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The Greens’ TasTAFE commitments

On Sunday the Tasmanian Greens promised to spend $20 million on TasTAFE. They would: Ensure 70 per cent of state government training contracts are awarded to TasTAFE as the public provider; Spend $20m in capital works funding; Fund 10 new staff members to improve quality and compliance as well as training resource and assessment development; […]


Liberals ‘war on ice’

On Monday the Tasmanian Liberals promised more detector dogs and a special operations group for ice. If elected, Police Minister Rene Hidding promised that the Liberals would  invest in three additional drug-detector dogs and employ two specialist ice investigators in each region. We all know it’s the workers behind the scenes that make our services […]


Labor to introduce 3000 $1000 TasTAFE scholarships

Labor Leader Rebecca White committed to 3000 $1000 TasTAFE scholarships, if elected in March. Labor has also promised that 70% of VET funding dollars would go to TasTAFE and to boost apprenticeships. We know TasTAFE gives opportunities to Tasmanians and builds the skills we need. This service should be accessible to everyone to access, and […]


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Latest Campaigns

Jobs You Can Count On

  The services you deliver each day rely on jobs you can count on. Unions believe you deserve jobs that pay a decent wage,  are secure and allow you to live quality lives. This is what the Tasmanian unions Jobs You Can Count On campaign is all about. Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday: “Tasmanian Unions […]


Unlocking Public Sector Skills

RECRUITMENT & PROMOTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IS BROKEN IT TAKES months to fill a job, competent staff often lose the job they love when seeking reclassification and many of you work at a higher band every day for no additional pay. It’s time to change the rules so you’re supported to use your skills […]


Scrap the Cap

It’s time the Hodgman Government scrapped the cap and negotiated your next agreement in good faith – ie without a pre-determined wage outcome.


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