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AEC post-CPSU Branch Election report

A REPORT has been received from the Australian Electoral Commission on the 2016 CPSU Branch Election that notes that while there were no irregularities with  conduct of elections it does note several Branch Rules that were difficult to apply/interpret and recommends these be addressed. The CPSU Federal election Rules were completely rewritten in 2015/6 and […]

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PSUWA Update: Treasurer Gutwein has a problem with arithmetic

IN NEGOTIATIONS for the Public Sector Unions Agreement last Friday Hodgman government negotiators provided detail that showed the actual difference between the government’s meagre wages policy and the cost of delivering a fair wage increase is a minimal $19.56M over three years. In May the Treasurer Peter Gutwein told the public that the wage increases […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA Update WHAT did we learn from the second PSUWA bargaining meeting? • Treasurer Gutwein has a problem with arithmetic;  • The government wants to divide public sector workers over basic entitlements; and • Payroll deductions for union membership are under attack.  Bargaining Groups continue OUR second Bargaining Reference Group was held in the North […]

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Video: Where Tasmanians want the surprise $62.7m surplus to go

We asked the public to show us where they’d like Will Hodgman’s surprise $62.7msurplus spent out of a handful of the services you provide (and politicians pay). Watch the result here: https://youtu.be/4Deil_mF9Y0 Although hospitals basket was first to fill, when people saw the balls piling up, they considered what other services they’d like to see […]

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The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation: Hobart public hearing

Give communities a voice Our services are under threat. Hospitals, schools, TAFE, Medicare, disability care, electricity, water … What about our rights as a community to have our say over how our services are run? The Turnbull government has directed the Productivity commission to conduct an inquiry into how to further privatise our public services, […]

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CPSU 2016 Award Winners

CPSU Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Tasmanian Community Recipient:    Shirley Williams Shirley Williams is a founding member of the Advocacy group Breaking the Silence which was founded 5 years ago. A group of young people within the Bridgewater and Brighton community came together to see how they could help to stop the violence within […]

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Friday Wrap: Your Week in review

  Your 2016 CPSU Award Winners Announced! CPSU Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Tasmanian Community Recipient: Shirley Williams, Bridgewater LINC Congratulations to Shirley, our CPSU Award Recipient for Outstanding Contribution to the Tasmanian Community Shirley is a founding member of the Advocacy group Breaking the Silence, which was founded five years ago. This group […]

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Surplus: Properly fund Tasmanian public services

LAST week Will Hodgman’s government discovered there was a surprise surplus of $62 million. This cash surplus was built by cutting the services Tasmanians rely on. We need investment in our public services so they can strengthen our Tasmanian communities.  Services like:  • Our hospitals, which care for the sick and get them back on their […]

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First PSUWA Bargaining Reference Group meetings kicked off this week

ON TUESDAY 28 Delegates and Members attended the first bargaining reference group meeting in Hobart – a great turnout and a packed room. They heard about the Hodgman government’s “unique” approach to bargaining and what its proposals mean for public sector staff like you. This is what Will Hodgman’s approach is so far.  Members, make […]

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State Service Employment Framework

LAST week the Hodgman Government circulated a discussion paper that seeks to review the employment framework in the Tasmanian Public Sector.   This is a very important issue as it goes to how public sector staff are employed and has the potential to undermine the job security of those workers. The CPSU is still reviewing […]

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