Nurses grill Lucas over payroll mess

Stephanie Smail, Siobhan Barry & Melinda Howells, ABC News, July 15, 2010 The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) says members have had a "frank" exchange with Health Minister Paul Lucas about the payroll debacle. Yesterday was the ninth pay day that saw Queensland Health workers short-changed, not paid at all. The Government says 57 Queensland Health workers were not paid at all this fortnight and there are still 24,000 mistakes to be fixed. Mr Lucas fronted delegates at the QNU annual conference in Brisbane yesterday, after hundreds of Queensland Health workers rallied outside Parliament House, demanding to know when the payroll problems will be fixed. ... Nurses