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Sign the petition to protect our threatened species

Seventeen birds and mammals, including the Orange-Bellied Parrot, are expected to disappear in the next 20 years unless we improve the protection of threatened species and their habitat. But the Turnbull Government wants to slash the jobs of 60 of the people who are working to protect them. Click here to sign the petition to […]

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School Support Staff Awards

School Support Staff work together to make schooling happen: they support our students, teachers, parents and keep our schools running.   Do you know a School Support Staff team at the school where you work or send your child to who should be recognised for their contribution to the school community?  Then nominate them today! […]

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Budget Update

The Tasmanian budget released yesterday confirms that Will Hodgman does not value you, your professionalism or dedication to serving the community.   The budget papers reveal provision for only a 2% wage rise for public sector workers until at least 2023 which is the continuation of an arbitrary and unfair cap on your wages by […]

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Proud to be Public Member Profile: Gerald Parsons, Tasmania Fire Service

My job is:   I’m a Utility Officer at the Tasmanian Fire Service in the Southern region. Effectively, I do operations support. This includes looking after the fire station, minor maintenance, supplies and logistics; helping the volunteer and career firefighters be truck- ready. When it’s fire season, I’ll take supplies and food to the fire […]

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North-West campaigning

Inequality is skyrocketing in Australia and Tasmanians need a pay rise.  Last week we visited the North-West to talk to both members and the public about the Tassie Needs a Pay Rise and Change the Rules campaigns. We wobbleboarded, visited worksites and helped run an activity in Devonport’s Rooke Street Mall asking residents where they […]

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Delegate Profile Martyn Goodsell

My Job is: Technical Officer – Land Titles Office My job helps the Tasmanian community by: “My job helps the Tasmanian community by assisting professional organisations and the general public with a broad range of surveying and Title enquiries, either by phone, email or  in person. Drawing plans, inputting spatial data of new survey plans so […]

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Proud to be Public Member Profile: Shirley Williams

Shirley, pictured on the right, with her colleagues on getREDy Day. My job is:   Customer Service Officer at the Bridgewater Library.   My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Offering services that keep them connected and informed.     I joined the union because:   When I joined the Union, there were a lot […]

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Future Work report: governments’ role in creating jobs we can count on

Last week Future Work released its report Raising the Bar. This report looks at how governments have the potential to use their spending power to strengthen wages and labour standards in the interests of building a fairer, more inclusive economy. The report examines governments’ roles in areas such as wage stagnation and growth and job […]

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Public sector workers: protecting our industries

Last week we heard that the single largest biosecurity action we’ve ever seen will eradicate the Queensland Fruit Fly from Tasmania come Spring. This is the result of the countless hours and hard work of Biosecurity Tasmania staff and hundreds of other public sector staff who put their hands up to work on the response […]

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Australian Unions pushing for a better public services and jobs

Last week Australian Unions released its Jobs You Can Count On Strategy, with a big chunk dedicated to improving public services and the jobs that deliver them. Many of these align with our Statement of Intent, which Members endorsed last week. The jobs you count on deliver the public services Tasmanians need.  Find the Australian […]

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