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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

It’s been a big year

After statewide meetings late in 2017, bargaining reference groups started early in 2018 and these were closely followed by a member-wide survey. You then had your say at member meetings held around the state. Your survey responses and feedback formed the statement of intent for this agreement. The headlines: 3% increases over 3 years with […]

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Stop Work: Well Done!

Well done to all Members who stopped work this week. Meetings were held in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart. Turnout was fantastic. We are not a militant minority as Treasurer Peter Gutwein claims. We are a committed majority. We stood with fire fighters and colleagues from United Voice Tasmania and the Australian Workers Union. CPSU Assistant […]

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Delegate Profile

This week we profile CPSU Delegate Sharon Newlands   (pictured front left). Read more about Sharon below. My job is: Finance Officer, Department of Police, Fire & Emergency Services. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Supporting frontline staff by ensuring invoices, claims etc., are paid in time. I joined the union because: I believe collectively […]

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Schools Stop Work Media coverage

Last week was HUGE. Catch up on the news  from Schools Stop Work meetings below. Southern Cross News: (story starts about 6 minutes in): https://youtu.be/QTzNhHqn8h0 Mercury: (Click on image to enlarge) Examiner: (Click on image to enlarge)  

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Stop Work: RSVP Today & Posters

When your employer refuses to listen the only option left to a worker is to stand together and withdraw your goodwill and labour. RSVP to a Stop Work Meeting at Burnie, in Launceston and Hobart today. Stop Work Burnie – 10 December 12:30pm Venue – Europa Café, 23 Cattley Street, Burnie RSVP: click here to RSVP […]

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Posters: schools stop work

Find posters below to print for schools stop work meetings on November 27-28. blank poster for own message School support staff 1 School support staff_ 5 School support staff_ 6 School support staff_ 7 School support staff_4 Stop Work Schools N&NW Venues Stop Work Schools South Venues    

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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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