Media releases

Government Unable to Negotiate Agreement, Industrial Action Flagged in Parks

The union representing Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service workers has flagged industrial action after the government refuses to commit to bargaining in good faith for a replacement industrial agreement. The CPSU served a claim on government in late 2013 but it has proven impossible to make progress on negotiations due to a lack of instruction […]

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Government Slashes Jobs and Access at TMAG

Fifteen Tasmanian workers will lose their jobs at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the community will have less access to the institution as a result of yesterday’s announcement by Minister for Arts Vanessa Goodwin. The review of TMAG visitor services and front of house operations has resulted in a decision to close on […]

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UNIONS WARN OF DAMAGE TO SERVICES IF 1,200 JOBS ARE TERMINATED

Roz Madsen PRESIDENT, UNIONS TASMANIA 13th March 2014 Tasmania’s public sector unions have renewed calls to save public service jobs from the chopping block with the Liberal Party appearing wedded to policies that are likely to see 1,200 jobs terminated. At an event on Parliament House Lawns today 1,200 small paper cut-outs of people were […]

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UNIONS LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN: SAVE PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS

Roz Madsen PRESIDENT, UNIONS TASMANIA 24th February 2014 Unions representing Tasmania’s public sector workers today launched a campaign to highlight the damage that will be caused to Tasmanian communities if there are further cuts to public service jobs. “Tasmanians need to understand that when you cut public service jobs, there will be an impact right […]

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ELECTION POLICIES MUST BE PROPERLY COSTED

The CPSU today called on all political parties to properly cost election policies to avoid cost blow outs affecting future service delivery.   The union is concerned that parties are developing policies on the run during the election campaign that have the potential to impose significant costs on the tax payer thereby reducing the money […]

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OPPORTUNITY FOR LIBERALS TO COME CLEAN ON POLICE FUNDING

The appearance of the opposition leader Will Hodgman at the Police Association conference today is a perfect opportunity for him to come clean on the Liberals plans for Tasmania Police staffing. As the union that represents unsworn officers the CPSU is calling on Mr Hodgman to explain exactly what positions a future Liberal government would […]

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Union Members Set To Consider Government Wages Offer

Union members will vote on an offer from the government that will determine the wages and conditions of over 13,000 public sector workers for the next three years. The offer includes wage increases of 2% per annum, a job security guarantee and reforms aimed at rewarding high level performance through development and training opportunities and […]

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Union Members Endorse Log of Claims

An overwhelming majority of CPSU and HACSU members employed in the Tasmanian public sector have endorsed a log of claims that will form the basis of negotiations for wages and conditions over the next 3 years. The log of claims is for the largest Agreement the state government has with its employees covering around 15,000 […]

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LET’S MAKE THIS THE LAST BUDGET ESTIMATES

BUDGET estimates have ended for another year which makes it a good time to consider whether the whole process is value for money. Over the past four days eight Ministers have spent a combined 126.5 hours being quizzed by their parliamentary colleagues on their portfolios.  To prepare for this examination literally hundreds of public sector workers […]

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