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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

Tax Time

Tax receipts were sent out to members last week for those on Direct Debit and Manual payment. CPSU Members who pay their subscription through payroll: you will be able to find this information on your group certificate. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 6234 1708. Don’t forget – your union subscription […]

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Public Sector Bargaining

As you know the Hodgman government has given up on bargaining and decided it wants to refer the wage dispute to the Industrial Commission for arbitration.  The CPSU has sought legal advice on the Section 61 arbitration process and it’s clear that as is a legal process we need to ensure any referral is done […]

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Australians want more hours

In the last decade more Australians are reporting that they’re underemployed – that they want more work hours. That’s according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released on Monday. In 2009 7.6 per cent of Australia’s total labour force reported they were underemployed – this has risen to 8.2% in 2019. This year there were […]

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Unions calling for a Code Blue response to help homeless crisis

Every Tasmanian should have a safe place to sleep at night. Last week we stood with other unions in support for a Code Blue response to the current homelessness crisis. A Code Blue response means the Hodgman Government would trigger emergency support for people sleeping rough when there’s severe weather. This measure would sit along […]

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Member Profile – Darroch Donald

My job is: With Visitor Services, Parks and Wildlife on Maria Island since 2012. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Protecting its natural and cultural assets, facilitating the sustainable use of Tasmania’s reserve system and educating the public of its value. I joined the union because: I needed the support and care. I have gratitude […]

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Libraries action

Last week Libraries Tasmania Hobart workers raised awareness of issues in their service. CPSU Members at the Hobart Library wobble boarded outside the service last Wednesday and handed out flyers to flag concerns about the overuse of casual staff at libraries and the impact on the service statewide.  After the recent union meeting of library […]

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Family Violence action

The Safe Homes, Families Communities action plan hasn’t put a single cent towards government run specialist support services. The plan highlights the need for additional children and adult support services and a need for better integration of services but there’s no recognition of or funding for the Family Violence Counselling & Support Service. These professionals […]

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Safe at Work Survey

Everyone has a right to a safe workplace and to arrive home at the end of the working day. Yet every week four people are killed and thousands more seriously injured in Australian workplaces. Every one of these is preventable. Working people in their unions are fighting for improved workplace laws and safer workplaces. As […]

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Award for Sharan Burrow, ITUC President

Congratulations to International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow on being awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.  From a New South Wales School Teacher, to ACTU President and now the leader of the global union movement, Sharan has spent her life in the service of others.  ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow: “As […]

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Consultation – or lack thereof

We know when employers talk to workers, who know their jobs inside out, it makes for better decisions.  But we keep hearing about changes being pushed through without proper consultation. This means workers aren’t able to give their valuable input, which could help avoid mistakes and make sure changes are indeed worthwhile and implemented correctly.  […]

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