Delegates are key to a strong and vibrant union. They ensure every workplace has a voice and is able to harness the collective strength of Members to achieve outcomes in that workplace.
The CPSU provides Delegates with training, mentoring and support. We work to ensure they have the skills and confidence to support Members, encourage potential members to join and facilitate involvement in wider union campaigns and activities.
“Delegates are the lifeblood of the union. Delegates perform the key role of linking CPSU Members at the workplace with our union office, and in many cases, other union members. As a Delegate you are the voice of the union in your workplace.“
Thirza White, General Secretary
If you’re not sure who the Delegate is for your work group, contact us at CPSU@tas.cpsu.com.au or by calling (03) 6234 1708 and we’ll help you identify them!
We’re so glad you’re keen! You can nominate to become a Delegate at the bottom of the page.
No, a union Delegate is a unique role elected by union members to represent their work group.
Health and safety representatives, commonly referred to as HSRs, are workers who are elected to represent the health and safety interests of their work group. The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 allows workers within a business or undertaking to be grouped into work groups so they can elect a member of their group to represent them.
CPSU Delegates have rights under the Tasmanian State Service Award or the Fair Work Act – depending under which jurisdiction you work. Delegate Rights – Tasmanian State Service Award Delegate Rights – Fair Work Act