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Student receives CPSU Education & Support Award

CERTIFICATE Three in Education & Support student Melinda Horton has received the CPSU sponsored Education & Support Award at the Tasmanian Polytechnic’s Northern Graduation and Award ceremony. The six months of classwork and a school placement provides the skills to work as a Teacher Aide in primary and high schools and colleges. Melinda also received […]

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Meet CPSU Delegate Julie Moss

DELEGATES are the key link between workplaces and the CPSU office, and Newtown High School’s Julie Moss is a new Delegate who recently spoke about her role in the workplace. Why did you become a Delegate? “The other lady didn’t want to continue and I offered to replace her as I thought it could be […]

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Child Protection Delegates at national workshop

THREE CPSU Delegates representing the intake, case management and response areas of Child Protection were chosen to attend a Sydney workshop this week that looks to improve caseload management. The Delegates are North-West Acting Case Management Team Leader Michelle Sharman, South West Intake Team Leader Georgie Sloan and Burnie Response Child Protection Worker Jenny Grainger. […]

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Water corporations failure on ‘cookie cutter’ policy

TASMANIA’S three water corporations are trying to slide an alcohol and other drugs policy into their workplaces with little consultation from Members. The policy opens the door for alcohol and drug testing of Cradle Mountain Water, Ben Lomond Water and Southern Water Employees. Unlike other water boards, whose policies are based on employees presenting for […]

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Union submission to awards review

IN THEIR submission to Fair Work Australia’s Modern Awards Review, unions are keen to improve workers’ rights. They are calling for the standardisation of public holiday entitlements for all workers and recommend Fair Work Australia to ensure all adult apprentices earn at least the minimum wage in their industry, which would benefit more than 200,000 […]

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Union quiz night on International Womens Day

UNIONS banded together on the night of International Women’s Day for a quiz to raise money for APHEDA’s Early Childhood Education Program for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon. International Women’s Day Awards were also handed out, and the recipients included Rail Tram and Bus Union Branch Secretary: Samantha Simonetis and AEU Branch President Leanne Wright. The […]

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Members endorse responsible wages agreement

PUBLIC sector workers have voted to do their bit to ease the strain on agency budgets with more than 90% of union members supporting a government offer of 2% salary increases per annum for two years, with workers on lower levels reaping a slightly higher outcome with a flat $20/week increase. “Public sector workers have […]

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CPSU survey shows women are working more

THE National CPSU’s What Women Want survey investigates women’s views on issues that affect their work, such as overtime, flexible working arrangements and the availability of training and development. Almost three in five women said they worked additional hours on a regular basis. The annual survey showed one in two women who working additional hours […]

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CPSU, HACSU back Extended Care Assistants

THE CPSU and HACSU stood firm for extended care assistants at the Tasmanian Industrial Commission on Tuesday. The CPSU intervened in support of HACSU in relation to Extended Care Assistants (ECAs) who were working at Peacock 2 at the Repatriation Hospital in Hobart. Peacock 2 has closed, with an Older Person’s Unit (OPU) recently opening […]

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Parks staff have a say, thanks to CPSU

THE CPSU has effectively wound back the clock on a government policy, allowing Members to have a say. The Parks and Wildlife Staff Housing Rental Policy caused confusion for staff. PWS had intended to implement this in July, leaving PWS members scratching their heads. On Tuesday CPSU Organiser Shannon Harwood met with the PWS Deputy […]

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