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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

Tasmanian Branch Rule Change

An application was lodged with the Registered Organisations Commission on 21 October 2019 to amend the Rules of the CPSU (SPSF Group, Tasmanian Branch).  The amendments to the Rules were approved by the Tasmanian Branch Council at a meeting held on 27 September 2019.  The main aim of the Rule changes is to overhaul the […]

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Direct Debit Authority

In order for the CPSU to offer members a facility to pay their membership subscriptions via Direct debit we are required to contract an external provider.  The CPSU has contracted ‘Cloud Payments’ to process our Direct Debits.  Direct Debits are a highly regulated banking service and part of that regulation is clear Direct Debit Authorities […]

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Public sector caps keeping wages low

The Reserve Bank Governor Rob Lowe has called for wage rises in the three per cent range, warning that public sector pay caps are entrenching low wage growth. RBA Governor Rob Lowe said the following to a House of Representatives economic committee last week: “In the medium term, I think wages in Australia should be […]

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12-Month Agreement Offers Signed & Registered

We now have the following signed registered 12-month agreements: • Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement • Allied Health Professionals Agreement • Port Arthur Historic Site Agreement • Ministerial Drivers Agreement • Legal Practitioners Agreement • Radiation Therapist Agreement • Dental Officers Agreement Correctional Officers Agreement is still on its way. What you achieved working together […]

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Come to our AGM

CPSU Awards and commendations will be presented at our AGM: Friday August 30, 1pm We’d love to see you there to celebrate Member and union achievements and talk about the year that’s been. RSVP: email cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au. 

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CPSU Awards open: get nominating!

This year the categories are: Nick Duncombe Memorial Award for Workplace Health & Safety CPSU Organiser Nick Duncombe was a dedicated unionist who was passionate about work, health and safety. This award recognises a CPSU Member who’s shown similar passion when tackling work, health and safety issues in their workplace. Tasplan Award for Outstanding Contribution […]

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Job, Services cuts loom

We know the Hodgman Government still has its $450m “efficiency dividend”, as Treasurer Peter Gutwein calls it, hanging over workers in already run-down services. We don’t see how further deliberate cuts to services, which are understaffed and underfunded, is in any way efficient.  We still haven’t heard what services will be cut or which the […]

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We have a 12-month offer for members’ vote

Our strategy has always been that to achieve a real outcome in bargaining we need to negotiate with the real decision makers.  Finally, after sustained union action, we have the decision makers at the table.  Following our week of action and high-level discussions over the past fortnight, public sector unions met with Premier Hodgman and […]

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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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