CPSU Week in Review – Ready for Action
2016 Reflection, 2017 Activity
YOUR Bargaining Reference Groups made up of CPSU Delegates, Members and staff got together in Launceston and Burnie yesterday – the Hobart group met last week.
More information on what was covered in the meetings here.
Delegates and Members at the Bargaining Reference Group meetings made it clear they’re steadfast in their resolve to hold the government to account on commitments it made during last year’s negotiations and are ready to participate in campaigns that will strengthen Tasmania’s public service.
To that end we’re forming project groups to focus on numerous areas, and just a few of those are:
Parks & Wildlife, Band 1 Employment, Shift Arrangements, Youth Recruitment, Phased-in Retirement, Work Health & Safety, Loss of Essential Qualifications, Biosecurity, School Support Staff, Employees as Citizens, Child Protection, Reclassification, Allied Health Professionals, TSSA Shift & Rostering, HAHSA Leave Loading.
We’ll soon be emailing out a short survey so those who didn’t get a chance to attend BRG meetings can still nominate what areas they’re interested in.
Fight continues over penalty rates
The Fair Work Commission may have just announced damaging changes to penalty rates for workers in retail, hospitality and pharmacy – however the Save Our Weekend campaign hasn’t given up.
The changes will see 700,000 Australian workers lose up to $6000 a year.
Don’t forget to sign the petition – Weekend workers don’t deserve a pay cut.
Public Services International
PUBLIC Services International’s Sub-regional Advisory Committee for Oceania, OSRAC, just met for 3 days in Auckland and Australia’s CPSU delegation included Maddy Northam, Clare Middlemas, Susie Byers, Karen Batt and your branch’s Tom Lynch.
Our delegation was there to speak about the People’s Inquiry Into Privatisation and Tom spoke about a resolution to research all the big companies involved in contracting out health services across the world.
Public Services International is a global trade union federation dedicated to promoting quality public services in every part of the world and it brings together more than 20 million workers, represented by 669 unions in 154 countries and territories. PSI’s members, two-thirds of whom are women, work in social services, health care, municipal and community services, central government and public utilities such as water and electricity.
CPSU office closed on March 9
YOUR CPSU staff will be attending a planning day to go through campaigns and strategies for 2017 so won’t be open for business for most of Thursday, March 9.
But our Hobart office will open from 8.30-9.30am and over lunch from 12.30-1.30pm if you need to duck in for any reason.
You can still phone us on 6234 1708 with any urgent issues.