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Award for Sharan Burrow, ITUC President

Congratulations to International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow on being awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.  From a New South Wales School Teacher, to ACTU President and now the leader of the global union movement, Sharan has spent her life in the service of others.  ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow: “As […]

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Consultation – or lack thereof

We know when employers talk to workers, who know their jobs inside out, it makes for better decisions.  But we keep hearing about changes being pushed through without proper consultation. This means workers aren’t able to give their valuable input, which could help avoid mistakes and make sure changes are indeed worthwhile and implemented correctly.  […]

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Budget Estimates

The government continues to claim it’s bargaining in good faith while the people we are meeting with acknowledge they have no scope to negotiate and the Premier, Will Hodgman, flatly refuses to meet with us. Meanwhile, there seems to be some confusion about who is and who isn’t a frontline worker.  This has become an […]

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Budget snapshot

The budget is a confusing, vague document but here’s a few facts we’ve been able to glean from it.  Click here to download a budget fact sheet for your noticeboards. 

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Don’t wait until it’s too late

Every day we hear stories about people who were happily going through life only to be struck down by illness or injury.  People with young children, mortgages or caring responsibilities who thought they had a secure income but suddenly find they are without that fortnightly pay when their personal leave runs out. Nobody thinks about […]

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Budget action

Last week we saw public sector union members turn out to an action on State Budget Eve on Parliament Lawns. Members of public sector unions said: • They say NO to wage rises below the cost of living; • They say NO to trading off conditions to pay for basic wage rises; and • They […]

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Member Meetings

Next week union member meetings begin. Click here to find the schedule of member meetings, which start on Monday. Put them up on your noticeboards and make sure you come along and bring your colleagues. THESE ARE PAID TIME MEETINGS – Authority has been given for these meeting to occur in paid-time so make sure […]

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Workers get a pay cut to fund budget announceables

No-one likes to take a pay cut. Many public servants can’t afford one. I am on the Public Sector Union Bargaining Reference Group and I have been one of the union representatives who has been trying to negotiate for a fair and affordable wage increase for public servants. I don’t want to take an offer […]

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Budget Rally: turn out next Wednesday

One last rally before the Budget and we need you to turn out. It’s a lunchtime rally not a stop work meeting so there shouldn’t be any issues with you taking your lunch break/flexitime/TOIL etc to attend. Budgets are about choices. With Tasmania’s GST income rising by an average 3.5% per annum over the next […]

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Parks Workers request a meeting with Will Hodgman

CPSU Parks Delegates have asked Premier and Parks Minister Will Hodgman to meet with them. They want to talk to Will Hodgman about the impact limited resources and staffing has on their work, their workloads, and their ability to protect and conserve Tasmania’s National Parks, World Heritage Wilderness Areas, and Conservation areas. We know that […]

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