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Stand Up 2013: Round Two Meetings continue this week – Make sure you come along!

Round One meetings are now over, see the timetable here and put a time in your calender for a round two meeting today. Round two meetings start on May 14.

THE Agreement that sets the wages and conditions for most Public Sector Workers expires at the end of June so the time has come to get the bargaining process started.  The CPSU has been meeting with union delegates and conducted an employee satisfaction survey to gauge how Public Sector Workers are feeling.  The next step is to meet with as many members as possible to hear your views and work towards a log of claims that summarises the issues we want to pursue.

To achieve this outcome we have scheduled a series of three member meetings around the state.  The first meeting will be to report on the issues Members raised in the survey and to consider the bargaining environment.  The second meeting will be to agree on the main issues we want to pursue through bargaining and the final meeting with be to endorse the log of claims and plan the next stage of the campaign.  It is important members attend each of the meetings to their voice is heard and they understand the campaigns objectives.  For those unable to attend a summary of each meeting will be posted on the union’s web page and a link provided for feedback.

The Head of the State Service has given approval for union members to attend these meetings in paid time subject to Agency exigencies.  Choose a suitable time & venue from the table below and put the appointment in your diary.  Please give you manager as much notice as possible of your intention to attend the 3 meetings.  The meeting schedule can be found below.

Membership meeting schedule

Watch a video about the round two meetings here.

Despite it being a difficult time for the public sector the CPSU is confident that with the active participation of Members and through a constructive agenda we can achieve a good outcome in this bargaining round.

Those Members covered by other Agreements such as Allied Health Professionals, Correctional Officers, Radiation Therapists, Legal Practitioners and Port Arthur should participate in the first two meetings as these issues are common but separate meetings will be held to endorse claims when your Agreements come up for negotiation.

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