Award for Sharan Burrow, ITUC President

Congratulations to International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow on being awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.  From a New South Wales School Teacher, to ACTU President and now the leader of the global union movement, Sharan has spent her life in the service of others.  ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow: “As […]


Consultation – or lack thereof

We know when employers talk to workers, who know their jobs inside out, it makes for better decisions.  But we keep hearing about changes being pushed through without proper consultation. This means workers aren’t able to give their valuable input, which could help avoid mistakes and make sure changes are indeed worthwhile and implemented correctly.  […]


Budget Estimates

The government continues to claim it’s bargaining in good faith while the people we are meeting with acknowledge they have no scope to negotiate and the Premier, Will Hodgman, flatly refuses to meet with us. Meanwhile, there seems to be some confusion about who is and who isn’t a frontline worker.  This has become an […]


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Latest Campaigns

Tasmania Needs a Pay Rise

Since 2011 Tasmanian governments have capped the wages of Tasmanians working in the public sector, like rangers, health professionals, teachers and nurses, at 2% per annum. Premier Will Hodgman plans to continue this 2% cap until at least 2023. For many of these Tasmanians this means a struggle to make ends meet while the cost […]


Change the Rules

JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE:   CHANGE THE RULES FOR BETTER JOBS, BETTER SERVICES Australian Unions pushing for a better public services and jobs A big chunk of the Australian Unions’ Jobs You Can Count On Strategy is dedicated to improving public services and the jobs that deliver them. The jobs you count on […]


Jobs You Can Count On

  The services you deliver each day rely on jobs you can count on. Unions believe you deserve jobs that pay a decent wage,  are secure and allow you to live quality lives. This is what the Tasmanian unions Jobs You Can Count On campaign is all about. Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday: “Tasmanian Unions […]


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