News

All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

New home for Crown Land Services

CROWN Land Services (CLS) has moved. CLS is now part of Parks and Wildlife, moving from Information Land Services. Now CLS reports directly to Peter Mooney, rather than Kate Kent.

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Housing tenders call

ON SATURDAY Housing Tasmania called for tenders to transfer 500 properties to community housing organisations under Better Housing Futures. (**Saturday Feb 4) The initiative will see State Government transfer tenancy and property management of about 4000 Housing Tasmania properties to community housing organisations. The initial 500 Housing Tasmania properties are at Clarendon Vale and Rokeby […]

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Firies campaigns against service cuts

FIRIES are up in arms over proposed Tasmania Fire Service cuts. The United Firefighters Union of Australia (UFUA) launched a campaign to fight TFS budget cuts and a proposal to close the fire training centre and one fire station. TasFire Training is the only Emergency Response Team training provider in the state, and provides fire […]

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Devils program in jeopardy

WORK to save endangered species could stop if the State Government has its way. The government recently rejected three Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Field Officers’ plea for permanency. All these workers are highly experienced with tertiary qualifications. Without their contracts renewed, the program, and ultimately the devils, will lose out. The government is also […]

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Goodbye paper, hello PDF

THE Department of Health and Human Services is getting technical. Soon it will send out PDF pay slips, rather than using snail mail. The move to an electronic system will save money, allow easier access to pay histories, leave balances and group certificates. This means DHHS workers can access pay details on the Employee Self […]

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Government neglects liquor and gambling duty of care

Last week Treasury advised CPSU MAST organiser Steph that it’s proposing to withdraw from the s55 agreement in March. This means Treasury will expect all Compliance Inspectors to put their hand up to work regular overtime. Compliance Inspectors loading started out much higher than 8%, and it has been whittled away over the years as […]

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Landmark ruling for pay equity

Today’s ruling by the full bench of Fair Work Australia on pay equity for social and community sector workers is a landmark in the fight for equal pay for women. This female-dominated industry is one of the lowest paid in Australia because it has been historically viewed as ‘women’s work. This has been a major […]

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CPSU TMAG update

TMAG CPSU Members and Delegate brought about positive change for their co-workers recently with the help of their union. Recently TMAG made changes to their operation and members’ roster on weekends, with hardly any notice given to staff or the CPSU. This meant the huge potential loss of penalty rates for some workers, who were […]

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Budget cuts rally

2000 concerned Tasmanians gathered on Parliament Lawns in Hobart to vent their anger about the Government’s savage budget cuts that are wiping out crucial services to Tasmanians – particularly health services. See photos here.

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Govt slashing public services

Broken promises! Waste! Mismanagement! Now the Govt is slashing public services! All concerned Tasmanians, workers, union members, family and friends are invited to rally and protest against the State Government’s budget cuts to our public services

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