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Support, evidence for a real wage rise grows

Last week Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe said: “If workers get their normal long-run share of that [productivity increase] then their real wages should rise by 1 per cent a year,” he said. “So 2.5 per cent for inflation plus 1 per cent at least for productivity growth would give 3.5 per cent wage growth, so for […]

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Week of Action: Member Meetings

Meetings continue this week across workplaces, with members voting to continue campaigning until they win real wage rises and improved working conditions. Many specific work groups endorsed detailed actions to campaign for real wage increases, manageable workloads and better working conditions. All public sector unions met with Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter Gutwein on […]

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Coming soon

Your new CPSU Tasmania member benefits program The Community and Public Sector Union Tasmania branch has recently partnered with Member Advantage, a leading provider of member benefit programs. With this new program, you and your family will soon be able to enjoy exclusive discounts on a great range of lifestyle, leisure and financial services all […]

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Member Meetings

Across the state we’re holding 28 member meetings, most are for specific workgroups. The three major cross-agency member meetings are below: Cross-agency member meetings   134 Macquarie Street, Hobart Tuesday February 26, 12.30pm Conference Room, Level 6   22 Elizabeth Street, Hobart Thursday February 28, 12.30pm Level 1, Glow Room   Natural and Cultural Heritage […]

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It’s been a big year

After statewide meetings late in 2017, bargaining reference groups started early in 2018 and these were closely followed by a member-wide survey. You then had your say at member meetings held around the state. Your survey responses and feedback formed the statement of intent for this agreement. The headlines: 3% increases over 3 years with […]

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Stop Work: Well Done!

Well done to all Members who stopped work this week. Meetings were held in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart. Turnout was fantastic. We are not a militant minority as Treasurer Peter Gutwein claims. We are a committed majority. We stood with fire fighters and colleagues from United Voice Tasmania and the Australian Workers Union. CPSU Assistant […]

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Delegate Profile

This week we profile CPSU Delegate Sharon Newlands   (pictured front left). Read more about Sharon below. My job is: Finance Officer, Department of Police, Fire & Emergency Services. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Supporting frontline staff by ensuring invoices, claims etc., are paid in time. I joined the union because: I believe collectively […]

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Schools Stop Work Media coverage

Last week was HUGE. Catch up on the news  from Schools Stop Work meetings below. Southern Cross News: (story starts about 6 minutes in): https://youtu.be/QTzNhHqn8h0 Mercury: (Click on image to enlarge) Examiner: (Click on image to enlarge)  

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Stop Work: RSVP Today & Posters

When your employer refuses to listen the only option left to a worker is to stand together and withdraw your goodwill and labour. RSVP to a Stop Work Meeting at Burnie, in Launceston and Hobart today. Stop Work Burnie – 10 December 12:30pm Venue – Europa Café, 23 Cattley Street, Burnie RSVP: click here to RSVP […]

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