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Have your say: Local government electoral changes

CONSULTATION started today on proposed changes to electoral arrangements for Tasmanian local governments. The changes include: Council opt-in compulsory voting, prohibiting dual representation so elected councillors are unable to concurrently hold a seat in state parliament, and four year terms for Mayors and Deputy Mayors rather than two years. You can find the consultation paper […]

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ACTU happy with Govt position on penalty rates

UNIONS are pleased the Federal Government has shown its commitment to maintain penalty rates. ACTU President Ged Kearney said unions were pleased the Government’s submission to the Fair Work Australia Modern Awards Review agreed that there was no economic argument for cutting penalty rates. “Any cut to penalty rates would undermine the principle of a […]

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Police redundancy update

YESTERDAY Tasmania Police announced 25 State Service Employees and 49 police officers had accepted voluntary redundancy offers. The drop in the number of state service employees means Police Officers will be doing more administrative work which means a less efficient use of resources and ultimately impacts on public safety. The Commissioner of Police Darren Hine […]

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Lara: now it’s your turn

DESPITE the appalling announcement about the 14,000 public sector jobs to go in Queensland, the state’s Premier Campbell Newman has told the Queensland Parliament that no one had been forced out of work. Today the ABC reported Mr Newman said all those affected by the cuts were being offered redeployment or voluntary redundancies. “Despite all […]

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Service Tasmania update

POSTCARDS opposing Service Tas cuts keep rolling in from rural and urban areas. People have added comments on a range of problems that reducing shop hours would create. Some can’t access online services and others already find it hard to get to a local Service Tas shop within current opening hours. Some recent comments: “This […]

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Case Load Management Tool update

THIS week the CPSU and HACSU met with CYS Management to progress discussions on the Case Load Management Tool (CLMT) for Child Protection. CYS will work with unions to develop the tools and aims to have them operational by the end of 2012. Discussions will be held with staff around the various types of CLMT […]

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Camp Allowance increased

THE ALLOWANCES for camping in the Tasmanian State Service Award are now updated to reflect CPI increases. This covers an employee required to camp overnight in a tent or similar accommodation to perform their duties. The allowance compensates for all special conditions such as carrying tents and equipment, travelling over rough terrain and for work […]

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Garage Services Review update

THE CPSU provided Member feedback to Management today about the Garage Services Review in the Department of Police and Emergency Management. There are still many questions about this review Members would like to see answered. The document from CPSU Members contains concerns and issues from Members as well as several questions from the CPSU about […]

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CPSU (SPSF) Group Federal Secretary nominations

Nominations are called for Federal Secretary of the CPSU (SPSF) Group. Written nominations can be made from Wednesday 5 Sept 2012 to arrive no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 26 Sept 2012. Click here for the election notice and nomination form. You can make a nomination by: Email: A properly completed, signed and scanned […]

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