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Alexander Spirit: strong show of support for crew as it sets sail

THE ALEXANDER Spirit left Devonport this morning. The tanker has been docked since the start of June, with the 36 workers expecting to lose their jobs once they arrive in Singapore. Last night the Devonport community, which so strongly supported these workers held a barbecue to farewell the crew. It’s been a difficult time for […]

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CommSec State of the States: July 2015

WHILE the CommSec State of the State report for July 2015 had some positive signs, there was still a lot of bad news. It comes after the number of jobs in our state dropped again in June, according to the latest ABS figures (read more here).  The CommSec results aren’t all rosy; in fact the […]

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Morale low, workload high at Biosecurity Tasmania

A CPSU survey has revealed major concerns for workers at Biosecurity Tasmania. The two most significant issues the survey highlighted were workload and morale at Biosecurity Tasmania. The CPSU is very concerned about the findings. The survey showed: 60% of respondents said they currently had significant workload issues with 80% of respondents saying workload pressure […]

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Alexander Spirit: Community BBQ in Devonport tomorrow

A COMMUNITY barbecue is on in Devonport tomorrow (Saturday July 18) to support Australian jobs, Australian shipping and show solidarity for the sacked crew of the Alexander Spirit. Everyone is invited to come along to the free community event tomorrow at noon on Wright St Devonport. Background: Last Thursday 36 workers on the Alexander Spirit were […]

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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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