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Survey: work and life

The ACTU Survey: Our Living Standards, Our Voice revealed some shocking statistics when it was released last week. The peak body surveyed tens of thousands of Australians on a range of issues about work and their living conditions. The results were anything but rosy. Some key statistics were: 55% of 39,856 respondents strongly agreed or […]

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Survey on school budget cuts

The Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby is conducting a survey to find out how budget cuts are affecting your child and their school. Find a link to the survey here.

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Tas Public Sector cuts numbers expected later today

THE State Government’s Revised Estimates Report is due this afternoon, and it should shed some light on the impact of budget cuts, and give an update on the number of people who’ve left the state service. The Government announced its agenda to axe more than 1200 jobs in August last year. Since then the government […]

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Budget impacts

EACH week we’re hearing how workers and services, and ultimately Tasmanians, are bearing the brunt of budget cuts. We’ll keep sharing this information with you and the Tasmanian community as it highlights the importance of the work of our members as well as how the government’s haphazard hacking approach to budget cuts is failing and […]

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TMAG Draft Interim Agreement: Front of House Operations

DOWNLOAD the an Interim Draft Agreement for the Front of House (FoH) Operations at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG) below. TMAG Agreement – amendments 2-2-15 accepted Please read it through and give any feedback, concerns or questions to CPSU Organiser Sarah Miller for further follow up.

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Retail slumps under Gutwein, Hodgman cuts agenda

THE Government’s ruthless cuts to the public sector are hurting Tasmania. Yesterday Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed retail trade was down for the fourth month in a row. Spending in December was $460.4M compared to $461.4 in November –Tasmania was the only state or territory to record a loss for the traditional spend-big month in […]

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Queensland: can’t ignore consequences for treatment of community

AFTER a regime of austerity and arrogance Campbell Newman’s Queensland government toppled from power on the weekend after a massive groundswell against its approach. The rejection of the Liberals was unparalleled, even shocking pollsters.   Similarities between the Tasmanian and Queensland Governments Under Newman Queenslanders endured the slashing of 24,000 public sector jobs that resulted […]

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Delegate Steve Arditto: “one thing”

Worksite: StaffLink, Tasmanian Health Organisation South One thing Steve’s learnt in his Delegate role: “One thing I’ve learnt is that it’s not enough to be a union member these days, you have to be an activist.” Currently his Delegate role involves: “As a Delegate I’m spending a lot of time talking to Members in my […]

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Kind, considered approach needed to Tasmanian Budget

IN ITS Budget Priorities Statement the Tasmanian Council of Social Services calls on the State Government to take a different approach. The peak body writes: “It is critical that Tasmania learns from other jurisdictions to avoid replicating the social and economic vulnerability being caused by deep budget cuts to health, welfare and education systems there”. […]

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February Departure Lounge Specials

Need a holiday? The latest deals are out now from the Departure Lounge for February 2015, download the flyer below. 2015-Feb-Flyer To access these deals, go to www.departurelounge.com.au and enter the password. You’ll need to email cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au, with your Member number ready for the password. 

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