Job and funding cuts undermine the public sector built by generations of Tasmanians.


Why join?

The Tasmanian public sector is a strong union workplace and the Community & Public Sector Union is the union fighting for public services every day.

Join your CPSU, stand up for what generations have built and the values that make our sector strong and make sure you and your colleagues have a strong voice into the future.

So join us now – Membership is just a call or click away. 6234 1708 Sound good? Join Today


Together we can strengthen our public sector

You know the challenges our state faces and the solutions that will work

You need time and resources to deliver the services Tasmanians need.

Your skills should be recognised and invested in.

Alone you strive alone; together you can strive for more. The CPSU is there to help me, and not only me, but collectively my group of peers and workmates. Unions are where our OHS comes from, that’s where our holidays come from, that’s where our superannuation and maternity leave came from. Tina

Who can join?

The CPSU represents workers across all Tasmanian public sector Agencies, in many government business enterprises and at the University of Tasmania. There are a number of occupational groups the CPSU does not cover as they are already represented by an occupation specific union such as Police Officers.

If you have any doubt about whether you are eligible to join the CPSU, contact our office on 6234 1708 or cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au and if we can’t offer you membership we will refer you to a union that can.


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What does it cost?

All CPSU activities are fully funded by member subscriptions. Our subscription rates are set by Council annually and generally adjusted in line with the salary outcomes achieved for Members.

Subscription rates are reduced for part-time and trainee members. Our current rates are below.

With Discounts and promotions and initiatives like Union Power, CPSU Members can save money as well.
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Member testimonials

During my working life I have changed jobs, moved over to the mainland, worked in isolated locations but have always taken my friend along with me. I consider my friend as my advisor, confidant, source of knowledge, inspirational leader and an essential part of my working life. My friend is my union card. Stephen
It’s good have security or if you need any advice about anything industrial. Cameron
“To be honest, I’m not in the union to get more money. If I have a problem I can get advice. It’s the support I like … you know they’re on your side. I’ve had a long, satisfactory association with the union." Jessica, CPSU Member of almost 30 years