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AHPRA Members Log of Claims

All AHPRA Agreements across the country end on 30 June 2016. CPSU negotiated clauses in these Agreements last round, which meant negotiations needed to start six months before their end date. CPSU and AHPRA started negotiations on Wednesday February 3, with these meetings going ahead each fortnight. Meetings so far have focused on how the […]

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Friday Wrap: the week in review

Parliament is back and so are the weasel words The Hodgman government must think Tasmanians and workers have underwent lobotomies since the last few years when they’ve stripped services and cut job after job in our public sector. Get ready for rainbows and sunshine in 2016 – sound too good to be true? It is. […]

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Build a Better Future: IWD highlights gender inequity in Australia

AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE needs working women and to encourage this we need to gender equity. Yesterday  was International Women’s Day and the ACTU Gender Pay Gap – Over the Life Cycle report showed there’s plenty of work still to do, with women are still disadvantaged at every stage of life. Childhood: Young girls receive 11% less […]

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Working with children checks

LAST WEEK we received correspondence from the State Service Management Office (SSMO) that the government has finally established its position on Working With Children Checks (WWCC), that means: • Agencies will reimburse employees for the $103.60 fee for their first application. • This will apply retrospectively to 1 October 2015.  • They are also to […]

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Public Sector Union bargaining update

WE’VE been out and about in public sector workplaces talking to staff about the issues you would like action taken on in this year’s bargaining. We ‘ll follow this up with a survey to all members in early April which will determine our log of claims. Your Delegates will then meet in April to finalise […]

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Scientists condemn cuts to our public science from Hobart to New York

HUNDREDS of scientists concerned about CSIRO cuts left their workplaces and the International Climate Conference in Hobart to  rally outside the Tasmanian parliament yesterday; their voice was heard, with #CSIROCuts was one of the third most popular hashtag in Australia for some hours yesterday and back-to-back media coverage. Malcolm Turnbull and CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall […]

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Easter Drinks & May Day Activities Launch

JOIN other Hobart Union Members and staff for a pre-Easter catch up, as Unions Tasmania launches the program of activities and awards for this year’s May Day celebrations. Drinks and finger food provided. When: Wednesday March 23, 5-6.30pm. Where: The Waratah Hotel, 272 Murray Street, Hobart Join on Facebook and invite your friends here. RSVP: […]

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Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees

EVERYONE should be able to live in peace and free from danger. On Sunday March 20, Launceston join in on this walk for justice. Times (Sunday March 20) 1.45pm – Meet at Princes Square 2pm – Walking via Charles and Brisbane Streets to City Park 2.30-3pm – Stories, art, inspiration for justice for refugees We’ll […]

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FRIDAY WRAP: the week at a glance

TIC Politician Pay decision means Govt wages policy is ‘dead and buried’                     ON MONDAY the Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) handed down its decision on politicians’ pay, which saw a 10.53%, or $13,000 increase to their base salary from July 1 this year.   While it’s […]

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