When workers negotiate together in their union, they make a huge push toward securing a job they can count on.
Agreements can, however, be tricky to interpret.
Queensland’s ambulance officers recently won a huge pay increase that saw them achieve pay parity with colleagues in other states as part of their new enterprise agreement.
The new agreement also brought in a new pay classification structure, which aimed to better recognise the professional roles of ambulance officers.
But for one paramedic, the new pay structure left them short changed, so they sought help from their Ambulance State Council delegate.
With the assistance of their United Voice delegate, this paramedic was able to get her pay rate adjusted and be paid under the correct rate she’s entitled to.
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