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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

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PSUWA member meetings

THE Tasmanian Government clearly wants to force its employees into accepting an offer that means it won’t address the important issues facing the public sector until at least June 2019… and this definitely earns Will Hodgman a yellow card.

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PSUWA meetings have been in full swing discussing Will Hodgman’s ultimatum and what will be the public sector’s next step.

Voting regarding our next step will open on Monday – stay tuned to your email and the CPSU Facebook page to find out more next week.

See more pictures from the meetings here.


Health and Safety Conference

MORE than 120 Health & Safety Representatives attended the annual HSR Conferences organised by Unions Tasmania and held as part of Work Safe month.

These conferences are a great chance for HSRs to network and to learn from experts in their fields and this year’s focus was the ongoing problem of workplace harassment and bullying with Delegates looking at the rights and responsibilities of Health & Safety Reps, bullying and fitness for work.

Angela Bradshaw, CPSU Organiser and Unions Tas Trainer, is working on finalising the 2017 Health & Safety training program so watch this space for courses that will benefit you.

If you’re a CPSU Member and a Health & Saftey Rep then let Ange know so you can be added to our list A.Bradshaw@tas.cpsu.com.au 


Time to climb on board

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Unions and welfare groups spoke to The Mercury this week to discuss Hobart’s growing traffic congestion issues, suggesting the state’s public service workers catch the bus to work to help ease the gridlock.

CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch says extra demand for public transport could be matched with the provision of express bus services and CBD pick-up points.

“Make it a Rolls Royce service and people will use it,” he said.

What do you think? Join the conversation at the CPSU Facebook page.

Read the full story here.


Paid parental leave

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AUSTRALIA already has one of the least generous paid parental leave schemes in the developed world, yet the Turnbull Government wants to slide us even further backwards by imposing more limits on the amount of paid time new mother’s can spend with their baby.

After 18 weeks women won’t have any financial support for spending crucial time with their babies.

Sign the petition here.


Special thanks…

To our members and delegates who work in I.T.

Everything relies on I.T. these days – your child’s schooling, to the life saving equipment in ER – and we all know how frustrating it is when it doesn’t work.
Thank you to all our members who keep the I.T. and Communications across our public sector working.
It’s crucial work that allows everyone else to get on with theirs.

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