Economist warns against wage caps

Last week Australia Institute Centre for Future Work economist Troy Henderson spoke to a group of CPSU Members about public sector austerity and wages caps. He said his work could be summed up with the words “Tasmanians need a pay rise”.  “Tasmanians need a pay rise is a very powerful message”, he told Members. “The […]


Member Profile: Kate Duttmer

My job is: Senior Environmental Officer, and Team Leader of the Marine Compliance and Audit Unit, Salmon Environmental Management Section, EPA Tasmania.   My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Making sure the State’s aquaculture companies are growing fish in Tasmania’s waterways in a way that won’t cause environmental harm. It’s a case of trying […]


Hodgman should stay out of Right to Information requests

Governments of the day are there to serve the communities they’re elected to run. They’re not there to look after their own political interests – unless you’re talking about the Hodgman Government.  Last week media reported a massive backlog in processing reviews of Right to Information requests, blowing out from an average of 381 days […]


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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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