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Know your Rights: Jury service

THE RIGHT to a fair trial and a day in court is one of the pillars of our democracy.  Key to this is the role of the jury, a cross-section of our community, so it’s important that working people aren’t discouraged from this through the loss of salary.  There’s increasing concern about juries not being […]

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Biosecurity in the News

LISTEN to CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch talk about staff concerns at Biosecurity Tasmania and the impact on industry below. FIND out the impact of Biosecurity Staff shortages on farmers at a time when we’re in drought here. READ what a former  Quarantine director has to say on how Jeremy Rockliff’s agency has rundown this […]

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Friday wrap: the week at a glance

Services, not surplus THIS week Premier Will Hodgman spruiked an impending surplus in his May budget. Meanwhile, the public services people rely on are under pressure thanks to understaffing and children are waiting to receive the help they need, people’s lives are put on hold as court lists take longer to get through and our […]

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CPSU staff profile: Administration Assistant Lauren Miller

 IT’S that you’ve probably encountered Lauren or one of our other admin staff. In the office Lauren’s known as a bit of a wildlife warrior, and today she was even looking after an orphaned native hen was found on the side of the road this morning until it was collected by a carer. Here’s more […]

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Support for Weekend Rates at Big Bash

SUNDAY saw another record crowd at Blundstone Area for the Big Bash T20 cricket. Over 30 Save our Weekend volunteers were there to speak with cricket fans and asking them and their families to sign the Australian Unions petition to protect Weekend Rates. Hazel from the CPSU Admin team went along, and said many people […]

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Biosecurity: understaffing leaves putting our industries at risk

OFTEN you don’t notice something is working or its value until it’s broken. Public sector workers like many of you often do your jobs behind the scenes, not visible to the public but creating the scene that they encounter every day. When understaffing and workload undermine the services they rely on, that’s when cracks start […]

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Seven Day Wrap: The last 7 days at a glance

Biosecurity THE discovery of a suspected Victorian gecko by a member of the public highlights the ongoing understaffing concerns of Biosecurity Tasmania employees.                           Our unique tourism and export industries need protection and more skilled, permanent staff are needed to do this. “Biosecurity […]

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THIS CHRISTMAS TASMANIAN CHILDREN NEED PROTECTION

TODAY Child Protection employees are giving voice to the hundreds of Tasmanian children who have been failed by an under resourced system in 2015. They are calling on Minister Petrusma to act now to protect and support children and families instead of waiting a further 3-5 years for a redesign process to be implemented. “Kids […]

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Christmas shutdown

THE CPSU office closes for our annual shutdown at 3pm on Christmas Eve (Thursday Dec 24) and re opens again on Monday January 4 at 8.30am. Your team at the public sector union wishes you all a safe and happy Christmas. It’s been another tough year but we’re planned and ready to go in 2016 […]

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