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Tasmanians need a pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Premier Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. Pay rises are not keeping up with the cost of living but Will Hodgman’s unfair 2% cap is holding down wages for all Tasmanians who work. That’s why Tasmanians who […]

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HODGMAN GOVERNMENT PLAN TO SILENCE CRITICS

New employment guidelines proposed by the Hodgman government would expose state service employees to the threat of termination if they use social media to be critical of their employer, the government or a Minister. The changes would guarantee the Premier could act against a state service employee who found themselves in the same situation as […]

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PUBLIC SECTOR RESPONDS TO SUSPECTED FRUIT FLY INCURSION

Tasmania’s professional public sector has swung into action to respond to several suspected Queensland fruit fly incursions.  Biosecurity Tasmania staff have put in place a well-planned strategy designed to respond to this risk to our prized export industries. “I understand an incident management team has been established to manage the response based at the Prospect […]

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PEOPLE’S INQUIRY INTO PRIVATISATION LAUNCHES

THE  impact on ordinary Australians of privatising essential public assets and services will be examined in a People’s Inquiry launched by Public Services International (PSI) today. The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation will examine in detail community concerns, including those recently raised by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims, that selling off assets […]

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WILL’S BIG PAY DAY

Today, as a result of a process that has been entirely managed and presided over by Will Hodgman, he and all other Tasmanian politicians will receive salary increases of more than 10%. Despite all the crocodile tears and mock outrage our politicians will get increases most of them have described as being ‘out of step’ […]

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION

HUNDREDS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ACROSS TASMANIA ARE SET TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION FOLLOWING THEIR DUMPING FROM THE NEW TASMANIA HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE. From next Tuesday Allied Health Professionals in the Tasmanian Health Service will commence industrial action after the new CEO of the THS refused to reconsider his decision not to have a specific […]

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THIS CHRISTMAS TASMANIAN CHILDREN NEED PROTECTION

TODAY Child Protection employees are giving voice to the hundreds of Tasmanian children who have been failed by an under resourced system in 2015. They are calling on Minister Petrusma to act now to protect and support children and families instead of waiting a further 3-5 years for a redesign process to be implemented. “Kids […]

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CHILD PROTECTION WORKERS TELL MINISTER – ‘CHILDREN ARE AT RISK’

Child Protection and Family Violence workers have written to Minister Petrusma telling her that her failure to properly resource them is putting children and clients at risk. 118 workers signed the letter to the Minister which represents over 75% of her operational workforce.  It includes members of the CPSU, HACSU and non-union members. “It’s time […]

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Biosecurity Tas: overtime ban will continue

CPSU members at Biosecurity Tasmania will continue their ban on overtime for another week as a result of Minister Rockliff doing absolutely nothing to address their concerns. “These workers have been telling the Minister for almost 6 months that they can’t continue to work excessive overtime to hold together the Biosecurity system but he has […]

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION BEGINS IN BIOSECURITY TASMANIA

FROM midnight on Monday 16 November Biosecurity Tasmania staff will be banning all overtime in a campaign to force the Hodgman government into properly funding this vital service. In July Biosecurity officers reported significant workload issues with 80% of them concerned that workload pressures had the potential to impact on their standard of work. Over […]

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