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Another day, Another Lie – Government will use forced redundancies

ACCORDING to documents posted on the State Service Management Office (SSMO) website last week the government intends to use forced redundancies as part of its plan to significantly cut the public sector. In a section entitled ‘At the end of the six months redeployment’ the document indicates that where a surplus employee has not been [...]

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Write to your Legislative Councilor and tell them to reject this legislation!

THE best way to get our Upper House to reject the anti-worker Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill 2014 is for you – constituents telling your elected representative why you’re opposed to this legislation and why they should to throw this legislation out. Find a map of Legislative Council divisions here, a contact list for MLCs here and [...]

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Who’s really pulling the strings?

THE wording of Gutwein’s budget reply speech sounds amazingly similar to Employment Minister Eric Abetz on the issue of a wage freeze…   Eric Abetz: “…at the end of the day a job, even with a frozen wage, is a lot, lot better than no job at all.” Peter Gutwein, 2014-15 Budget Speech: “The government believes [...]

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DoE: IT workers emergency meeting on Tuesday

IN ANOTHER breathtakingly short-sighted and counterproductive move, the Hodgman Government is slashing IT support services for schools and colleges.   By failing to consult about such radical changes, yet again the government is showing contempt for workers and proper process.   The CPSU and AEU are holding a joint Member meeting next week to discuss [...]

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Focus shifts to Upper House as Bill passes Lower House

UNFORTUNATELY the Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill passed the Lower House last night. Now it’s over to the Upper House to defeat this legislation that is an attack on your working rights. During the debate in Parliament last night both Labor and Greens challenged the government every step of the way, exposing that the Bill wasn’t [...]

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Bust the Budget

IT’S the worst attack on public sector workers we’ve seen in Australia so far. Tasmanian Public Sector workers’ wages now and in the future are at stake. Not only this, but the Tasmanian Government is on a path to undermine the entire bargaining system to do so through legislative change. Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter [...]

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Why Be Part of the CPSU

By joining the CPSU, you become part of a strong, progressive union focussed on maximising the services available to the Tasmanian community and ensuring those who deliver those services are treated fairly and with respect. CPSU Members have access to the full range of advice, support and representation on both individual and group issues. By [...]

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Save Public Services

YOUR CPSU joined with other public sector unions to launch a campaign that highlights the damage further public service job cuts would cause to Tasmanian communities. The campaign’s also about broadening the public’s view on who public sector workers: people who provide vital services such as child protection, road safety and maintenance, looking after our [...]

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