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Future Work report: governments’ role in creating jobs we can count on

Last week Future Work released its report Raising the Bar. This report looks at how governments have the potential to use their spending power to strengthen wages and labour standards in the interests of building a fairer, more inclusive economy. The report examines governments’ roles in areas such as wage stagnation and growth and job […]

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Public sector workers: protecting our industries

Last week we heard that the single largest biosecurity action we’ve ever seen will eradicate the Queensland Fruit Fly from Tasmania come Spring. This is the result of the countless hours and hard work of Biosecurity Tasmania staff and hundreds of other public sector staff who put their hands up to work on the response […]

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Australian Unions pushing for a better public services and jobs

Last week Australian Unions released its Jobs You Can Count On Strategy, with a big chunk dedicated to improving public services and the jobs that deliver them. Many of these align with our Statement of Intent, which Members endorsed last week. The jobs you count on deliver the public services Tasmanians need.  Find the Australian […]

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Have A Heart: stop outsourcing vulnerable children to third party providers

Last week we again saw what happens if public services are sold off to third parties – it’s Tasmanians who suffer.  Child Safety Service workers, including Out of Home Care staff work hard to protect Tasmanian children but there simply aren’t enough of them. On Thursday last week, the ABC reported allegations about third party […]

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getREDy Day

CPSU members painted the public sector red. From National Parks to Radiology – public sector workers wore red because Tasmania needs a pay rise. We even had CPSU members wearing red in Fiji to support the campaign! We saw both morning and afternoon teas around the public service plus many other workplace actions. From fine […]

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We’re REDy. Are you?

We’re REDy. Are you? Tomorrow is getREDy Day. Make sure you wear red. Public sector workers need jobs they can count on to deliver services Tasmanians need. Tomorrow we’re serving the Statement of Intent with the leaders of Tasmania’s three political parties. Tasmania needs a pay rise – we need to scrap the public sector […]

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Bargaining Reference Group meetings

They’re on next week – the meetings where you can vote to endorse want we want your agreement to deliver before it goes to all Members. Get the tools for getREDy Day, get up to speed on the PSUWA Survey and find out more about the all member meetings. Find the BRG schedule below. RSVP: […]

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PSUWA18 Member Meetings

Monday May 14:             CPSU Office, 12.30-1.30pm St Johns Park, Lower Woodhouse, 2.30-3.30pm   Tuesday May 15:              Launceston General Hospital, 10.30-11.30pm, Lecture Theatre CPSU Launceston Office, 91 Paterson St, 12.30-1.30pm Prospect Offices (171 Westbury Rd), Level 1, Room 3, 2.30-3.30pm   Wednesday May 16:    […]

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Delegate Profile Andrew Tunstall

My Job is: Principal Mining Inspector My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Helping to make mines and quarries safer. I joined the union because: I have seen how important unions are in the health and safety chain. I became a CPSU Delegate because: There was no Delegate in the Burnie office and I am […]

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Child Safety Service in the news

400 kids waiting for help DAVID BENIUK, Sunday Tasmanian, April 15 2018 UP to 400 Tasmanian children are waiting on child protection services as the system continues to buckle under increasing demand, internal figures seen by the Sunday Tasmanian show. Caseload figures produced by the Child Safety Service (CSS) indicate at least 282 cases were unallocated […]

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