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Bargaining survey begins

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CPSU Organisers were out in northern workplaces this week talking to members about bargaining and asking them to put down in a survey what’s important to them this PSUWA.

This year is a bargaining year and a chance to say what resources and support you need to deliver the services Tasmanian rely on.

Save our Weekend – Launceston blitz

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From asking footy fans to sign the petition to save weekend rates to wobble boarding passing motorists, the CPSU team has been out in force in the north this week.

The action continues this weekend when we join other unions to grow support and momentum for the Save our Weekend campaign. Haven’t signed the petition? Sign it here and join more than 20,000 others in standing up for weekend rates. 

 

Prisons

Untitled design (86)ON THE overtime caps at Risdon Prison, CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch told the ABC:

“There is a much greater safety risk to inmates and officers arising from regular lockdowns,

“Inmates don’t like being locked down, and officers don’t like locking down prisoners. It increases stress and pressure within the prison.

Read more here.

 

Medicare love

Love was in the air on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, when we showed our love for Medicare.

We want to keep it in public hands so our privacy is protected and our public health system stays accountable to us.
Sign the petition at http://www.stopmedicareselloff.com.au/

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Cabinet changes

IMG_4621After the surprise resignation of Resources Minister Paul Harriss, there were some changes to our cabinet this week.

Cabinet reshuffle saw the resources portfolio split between Treasurer Peter Gutwein and new Minister Adam Brooks.

Peter Gutwein is the new Forestry Minister. Adam Brooks is now the Minister responsible for Mining, Building and Construction and Racing, and he’ll also is accountable for Consumer Affairs. Guy Barnett is the new Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Trade.

 

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