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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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Friday Wrap: the week at a glance

Health IN A SHOCKING revelation a 95-year-old woman was left to wait on the floor in the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department. AMA Tasmania’s Tim Greenaway:  “Tasmanians are waiting longer than anyone for surgery that, although is titled elective, is in fact necessary and impacts heavily on emergency load in public hospitals,” he said. “What […]

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Public Sector Superannuation Reform

Unions have been briefed on Hodgman Government legislation that significantly reforms management of superannuation funds in the Tasmanian public sector. The government plans to table it in Parliament in March this year with the intention of the changes taking effect over the next 12 months. Read our information sheet here: CPSU Info Sheet – Public […]

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Friday Wrap: last seven days at a glance

Biosecurity Colin Sherman, a former Quarantine Tas director, says Jeremy Rockliff’s Agency has broken “one of the only things in DPIPWE that act­ually worked”. “All the good work over decades has been undone in a matter of months.” Read the story here. FIND out the impact of Biosecurity Staff shortages on farmers at a time when […]

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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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