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Education Act Review forums

THE State Government is holding public forums about its review of the Tasmanian Education Act. The forums are on the following dates: Hobart, Monday July 27, 4pm-6pm Hobart, Tuesday July 28, 12pm-2pm Hobart (Eastern Shore), Tuesday July 28, 7pm-9pm Glenorchy, Wednesday July 29, 9am-11am   Launceston, Wednesday July 29, 5:30pm-7:30pm Launceston, Thursday July 30, 12pm-2pm   […]

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Alexander Spirit: Your support needed

SUPPORT or  join the community rally that’s on tomorrow to support Australian jobs, Australian shipping and demonstrate support for the sacked crew of the Alexander Spirit. Background: Last Thursday 36 workers on the Alexander Spirit were notified that they would be terminated on arrival in Singapore and replaced with foreign workers. This occurred only after […]

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Member receives back pay after lack of information on roster change

THE CPSU helped a Member receive back pay recently. The Member was removed from the on-call roster. However they weren’t properly informed about this, and so the Member kept performing the duties associated with being on-call, and kept getting call outs. A year later the Member noticed something wasn’t quite right when they’d noticed a […]

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Labour Force June 2015

WE SAW a lift in the unemployment rate and fewer employed in June, according to the latest ABS job numbers. The figures (trend) showed: Unemployment rate From May to June this year we saw an increase in the unemployment rate, rising from 6.8%-6.9%.   Participation rate The participation rate for June remained the same as […]

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Probe into public sector exit payments

A REVIEW is on its way into redundancy and Workforce Renewal Incentive Program payments made to Tasmanian public sector worker after the CPSU called on the Auditor General to investigate the way in which these payments occurred, after hearing cases of unfairness and discrimination. CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch told the Mercury that payments were […]

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Tax time: what you need to know

IT’S THAT time of year again! This Friday, July 3, we’ll start sending out tax receipts for Members who pay their union fees manually or by direct debit. After this time, if you haven’t received your receipt and need it quickly, please email your CPSU at cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au or call 6234 1708. If your CPSU subscription […]

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Agency now consulting its workforce

TASTAFE will now consult with affected Members on proposed changes. This comes after the CPSU twice met with management about the lack of consultation for admin staff in the delivery teams who were below band five. In May the CPSU met with management to say consultation with these workers was needed, but this advice was […]

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Health reform but not enough resources

THE TASMANIAN Health Service officially starts today, after the government’s release of its White Paper plan for our health services earlier this week. Find the white paper here. Questions remain about how the health reform will be funded, with the recent State Budget showing massive cuts to frontline health of at least $29.1 million in […]

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Member achieves salary progression with CPSU’s help

THE CPSU’s Membership Advice & Support Team recently helped a Member in the Department of State Growth with a concern about their salary progression. The Member contacted us concerned that they weren’t being paid according to a new progression level negotiated by the CPSU into the Tasmanian State Service Award to come into effect as […]

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Politician pay Bill passes Tas parliament

THE PARLIAMENTARY Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Amendment Bill 2015 passed both houses of parliament last week. This gave politicians a 2% pay increase this week, so their base salary will go from $118,466 to $120,835 a year. Next year the legislation will see the Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) make a decision about MP salaries, but […]

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