NEWS

Modernised Award released.

Modernised Award released.

On 1 December 2013 the Industrial Relations Act 1999 [the Act] was amended to provide for the modernisation of Queensland Awards.

On 20 July 2015 the Minister, pursuant to section 140CA(1) of the
Industrial Relations Act 1999, requested the Vice-President of the
Commission to recommence the award modernisation process in accordance
with a revised Variation Notice and new Consolidated Request, both dated
17 July 2015. This followed amendments to the Act passed by Parliament
on 4 June 2015 and assented to on 11 June 2015.

The SOU Executive have been engaged in the Award Modernisation process since 2015 with the process being completed in February 2017.

On the 6th March 2017 the SOU was informed that the QIRC Full Bench had released the modernised  QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE EMPLOYEES AWARD ‒ STATE 2016.

The modernised award can be found here.

Regards,

Bevan Moore | Secretary

2017 SOU State Conference

2017 SOU State Conference

The SOU Executive extend an invitation to the SOU membership informing you that the 2017 SOU State Conference will be held on the 24th February 2017.

The conference includes the General Meeting and a presentation by Commissioner Katarina Carroll. 

SOU State Conference details are:

Date:  24th February 2017
Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: SFEST Auditorium
Address:

Howard Smith Dr,

Port Of Brisbane

RSVP: To Branch Counsillors by 10th February 2017

Teachers Union Health (TUH)

Teachers Union Health (TUH) was established in 1972 by the
Queensland Teachers' Union (QTU) to provide quality health insurance for
members of the education community.

In 2000, membership was extended to the ASU
Services, ASU Clerical and Administration, QPSU and CPSU and in late 2007,
included family members. A decision by the Board in 2014 saw TUH membership
extended to members of any union including the SOU. Now, with over
70,000 lives covered, TUH has become a strong organisation that aims to be the
fund of choice for all union members and their families long into the future.

TUH offers the following information as to why they have become a health fund
of choice for over 70 000 members: http://tuh.com.au/why-tuh/

We are owned by our members

We don’t have shareholders. In fact, we are 100% owned by
our members. Which means our profits go straight back into offering better
products and services for you. We’re just a community of like-minded people
working all together better.

We believe in providing quality

We cover cardiac on all our hospital products and have a
range of quality products that will suit you through your different life stages.

Our members are happier

Providing outstanding service is important to us and our
customer satisfaction and member retention rates are better than the big
for-profit health funds. In fact, 96% of our members love our products and
services and very few leave us.

Our members are financially better off too

Every year, TUH works hard to keep average premium increases
as low as possible and last year, 90% of premiums we received were returned to
members in the form of benefits and services. Get a quote online today and see how you can be
all together better off too.

Our values reflect our membership

Many of our members are union members or related to union
members. We believe in fairness and everyone is treated as individual and not a
number. We pride ourselves on living and breathing these values…we care about
you.

A history of better health

A long time ago we were started by a group of teachers
wanting better health insurance. And while we now protect the health of
Australians from a vast array of industries our approach is the same. We
believe in fairness and everyone is treated as an individual, not a number. And
while you’re busy looking after others, we’re busy looking after you. It’s how
we stay all together better.

If you are interested in getting a quote for you and your
family please contact them at http://tuh.com.au/

Teachers Union Health (TUH)

Teachers Union Health (TUH) was established in 1972 by the
Queensland Teachers' Union (QTU) to provide quality health insurance for
members of the education community.

In 2000, membership was extended to the ASU
Services, ASU Clerical and Administration, QPSU and CPSU and in late 2007,
included family members. A decision by the Board in 2014 saw TUH membership
extended to members of any union including the SOU.

Now, with over
70,000 lives covered, TUH has become a strong organisation that aims to be the
fund of choice for all union members and their families long into the future.
TUH offers the following information as to why they have become a health fund
of choice for over 70 000 members: http://tuh.com.au/why-tuh/

We are owned by our members

We don’t have shareholders. In fact, we are 100% owned by
our members. Which means our profits go straight back into offering better
products and services for you. We’re just a community of like-minded people
working all together better.

We believe in providing quality

We cover cardiac on all our hospital products and have a
range of quality products that will suit you through your different life stages.

Our members are happier

Providing outstanding service is important to us and our
customer satisfaction and member retention rates are better than the big
for-profit health funds. In fact, 96% of our members love our products and
services and very few leave us.

Our members are financially better off too

Every year, TUH works hard to keep average premium increases
as low as possible and last year, 90% of premiums we received were returned to
members in the form of benefits and services. Get a quote online today and see how you can be
all together better off too.

Our values reflect our membership

Many of our members are union members or related to union
members. We believe in fairness and everyone is treated as individual and not a
number. We pride ourselves on living and breathing these values…we care about
you.

A history of better health

A long time ago we were started by a group of teachers
wanting better health insurance. And while we now protect the health of
Australians from a vast array of industries our approach is the same. We
believe in fairness and everyone is treated as an individual, not a number. And
while you’re busy looking after others, we’re busy looking after you. It’s how
we stay all together better.

If you are interested in getting a quote for you and your
family please contact them at http://tuh.com.au/

Union Shopper

SOU members are reminded that the SOU is a financial member
of the Union Shopper. The Union Shopper provides eligible union members with
best possible savings through its collective buying power.

The Union shopper
has been helping affiliated union members to source great deals on an ever
increasing range of consumer and lifestyle products and services since 1976.
The success of the Union Shopper has always depended on the support of its
members which is simply calling them before making any purchase.

There is a
wide variety of assistance that the Union Shopper can assist its members
including but not limited to:

  • Accommodation, travel and hire car
  • Computers, Cameras and Office
  • Electrical and whitegoods
  • Gifts and Shopping
  • Insurance and Professional Services
  • Leisure and entertainment
  • Motor Market and Auto Accessories
  • Personal, Health and Beuty
  • Sports Fitness and Hobbies
  • Trades and Services

 For further information on the services available please
visit their website at https://www.unionshopper.com.au/member-benefits/

Simply call the Union Shopper on 1300368117 for all product
and service enquiries and provide them your pay role number as your
official Union Shopper number.