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First PSUWA Bargaining Reference Group meetings kicked off this week

ON TUESDAY 28 Delegates and Members attended the first bargaining reference group meeting in Hobart – a great turnout and a packed room. They heard about the Hodgman government’s “unique” approach to bargaining and what its proposals mean for public sector staff like you.

This is what Will Hodgman’s approach is so far.  Members, make sure you’re involved in bargaining. If Public Sector staff can stand together, it’s going to make a big difference this bargaining year.

CPSU’s Thirza White said: “It’s not what happens at the negotiation table that will determine public sector bargaining – it’s what happens in workplaces.”

Heard at the Hobart Bargaining Reference Group meeting

“We have to have to have majority union workplaces if we’re going to stand up against these changes.”

“Members in my workplace are at different life stages – the government’s approach is designed to pit people against each other.”

“Trying to get rid of conditions – it’s about creating chaos for staff.”

“The Premier says a 2.3-2.4% increase is okay for himself but not for us?! Get stuffed!”

Are politicians happy to get rid of super out of their award?”

“Getting rid of conditions – get stuffed!” 

There’s no budget emergency now, their wages policy is morphing into the liberal agenda.”

Asking public sector to pay for conditions of employment? It’s just ridiculous.”


Launceston & Burnie Delegates and Members – it’s your turn soon! Join the upcoming bargaining reference groups in the North and North West:

Launceston Tuesday August 30, 12.30pm, Henty House 

RSVP: email and let us know if you’re coming.

Burnie Tuesday September 6, 12.30pm, room TBA

RSVP: email and let us know if you’re coming.

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