Payroll battlers dealt another blow

August 2012
Queensland Nurse;Aug2012, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p14
The article reports the passing of the Penalties and Sentences and Other Legislation Amendment 2012 passed by the Queensland parliament. The new legislation gives the Newman government the power to deduct overpaid wages directly from health worker's pay. The Queensland Nursing Union (QNU) has termed the new law as being arrogant and discriminatory. QNU members are extremely angry at further cuts to their pay packets, and no genuine financial or administrative reason is there to rush through it.


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