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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

We’re REDy. Are you?

We’re REDy. Are you? Tomorrow is getREDy Day. Make sure you wear red. Public sector workers need jobs they can count on to deliver services Tasmanians need. Tomorrow we’re serving the Statement of Intent with the leaders of Tasmania’s three political parties. Tasmania needs a pay rise – we need to scrap the public sector […]

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Bargaining Reference Group meetings

They’re on next week – the meetings where you can vote to endorse want we want your agreement to deliver before it goes to all Members. Get the tools for getREDy Day, get up to speed on the PSUWA Survey and find out more about the all member meetings. Find the BRG schedule below. RSVP: […]

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PSUWA18 Member Meetings

Monday May 14:             CPSU Office, 12.30-1.30pm St Johns Park, Lower Woodhouse, 2.30-3.30pm   Tuesday May 15:              Launceston General Hospital, 10.30-11.30pm, Lecture Theatre CPSU Launceston Office, 91 Paterson St, 12.30-1.30pm Prospect Offices (171 Westbury Rd), Level 1, Room 3, 2.30-3.30pm   Wednesday May 16:    […]

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Delegate Profile Andrew Tunstall

My Job is: Principal Mining Inspector My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Helping to make mines and quarries safer. I joined the union because: I have seen how important unions are in the health and safety chain. I became a CPSU Delegate because: There was no Delegate in the Burnie office and I am […]

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Child Safety Service in the news

400 kids waiting for help DAVID BENIUK, Sunday Tasmanian, April 15 2018 UP to 400 Tasmanian children are waiting on child protection services as the system continues to buckle under increasing demand, internal figures seen by the Sunday Tasmanian show. Caseload figures produced by the Child Safety Service (CSS) indicate at least 282 cases were unallocated […]

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May Day March & Street Party

In April and May thousands of Australians will hit the streets to demand more secure work and fair pay. We need you to be part of it – join the May Day March in Hobart and stay for a street party afterwards.   Australian Unions Secretary Sally McManus: “Anyone who wants to live in a […]

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PSUWA 2018 Survey out now

Your current wages agreement expires on 30 June 2018. The final increase of the current agreement was paid in December 2017. Despite claims the State budget has been repaired the Hodgman majority Liberal government has indicated it intends to continue its policy of capping wage increases at 2% for the foreseeable future. Tasmanian public sector […]

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CPSU Delegate Profile: Leon Chick

Meet Leon,  a CPSU Delegate (pictured above, centre) at Disability and Community Services. My Job is: Coordinator, Individual Funding Unit. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Providing funding to community organisations to support people with a disability live in the general community. I joined the union because: I have always been in a union as […]

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Media Release: Not a Single Child Safety Officer Promised by Liberals

Despite the Hodgman government making around $2,500,000,000 of promises in the State election the Minister for Children, Jacquie Petrusma has failed to secure one cent to employ additional Child Safety Officers. The last figures seen in December 2017 showed there were 494 children reported at risk who did not have a dedicated Child Safety Officer […]

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Labor Mental Health commitments

Labor made the following commitments to mental health, if elected this weekend: • To increase the age for adolescent mental health care to 25; • To introduce Child and Adolescent Outreach Mental Health Teams in the North, South and North West; and to • ‘rebuild mental health services from the ground up’ Mental Health Services […]

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