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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

Economist warns against wage caps

Last week Australia Institute Centre for Future Work economist Troy Henderson spoke to a group of CPSU Members about public sector austerity and wages caps. He said his work could be summed up with the words “Tasmanians need a pay rise”.  “Tasmanians need a pay rise is a very powerful message”, he told Members. “The […]

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Member Profile: Kate Duttmer

My job is: Senior Environmental Officer, and Team Leader of the Marine Compliance and Audit Unit, Salmon Environmental Management Section, EPA Tasmania.   My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Making sure the State’s aquaculture companies are growing fish in Tasmania’s waterways in a way that won’t cause environmental harm. It’s a case of trying […]

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Hodgman should stay out of Right to Information requests

Governments of the day are there to serve the communities they’re elected to run. They’re not there to look after their own political interests – unless you’re talking about the Hodgman Government.  Last week media reported a massive backlog in processing reviews of Right to Information requests, blowing out from an average of 381 days […]

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Collective walks continue

Tasmanians Need a Pay Rise Collective Walks continued on Tuesday at Rosny, New Town and in the Hobart CBD. Walkers handed out post cards, wore #TassieNeedsAPayRise gear and held signs.  Join the walks on Tuesday November 27. These will be the final walks for 2018 – so make sure you wear red and turn out.  […]

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Schools workload concerns raised

Members of the School Administration Association Forum met with Greens Leader Cassy O’Connor and Shadow Education Minister Michelle O’Byrne about workload and resourcing. School admin and business managers keep schools running day to day and year to year. They make sure our schools are safe and well-resourced. They need manageable workloads so they can make […]

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Industrial actions

Members placed further bans this week across the public sector. Click here to see the current Notice of Actions sent to Premier Will Hodgman. From 7:00am Wednesday 14 November 2018: PSUWA members working in libraries will: •    Ban charging the public for overdue books PSUWA members working in Community Corrections Glenorchy office will: •    Take […]

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Let’s stand together and keep strong

If you missed it, last week Treasurer Peter Gutwein called public sector union members who are taking action “a small number of militant unionists”. He’s misrepresenting and over blowing the actions they’ve carefully considered so he can try and scaremonger Tasmanians. We’ve tried to bargain with the Hodgman Government, but they won’t negotiate in good […]

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Schools Stop Work November 27-28

Will Hodgman continues to disrespect Tasmanians working in schools and colleges, who keep our schools running, teach our children vital skills and make school communities safe places to learn. Despite widespread industrial action across the public sector the Premier refuses to negotiate in good faith and scrap the 2% wages cap. Tasmanians need wage rises […]

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Collective Walks November 27

Tasmanians Need a Pay Rise actions continues on Tuesday November 27. HOBART: 12.30-1pm Meet outside Parliament Square (opposite St David’s Park), Salamanca Place for a walk around the CBD. Join on Facebook here. ST JOHNS PARK, NEW TOWN 12.30-1pm Meet on the grass near the Carruthers Building, St Johns Park, New Town and walking towards Moonah. […]

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Delegate Profile: Hamish Robinson, DPIPWE

My job is: A Property Valuer with the Office of the Valuer-General, Hobart Office. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Supplying valuations and other related property information that assists individuals, private businesses, Local Governments and State Government authorities make financial decisions on matters pertaining to real property. I joined the union because: There appears […]

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