Community Chronic Conditions Service at Nambour, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Noosa and Gympie

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/103

Darling Downs

Community Health Freshney House - Chronic Disease; Oncology Outpatients; Renal Outpatients; Clinical Admin - Return to Work, Toowoomba Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/104

Dept of Health

eHealth Central Service Delivery Unit Central West, Longreach Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/105

Sunshine Coast

Legal Unit and Procedural Government Unit, Nambour

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/106

Metro North

Alcohol Drug Information Services, Biala City Community Health Centre

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/107

Metro North

Physiotherapist Assistants, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/108

Metro South

Medical Records, Logan Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/109

Children's Health Qld

Respiratory Laboratory; Respiratory and Sleep Unit

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/110

Children's Health Qld

Endocrinology & Diabetes Dept; Rheumatology and Haematology

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/111

Sunshine Coast

Acute Allied Health Services, Nambour Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/112

Darling Downs

Admin Officers, Toowoomba Hospital, Unara Building

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/113

Dept of Health

Payroll Portfolio, Ipswich Pay Office

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/114

Dept of Health

Pathology, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

20.10.2016

14.12.2016

24.10.2016

14.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/115

Metro South

Emergency Dept, Logan Hospital

21.10.2016

21.11.2016

25.10.2016

21.11.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/116

16 separate HHS

Public, Preventative and Environmental Health

24.10.2016

15.12.2016

25.10.2016

15.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/117

16 separate HHS

Public, Preventative and Environmental Health as Health Practitioners and Dental Officers

24.10.2016

15.12.2016

25.10.2016

15.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/118

Dept of Health

Queensland Health Payroll, Meadowbrook

24.10.2016

15.12.2016

25.10.2016

15.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/119

Metro North

Health Practitioners, Cardiac Services Unit, Prince Charles Hospital

25.10.2016

01.12.2016

27.10.2016

01.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/120

Mackay

Mackay Community Mental Health Service and Mackay Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services

25.10.2016

01.12.2016

27.10.2016

01.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/121

Mackay

Administration Officers, Bowen Hospital

25.10.2016

01.12.2016

27.10.2016

01.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/122

West Moreton

Admin Officers, Ward 6B and Antenatal Clinic, Ipswich Hospital

26.10.2016

02.12.2016

28.10.2016

02.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/123

Townsville

Health Practitioners, Kirwan Health Campus Townsville

26.10.2016

02.12.2016

28.10.2016

02.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/124

Dept of Health

Health Practitioners, Pathology, Ipswich Hospital

26.10.2016

02.12.2016

28.10.2016

02.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/125

Metro North

Palliative Care Unity and Health and Safety Unit, Prince Charles Hospital

26.10.2016

02.12.2016

28.10.2016

02.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/126

Gold Coast

Gold Coast University Hospital, Clinical Records Dept

26.10.2016

02.12.2016

28.10.2016

02.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/127

Dept of Health

Gold Coast Payroll Hub, Nerang

26.10.2016

02.12.2016

28.10.2016

02.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/128

Central West

Winton Multipurpose Health Service

25.10.2016

01.12.2016

27.10.2016

01.12.2016

  1.  

CA/2016/129

Dept of Health

eHealth Maryborough Hospital and Hervey Bay Hospital

27.10.2016

 

 

 

  1.  

CA/2016/130

Metro South

Administration Officers, Private Practice and Surgical Care Unit, PA Hospital

27.10.2016

 

 

 

  1.  

CA/2016/131

Townsville

Medical Physicists, Townsville Hospital

27.10.2016

 

 

 

  1.  

CA/2016/132

Dept of Health

Health Practitioners, Qld Forensic and Scientific Services under Health Support Qld

27.10.2016

 

 

 

  1.  

CA/2016/133

Dept of Health

Health Practitioners, Pathology Qld, Townsville

27.10.2016

 

 

 

Footnotes

[1] Re: State Government Departments Certified Agreement 2009 (CA/2012/87 and CA/2012/88) - Decision

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees v State of Queensland (Department of Health) & Ors

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees v State of Queensland (Department of Health)

  • MNC:

    [2016] QIRC 114

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    Linnane VP

  • Date:

    28 Oct 2016

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