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Treasurer’s statement yesterday showed incompetence

YESTERDAY Treasurer Peter Gutwein made a statement to parliament. Effectively he said it was up to workers and unions to find a solution to his budget mess because the only plan he had was to sack more workers and cut more services. He again refused to meet or negotiate to find savings and stated any […]

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Walk to the Hobart Meeting with other Members!

IF TOMORROW’S 1pm Hobart City Hall meeting suits you best, why not go to one of the designated meeting spots around the CBD and walk to the meeting with other union members. Find the map below! SOS – October 16 HOBART CITY HALL – map + march directions

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September Tasmanian Jobs Numbers: Full time jobs down, unemployment steady

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE From August to September the unemployment rate remained at 7.2%. PARTICIPATION RATE For the same period the participation rate also stayed the same, sitting at 60.7%. EMPLOYED TOTAL PERSONS From August to September the total number of people employed in the state also stayed the same, 236,600. EMPLOYED FULL TIME – TOTAL PERSONS […]

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Unions Tas: new Secretary, office holders

RECENTLY Steve Walsh was elected unopposed as Secretary of Unions Tasmania. Steve has a long history in the union movement, most recently as an Organiser with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union. The CPSU thanks previous Secretary Kevin Harkins for his tireless work and congratulates to Steve on his election and looks forward to working with […]

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Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill result

THANKS to everyone who signed and shared the petition against the Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill 2014. The petition had 4824 signatures – a fantastic result that demonstrates the depth of feeling about this Bill and Tasmanians’ opposition to it.  

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Want to know about WRIPS & Redundancies? Your union is the place to go

IN RECENT weeks most Agencies have called for expressions of interest in the Workplace Incentive Renewal Program and Targeted & Negotiated Voluntary Redundancies, but the CPSU has analysed the available documentation on these cost-saving strategies and has raised concerns and noted risks.   The TNVR program was created by the government with no negotiation with […]

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Parks and Wildlife: Movembering to raise money for men’s health

THIS year it’s the Parks and Wildgrowth Tasmania team’s eight Movember growing season and it’s aiming to get as many Parks and Wildlife Service staff on-board as possible, as well as raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues.   Parks and Wildgrowth Moustache Commander and Chief Tom Courto encourages you to get on board […]

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ACTU pushes to give casual workers the right to permanent work

ON WORLD Day for Decent Work yesterday, Australian unions pushed for more than two million casual workers in Australia the right to become permanent employees The ACTU is pushing to enter a clause into modern awards allowing casual employees to become permanent staff members. The ACTU is preparing to lodge the claim with the Fair […]

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