Doctors want solutions.

Posted April 2, 2014

We’re at a critical point in the Keep Our Doctors campaign.

Many hundreds of you have sent in your resignation letters to your respective union. That strength in numbers is key – the more doctors who send their resignations through, the greater chance we won’t have to submit them.

If you haven’t joined your colleagues in submitting your resignation, click here to find out more information. 

No one wants to resign, we are all committed to the Queensland public health system, but unfortunately the State Government doesn’t seem to share our commitment. The Premier and Health Minister are currently leaving us with few other options.

On the other hand, we are doing everything we can to avoid the looming public health disaster. Given the State Government’s refusal to come to the table and negotiate a fair agreement, we’ve been working hard on a solutions document to provide the Government for the Director General and Health Minister to use as the basis for reaching agreement.

Today, we’ve given our proposed solutions to the Director General and the Health Minister. If you’ve provided the union office with your postal address, we’ve also sent you a copy by mail. Further discussion and explanation of this document will take place at the upcoming mass meeting (stay tuned for further details on that).

We are committed to finding a solution that works for all parties – particularly the state’s patients. We are hopeful the Government will take this document in good faith and come back to the table to discuss it.

Queensland doctors want this fixed. We want the Government to sit down and negotiate a fair agreement that allows doctors to get back to doing what we do best – care for Queenslanders.

We can’t sign up to the current contract that we know will leave patients at risk – it goes against everything we as doctors stand for. If we stay and sign, we will be agreeing to inferior conditions for ourselves and our patients. That’s why we need to stand strong together and campaign for our public health system.
If you have any questions, please contact your union office on 1800 177 244.

Thanks for your ongoing support – together we will protect Queensland’s public health system.