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Wear Red Day Hobart

Tasmanians need a fair pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. If you live in the state’s south August 23 is your chance to join the people who work every day to provide the services you rely on – […]

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Wear Red Day Launceston

Tasmanians need a fair pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. If you live in the North August 22 is your chance to join the people who work every day to provide the services you rely on – the […]

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Wear Red Day – Devonport & Burnie

Tasmanians need a fair pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. If you live in the North West August 21 is your chance to join the people who work every day to provide the services you rely on – […]

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Tasmanians need a pay rise: a few reasons why

Childcare: Many working parents rely on early childhood education to teach and care for their young ones while they’re working. Childcare costs rose 5.1% in Hobart in the last 12 months. Medical & hospital services: If you or your family member gets sick, then you’ll find that costs have increased  5.1%. Health insurance premiums rose on average  3.95% […]

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Delegate Profile: Fiona Everts

My job is:  a Ranger at Freycinet National Park My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Caring for our wild places, so that all people can have the opportunity to enjoy our great parks and reserves as I have. I joined the union because: The union keeps me up-to-date with developments in workers’ pay and […]

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Martyn Goddard’s Column: Mercury July 28.

Talking Point: Long-stalled wages growth for workers shows economy still struggling Martyn Goddard, The Mercury July 28 2018 INFLATION, we were once told, was the great economic evil to be fought at all costs — — and in the 1980s and early 1990s those costs included mortgage interest rates of 17 per cent and the […]

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CPSU Awards: nominate today!

  The CPSU Awards are open for 2018. These Awards are about recognising the achievements of the workers who deliver the services we all need. So get nominating! NOMINATE TODAY Please find more information about these awards below, including the online nomination form. Nominations close on Tuesday August 14, so nominate someone today! We’ll announce the […]

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Member Profile: Meet Dr Sally Bound

This week we profile CPSU Member Dr Sally Bound, Senior Research Fellow at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA). Sally was recently awarded the Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) Excellence Award for 2018 in recognition of her commitment and contribution to the industry.   She discovered that she’d received the Excellence Award at an […]

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PSUWA 18: Bargaining kicks off

Last week we had the first meeting with the Hodgman government to consider the Statement of Intent for the PSUWA. We mostly dealt with administration – where and when meetings would occur and who would attend.  We indicated we would be asking two of our Councillors to join our bargaining team. There were some positive […]

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Bargaining Reference Groups on soon for Delegates, workplace leaders

At these groups we’ll discuss the next phase of action to achieve our Statement of Intent for this Agreement because Tasmanians need a pay rise but the Hodgman government has handed down its budget that locks in a 2% wage cap until at least 2023.   If you’re a Delegate or a workplace leader, come along […]

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