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CPSU Week in Review: Happy New Year!

 What will 2017 bring for the public sector? THE Tasmanian public sector is a strong union workplace and the Community & Public Sector Union is the union fighting for public services every day. There are many challenges facing the public sector around under-funding and unmanageable workloads that erode services and the integrity of our sector. […]

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Merry Christmas from the CPSU!

On behalf of us all at the CPSU – the Members, the Delegates, the Councillors and the staff – we wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas and hope you all get an opportunity to recharge your batteries for 2017. The CPSU office will be closed from Friday afternoon at 3pm on December 23 and […]

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CPSU week in review – 5 Agreements Finalised

5 Agreements finalised THE results are in and over 96% of Members voted to endorse your new Public Sector Wages Agreement (PSUWA). Thanks to all those who took the time to have your say in the ballot. It’s a two-year agreement, which includes: No cuts to existing conditions Significant improvements to Maternity Leave from 12 […]

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CPSU week in review – Bargaining Update

Bargaining Update ON MONDAY, each CPSU Member received an email with an update on the Wages Agreement process. The list contained a summary of where each Agreement is at, or when certain Agreements are due for renewal. Members part of the Ministerial Drivers Agreement – you will receive a detailed offer and a link to the […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA 2016 Ballot is Open THIS week we have a new workplace agreement for you to vote on and the CPSU team is out and about discussing the new offer with Members. You can see a summary of this offer here. As a Member-led union, it’s you who will decide whether we accept or reject […]

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Friday wrap: Your week in review

New, improved offer for Member vote LATE last week your union team received a second improved offer from the Hodgman Government. In October over 500 CPSU Members took part in meetings across our state and 94% of you voted to reject the government’s ultimatum. Your action is what forced Hodgman to negotiate and to genuinely bargain … […]

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Friday wrap: Your week in review

Bargaining Reference Group meetings next week Your Bargaining Reference Groups (BRG) will determine the next step following the Government’s response this week to our PSUWA. Then Members will be balloted for final endorsement, so if you’re interested in getting more involved in your union you’re welcome at one of the meetings next week. To register, please email cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au […]

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Friday wrap: Your week in review

Help bring resi care back into public hands MONDAY night’s ABC 4 Corners program exposed the shocking failures in our country’s privatised residential care system, including in Tasmania’s north west. The program revealed that some private operators are treating vulnerable children as badly as the families they escaped from, rather than protecting and nurturing them. Click […]

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Safe Pathways making money and putting kids at risk

MONDAY night’s ABC 4 Corners program exposed shocking failures in our country’s privatised residential care system and revealed that, rather than protecting and nurturing vulnerable children, some private operators are treating them as badly as the families they escaped. “What I can’t wrap my head around is why children are removed because they’re neglected, only to […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA Bargaining Update THIS week your union team met with the government’s negotiators to provide them with your response to the government’s ‘offer’.   Nearly 70% of CPSU Members voted and over 94% supported the counter-proposal for a 2% pay rise from December and to continue negotiating on the key issues identified by you. This was about […]

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