Media releases

Survey Identifies Need for Significant Change

A major survey commissioned by two of Tasmanian’s largest unions, the Community & Public Sector Union (CPSU) and the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) identifies the need for significant change to the culture of Tasmania’s state public sector. Just 39% of survey respondents have trust and confidence in the leadership of their Agency while […]

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Australia’s Worst Employer

THE Tasmanian government has been identified as Australia’s worst employer in a review conducted by the national online job search website InsideTrak (http://www.insidetrak.com.au/)   The web based survey was conducted in November 2012 and received responses from 4,100 workers from across the country and across 20 different industry sectors including education, healthcare, retail, mining, hospitality […]

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PREMIER SHOULD FOLLOW SWAN’S LEAD

Premier Giddings should follow the lead of her Federal counterpart Wayne Swan and abandon the austerity measures that have driven the Tasmanian economy to the brink of recession.   “Wayne Swan and the Gillard government have decided to put jobs and the welfare of Australian families ahead of their desire to get the budget back […]

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REMOVE THE THREAT OF FORCED REDUNDANCIES

The Community & Public Sector Union is calling on the Premier to remove the threat of forced redundancies that hangs over the head of every Tasmanian public sector worker so they have the confidence to begin spending and help to rescue our stalled economy.   In February 2011 Premier Giddings announced she intended to make […]

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State Government Failing on Work Health and Safety

The CPSU has released the results of a survey of 1198 members which shows the Tasmanian Government is failing to provide its employees with safe work environments. “We undertook to survey our members to determine the Government’s current performance on Work Health and Safety and their readiness to comply with the new WHS legislation to […]

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Government Seeking Power without Accountability

Public Sector unions have begun a campaign today to have proposed changes to Tasmania’s State Service Act either amended or rejected because key accountability and transparency mechanisms have been excluded. The government intends to radically amend the State Service Act 2000 to implement the recommendations of an external review by George O’Farrell. Mr. O’Farrell recommends […]

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Mental Health Workers Struggle under Budget Cuts

Tasmania’s Public Sector Mental Health services are under severe pressure and workers are feeling anxious about the future for Tasmania’s mentally ill as a result of State Government budget cuts.   Yesterday representatives of the CPSU and HACSU met with Senior Mental Health management where they outlined the serious concerns employees had about service delivery […]

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Hodgman Must Detail ‘Frontline’ Promise

In the Tasmanian Liberals reply to the State Budget to be delivered in parliament tomorrow, opposition leader Will Hodgman has said he will detail a plan to get the budget back into surplus without cutting ‘frontline’ public sector jobs. Unless Mr. Hodgman provides details about what he means by ‘frontline’ jobs this commitment is worthless. […]

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Union Seek Public Support in Campaign Against Politicians Pay Increases

Unions will begin gathering pledges from the general public in their campaign to convince Legislative Councillors to support legislation that will decouple Tasmanian politicians from increases awarded to their Federal counterparts. Already more than 2000 signatures have been collected from union members and now the general public will have an opportunity to add their voice […]

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Schools Left Without Social Workers

Fifteen schools in Southern Tasmania have been left without any allocated social worker time due to vacancy control by the Department of Education. School social workers perform vital duties that support the functions of other school staff but they also provide an important safety net for children. When a school is left without allocated social […]

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