The following resolutions were unanimously passed by the 1850 doctors at the ‘Pineapple’ meeting on Wednesday 19 March.
Senior Doctors call upon the Government to immediately halt the rollout of unfair individual contracts to allow negotiations to occur with Senior Doctor representatives to resolve this dispute.
Senior Doctors acknowledge the Government’s offer made in response to their concerns regarding the draconian contracts. However, the proposal in entirely inadequate in addressing our concerns and is rejected.
Senior Doctors call upon the Government to implement legislative changes to allow Senior Doctors to be able to negotiate fair terms and conditions of employment now and into the future .
Senior Doctors consider the Government’s attempts to coerce them to sign unfair individual contracts by cutting their remuneration to be highly offensive. Senior Doctors call upon the Government to guarantee that no Senior Doctor will be worse off for refusing to sign its unfair individual contract, either now, or following 1 July 2014.
Senior Doctors empower the SMO Taskforce, ASMOF, Together, AMA, AMAQ and SMO Representatives to continue to negotiate with Government to achieve a model which guarantees Senior Doctors the ability to collectively negotiate fair terms and conditions of employment [and ensure that Queenslanders continue to have one of the best public hospital systems in the world.]
All Senior Doctors who have tendered their resignation must be permitted to withdraw their resignations upon agreement for a model for determining fair terms and conditions of employment being reached between Senior Doctors representatives and Government.