Friday Wrap: Our Week in Review
April Proud to be Public events start
What are they?
These events review the results from our initial Public Sector survey and hear what Public Sector Members and Delegates think is important ahead of this year’s Agreement. These events are a chance for you to get involved in the development of the final log of claims for endorsement at Member meetings.
Hobart is happening next week at the CPSU office. Details below:
Monday April 18, 1pm- 4pm: Health & Education (including Allied Health)
Wednesday April 20, 9am-noon: Rest of the public sector
Find out more here.
Public Sector Survey ready to launch next week
What is the survey?
The Public Sector Agreement will set conditions, standards and rates of pay for the next few years across our public sector.
Services we deliver extend opportunities, strengthen and bind our communities together, protect Tasmanians and improve all of our lives, and bargaining is our chance to secure the resources we need to deliver the services everyone relies on.
This survey will help ensure your Member-led negotiating team focuses on the issues and conditions that will secure the best agreement for you, your workmates, your family and our communities.
So if you are a CPSU Member in the public sector, we are looking forward to hearing what you have to say – it’s your Agreement, and your log of claims.
$1000 CPSU Amy Batt Memorial Tertiary Scholarships: Applications open!
Find out more and download an application form here.
Applications close at 5pm Monday May 2, less than a month away – so be quick!
CPSU Branch Elections
THE AUSTRALIAN Electoral Commission is conducting elections for the CPSU (SPSF Group, Tasmanian Branch). All financial Members of the Branch are entitled to nominate for election to any of the Officer positions and to a Councilor position in their electorate.
Find out more here.
Leading the way in Workplace safety
This week it was great to meet workplace leaders, Delegates and Health & Safety Reps, at WorkSafe and Consumer Building and Occupational Standards. These Members are working work together to build stronger, safer workplaces.
Public Housing: stop the transfer
HAVE you signed the petition yet? Find the petition here.
On 17 March the Tasmanian Government passed a Bill allowing them to hand over the titles of 4000 public housing properties to non-government providers.
After just 5 years these properties can be sold to private investors who would not be required to provide housing to those in need.
The legislation was drafted with little or no community involvement and rushed through the Parliament without amendment. It represents a fundamental reform of public housing in Tasmania and deserves much greater scrutiny.
We call on Legislative Councillors to send the Bill to a committee to allow full and proper consultation with all interested parties.