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International Women’s Day BBQ (March 8)

ADD IT TO your diaries: The Unions Tasmania Women’s Committee is holding a family friendly barbecue on March 8 in North Hobart to mark this day. Come together with other union families. There’ll be plenty of activities for children, a BBQ dinner and soft drinks for a gold coin donation. When: 5pm, March 8 Where: […]

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Anna Stewart Memorial Project 2016

Anna Stewart Memorial Project is on again this year. Runnning from June 27-1 July, this five day program develops the skills and knowledge of women in the unions across the movement in Tasmania through training so that they can return to their workplaces as activists and workplace leaders with a greater knowledge base and expanded […]

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Delegate Training – sign up today

THE TASMANIAN public sector is a strong union workplace.  Our union gives us a strong voice in every corner of our public sector. We want better lives, better workplaces and better services for our state. As Delegates you’re a key part of all of this. This year’s bargaining is our chance to secure the resources, expertise and voice […]

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Friday Wrap: the week in review

AS WELL AS CONTINUING OUR work helping public sector staff who deliver the services we all need, this week we Called for the Medicare sell-off to stop PRIME MINISTER Turnbull is continuing in Abbott’s footsteps when it comes to privatising Medicare. Australians want Medicare to stay public hands – so that our privacy is protected, […]

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Stop the Medicare sell off – sign the petition

PRIME MINISTER Turnbull is continuing in Abbott’s footsteps when it comes to privatising Medicare. The Abbott Government started this attack over 18 months ago when they quietly called for Expressions of Interest from private providers to deliver parts of the DHS payment system. Reports out of the Western Australian yesterday suggest that this isn’t just a thought […]

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Stand up for science – sign the petition & support CSIRO

WE KNOW that public services help to improve all of our lives both now and in the future and scientists are critical to evidence based policy. But job cuts and underfunding are undermining our science capability that’s been built up for decades and we will feel the impact for generations.   The Turnbull government is […]

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Friday Wrap: the week at a glance

WRIP review deferred WE’VE had significant concerns about Will Hodgman’s Workplace Renewal Incentive Programs (WRIPs) for a long time. These concerns include: WRIPs being used as cheap redundancies, with positions not being replaced which then impacts of staff workload and Tasmanian services Unfairness: age and gender bias influencing who receives a WRIP. This week the Auditor […]

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Numbers tell real story

THE PRODUCTIVITY Commission’s recently released reports on Government Services, including  Health, Child Protection and Courts, confirm what Members have been telling us – that our public sector is under resourced, which is impacting on the services that support us all to build better lives. The reports on health, courts, TasTAFE and child protection showed the following. […]

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Trans Pacific Partnership: CPSU SPSF expresses concerns

WE’RE proud to add our voice to concerns about the Trans Pacific Partnership. ON February 1 the CPSU (SPSF) joined 58 other community organisations that expressed the following fears: Expert analysis of the text reveals that the TPP: Allows foreign corporations to sue governments over changes to domestic law in unfair international tribunals which have […]

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Health & Safety Representatives Training Course

OUR TRAINER Ange is delivering five day Health & Safety Representatives Training Courses through Unions Tasmania. Find upcoming course dates and application for the WH&S five day course here: WHS STATE HSR Training Course Reg Form 2016

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