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Public sector caps keeping wages low

The Reserve Bank Governor Rob Lowe has called for wage rises in the three per cent range, warning that public sector pay caps are entrenching low wage growth. RBA Governor Rob Lowe said the following to a House of Representatives economic committee last week: “In the medium term, I think wages in Australia should be […]

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12-Month Agreement Offers Signed & Registered

We now have the following signed registered 12-month agreements: • Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement • Allied Health Professionals Agreement • Port Arthur Historic Site Agreement • Ministerial Drivers Agreement • Legal Practitioners Agreement • Radiation Therapist Agreement • Dental Officers Agreement Correctional Officers Agreement is still on its way. What you achieved working together […]

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Come to our AGM

CPSU Awards and commendations will be presented at our AGM: Friday August 30, 1pm We’d love to see you there to celebrate Member and union achievements and talk about the year that’s been. RSVP: email cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au. 

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CPSU Awards open: get nominating!

This year the categories are: Nick Duncombe Memorial Award for Workplace Health & Safety CPSU Organiser Nick Duncombe was a dedicated unionist who was passionate about work, health and safety. This award recognises a CPSU Member who’s shown similar passion when tackling work, health and safety issues in their workplace. Tasplan Award for Outstanding Contribution […]

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Job, Services cuts loom

We know the Hodgman Government still has its $450m “efficiency dividend”, as Treasurer Peter Gutwein calls it, hanging over workers in already run-down services. We don’t see how further deliberate cuts to services, which are understaffed and underfunded, is in any way efficient.  We still haven’t heard what services will be cut or which the […]

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We have a 12-month offer for members’ vote

Our strategy has always been that to achieve a real outcome in bargaining we need to negotiate with the real decision makers.  Finally, after sustained union action, we have the decision makers at the table.  Following our week of action and high-level discussions over the past fortnight, public sector unions met with Premier Hodgman and […]

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Tax Time

Tax receipts were sent out to members last week for those on Direct Debit and Manual payment. CPSU Members who pay their subscription through payroll: you will be able to find this information on your group certificate. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 6234 1708. Don’t forget – your union subscription […]

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Public Sector Bargaining

As you know the Hodgman government has given up on bargaining and decided it wants to refer the wage dispute to the Industrial Commission for arbitration.  The CPSU has sought legal advice on the Section 61 arbitration process and it’s clear that as is a legal process we need to ensure any referral is done […]

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Australians want more hours

In the last decade more Australians are reporting that they’re underemployed – that they want more work hours. That’s according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released on Monday. In 2009 7.6 per cent of Australia’s total labour force reported they were underemployed – this has risen to 8.2% in 2019. This year there were […]

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Unions calling for a Code Blue response to help homeless crisis

Every Tasmanian should have a safe place to sleep at night. Last week we stood with other unions in support for a Code Blue response to the current homelessness crisis. A Code Blue response means the Hodgman Government would trigger emergency support for people sleeping rough when there’s severe weather. This measure would sit along […]

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