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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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New allowance added to Health & Human Services Award

TODAY the CPSU appeared at the Tasmanian Industrial Commission with HACSU to see a new addition to HAHSA. The Award now includes an allowance for the management of deceased persons pronounced dead on arrival. It sounds grim but it’s a necessary task that public sector workers undertake. The allowance is for workers who, due to […]

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APS bargaining update – January 2015

  THE FEDERAL Government’s agenda for the Australian Public Service is clear: it directly attacks workers’ rights. These public sector workers work in areas like Customs, CSIRO, our Defence Force, the Australian Taxation Office and vital services like Centrelink and Medicare, which we all know are experiencing huge cuts to staffing. They work to provide […]

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Huge rise in long term jobless

THE Government has its head in the sand, with latest jobs figures showing the number of long term unemployed in Tasmania surged almost 24% in the last 12 months. Yesterday The Examiner reported that almost 6000 Tasmanians were out of work for 12 months, and a further 3000 for at least two years. In the […]

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