Embattled nurses reach pay bungle agreement

ABC, July 15, 2011 The Queensland Nurses Union has voted to conditionally endorse an agreement with the State Government over the handling of the botched Queensland Health payroll system. Thousands of Queensland Health staff across the state were underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all since the introduction of the new payroll system last year. The agreement includes a moratorium on recovering over-payments, more focus on rectifying under-payments and the appointment of an independent workplace ombudsman. Union secretary Beth Mohle says the deal will be supervised by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. ... Embattled