Together (union)

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Together
Full name Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees
Native name Together
Founded 2011
Members 39 000
Affiliation ACTU QCU
Key people Alex Scott, Secretary
Office location Brisbane, Queensland
Country Australia
Website http://www.together.org.au

Together is a trade union covering workers in the public and private sectors in the state of Queensland, Australia. The largest areas of coverage is the state public sector, including clinical and administrative staff in Queensland Health, state schools and TAFE institutes, the Department of Communities and other departments; other areas of coverage include universities (general staff), airline employees, private clinical pathology services, private and not-for-profit healthcare providers, and clerical and administrative staff across a range of industries.

History[edit]

Together was created in July 2011 as an amalgamation of the Queensland Public Sector Union and the Australian Services Union (Central and Southern Queensland) Branch. The union is registered within the state industrial relations jurisdiction as Together and in the federal system as ASU/AMACSU.

Union structure[edit]

Union Council is Together's peak decision making body. Every two years the Electoral Commission of Queensland holds elections for Council delegates. Each delegate represents members in their agency to ensure all members have no say in their union. Union Council meets four times a year.

Past campaigns[edit]

The QPSU has been involved in the Your Rights at Work campaign. The QPSU has also had campaigns specifically targeting departments under the Queensland State Government including; Queensland Department of Health, Queensland Department of Child Safety and Department of Disability Services Queensland.

A badge from one of the union's campaigns concerning the industrial problems in Queensland Health.

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