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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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Meet Our Members: Jessica Coley

Member Profile: Jessica Coley, TasTafe   This lady doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. At 85-years-young, Jessica has worked at TasTAFE for 30 years next month. Jessica started her journey with TAFE working as the cook for 13 years at the Alanvale campus and then moved on to become a cleaner – she still […]

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CPSU Week in Review – New agreements, funding on the agenda

Tassie parks need more boots on the ground IN AUGUST 2016 the Parks & Wildlife Service publicly said there was no need for extra resources or funding, and Tourism Industry Council CEO Luke Martin called for an urgent examination of investment in National Parks, while Parks CPSU Members said, “there are no resources to manage the […]

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State Government ceases arrangements with Safe Pathways

The State Government is cutting all ties with residential care provider Safe Pathways, Human Services Minister Petrusma revealed on Tuesday. “We’re working with Safe Pathways at the moment to cease all remaining arrangements,” she said at a press conference. Eleven children were removed from the not-for-profit organisation’s care in December following reports from ABC TV’s […]

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A tale of two inquiries

The Turnbull government has directed the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into increasing ‘competition’ and ‘contestability’ in human services – both code-words for increasing privatisation and for-profit provision of services. The first stage of the inquiry concluded in December, with a report that identifies six areas that they have identified from increased competition and […]

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CPSU Week in Review – Still waiting on your pay rise?

Pay rise delay The Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement (PSUWA), the Allied Health Professionals, Radiation Therapists, Dental Officers and Correctional Officers Agreements, were all registered with the Tasmanian Industrial Commission before Christmas. While the pay rises in these Agreements will be paid from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 December 2016, […]

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