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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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PSUWA: Members endorse counter-proposal

BALLOT SHOWS HODGMAN THE YELLOW CARD CPSU MEMBERS covered by the Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement (PSUWA) have voted overwhelmingly to respond to the Hodgman Government’s ‘offer’ with a counter-proposal. 70% of eligible Members voted in the ballot and 94% supported the counter-proposal, putting the government on notice that its employees want real action to […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA ballot closes today AT LAST week’s statewide meetings the government’s ‘offer’ was discussed and attendees endorsed a resolution to be put to a ballot of all Members so you can have your say about your future. Members would have received an email regarding the ballot on Monday – the link is attached to the […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA member meetings THE Tasmanian Government clearly wants to force its employees into accepting an offer that means it won’t address the important issues facing the public sector until at least June 2019… and this definitely earns Will Hodgman a yellow card. PSUWA meetings have been in full swing discussing Will Hodgman’s ultimatum and what […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

Hello from the Royal Hobart Show! CPSU staff and members spent Thursday at the show to talk to Tasmanians about our public services and how the Hodgman government must fund them properly. The stall had lots of people stopping by for a chat and telling us where they would like Will Hodgman’s $62 million surplus to […]

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PSUWA Update: Time to show Hodgman the yellow card?

      WHAT a week – the Treasurer was again ‘negotiating’ the PSUWA agreement through Parliament, the People Matter survey was released and the Auditor General issued a report on the challenges facing the public sector around workforce planning. The parallels between the Auditor-General’s recommendations and our PSUWA claim are astonishing and these are exactly the issues […]

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