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PSUWA 18: Bargaining kicks off

Last week we had the first meeting with the Hodgman government to consider the Statement of Intent for the PSUWA. We mostly dealt with administration – where and when meetings would occur and who would attend.  We indicated we would be asking two of our Councillors to join our bargaining team. There were some positive […]

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Bargaining Reference Groups on soon for Delegates, workplace leaders

At these groups we’ll discuss the next phase of action to achieve our Statement of Intent for this Agreement because Tasmanians need a pay rise but the Hodgman government has handed down its budget that locks in a 2% wage cap until at least 2023.   If you’re a Delegate or a workplace leader, come along […]

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Welcome Lisa and Matthew

 We recently welcomed Lisa  and Matthew to the CPSU team. Read more about them below. Lisa: CPSU Organising and Campaigning Team My background is: I’ve recently moved to Tassie from Newcastle, NSW.   My work history has predominantly been in the Community Services/NGO sector in Health Promotion, Advocacy, and Youth Development, and I had one […]

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Delegate Profile: Andrew Boskell

This week we talk to Department of Health IT Consultant Andrew Boskell. My job is: To provide operational leadership to the IT Support Team in the North West. To deliver consultancy to the DoH, THS and external vendors with the aim of supporting the people who support and care for all Tasmanians. Contribute to proving […]

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Delegate Training: Sign up now

We’re officially in the second half of 2018. We have Delegate Training courses in the North, North-West and South, which you can book into today. Remember, under your Award you have a right to take five days paid training leave in any one calendar year to attend union-endorsed union courses and attendance at union conferences . […]

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Biosecurity, DPIPWE respond to marine threat

Biosecurity Tasmania and DPIPWE workers protect our unique environment and industries. They work to stamp out threats, like the soft-shelled clam found at Orford recently that’s a threat to native marine species. Soft-shell clams, or Mya japonica, are native to the Northern Hemisphere, and this is the first detection of soft-shell clam in the Southern […]

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Child Safety Service: more workers to help children, families

Some good news from the state budget was the announcement of 25 new Child Safety Workers to protect children and support families. This was due to the action from Members and Delegates, which constantly highlighted the need for more workers in their #HaveAHeart campaign. We wanted to see 40 additional workers but 25 is a […]

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We need to talk about estimates

This week is budget estimates week. It’s supposed to be a  week where the government of the day answers questions about the budget and its impact on public services.  A responsible, honest government should provide frank answers about how it’s trying to improve all our lives. The Tasmanian government should be transparent about the decisions […]

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Issue in the Workplace?

Contact your workplace CPSU Delegate or CPSU Direct on 6234 1708 or at CPSUDirect@tas.cpsu.com.au. CPSUDirect provide industrial support, information and advice on queries relating to: • Leave • Workplace grievances and disputes • Code of conduct & inability investigations • Allowances • Performance management • Return to work (general and workers compensation) • Classification and […]

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Proud to be Public: Member Profile

Garry W Conroy-Cooper, Manager, Launceston LINC My job is: To lead a group of dedicated and diverse staff and volunteers. To promote the social and economic benefits of reading throughout life. To ensure that people have the skills to read for work, play, lifelong learning and realise their potential in society. My job helps the Tasmanian […]

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