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Lowest Paid Workers Denied Paid Holidays by Rockliff and Bullard

School Support Staff who are stood down over school holidays have been denied both the ANZAC Day and Easter Tuesday public holidays this year. For a number of years an Agreement registered in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission has ensured school support staff receive a pro rata number of public holidays each year regardless of whether […]

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Public sector bargaining: Will Won’t meet

Well, we’re still waiting to hear back from Premier Will Hodgman – as we’d like to meet with him to talk about wages. We sought an urgent meeting with him on 6 May but so far we’ve had no response to our request, so industrial and campaign action continues…. In the meantime, Tasmania public sector […]

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Save on Home Appliances, every day with Member Advantage

15 minutes of your time can help you save on the latest in-home appliances with The Good Guys Commercial. Thorough your CPSU Tasmania benefits program, access member-exclusive offers on over 4,000 products with 24/7 online shopping including flexible delivery options. This month, relax with the Homedics’ Handheld Massager (Product Number: 50039083, $57). Create delicious, healthy […]

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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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