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Unlocking Public Sector Skills

Recruitment and promotion in the public sector is broken. We need to change the rules so you’re supported to use your skills and so your time and dedication is encouraged and supported. Make sure you take part in our Unlocking Public Sector Skills Survey. The Hodgman Government is yet to make the changes it promised […]

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Tasmanian schools shortchanged by $51 million

THE TASMANIAN Government diverted $51 million in education-specific GST funding away from schools in a single year, according to a new report. That amounted to $908 for every student in a government primary or secondary school in 2015-16, the most recent year for which full Australian Bureau of Statistics data are available. Independent policy analyst […]

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Departure Lounge: Winter Specials

CPSU Members can get exclusive deals on their next holiday thanks the Departure Lounge. Latest specials include travel gifts, hot city deals, coastal escapes, special occasion holidays and much more. Click here to log in to the Departure Lounge website, and find out the password by emailing cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au or calling 6234 1708 – have your CPSU […]

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CPSU BUDGET EDITION

TREASURER DELIVERS A CONSERVATIVE BUDGET WHEN TASSIE NEEDED VISION Treasurer Gutwein’s fourth budget is a budget built around Health and Education but on the whole does not deliver for public services. It lacks vision and fails to build on the growing confidence in Tasmania. Instead of setting positive targets it aims low. Accepting an anaemic […]

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Will, Have a Heart this Budget

  CHILD Safety Officers gathered on Parliament Lawns on Wednesday to urge Premier Will Hodgman to #HaveAHeart and fund the Child Safety Service properly in next week’s state budget so vulnerable Tasmanian children get the care and support they need and deserve. 31% of Child Safety Officers have responsibility for more children than is safe and […]

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CPSU Week in Review – TasWater takeover, pay cut protest

TASWATER’S WEEK OF BARE-FACED LIES LAST week TasWater employees had to suffer ‘consultation’ sessions where managers contradicted themselves and each other and they had to listen to the General Manager of Service Delivery give a commitment to be open about proposed changes and to share all information – a brazen lie that breached the trust […]

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CPSU Week in Review – Staff respond to cuts

The Battle of TasWater? IN EVERY battle over water the people working below decks are at risk, which is one reason your CPSU is watching the State Government vs Councils stoush over TasWater carefully. As the following links below show, the past few days’ media has been boiling over with hyperbole about Treasurer Peter Gutwein’s […]

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CPSU Week in Review – Ready for Action

 2016 Reflection, 2017 Activity YOUR Bargaining Reference Groups made up of CPSU Delegates, Members and staff got together in Launceston and Burnie yesterday – the Hobart group met last week. More information on what was covered in the meetings here. NEXT STEPS Delegates and Members at the Bargaining Reference Group meetings made it clear they’re […]

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CPSU Week in Review – Celebrations and Reflections

AROUND 50 Delegates, Members and CPSU staff got together at this weeks’ Bargaining Reference Group meeting in Hobart to celebrate 2016’s wages campaign achievements, to reflect on our activity during those negotiations and to look at the work ahead of us.  Delegates agreed that a combination of meetings, site visits and communications allowed Members to […]

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