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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

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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PREMIER CONFIRMS SACKINGS

Premier Lara Giddings made a Ministerial Statement to Parliament today confirming the Government intends to proceed with legislative changes to fast track the sacking of potentially thousands of Public Sector workers. On behalf of the Greens their leader Nick McKim confirmed they would be supporting these changes. Any doubt was clarified. The Government will be […]

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World Mental Health Day

Mental health workers, unions and concerned community members rallied outside Hobart’s Executive Building to protest savage cuts to services. People rallied. Pollies waffled. It was World Mental Health Day. There was nothing to celebrate.

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ALP State Conference Protest

If you’re angry about being lied to by the government then you need to stand up. On Saturday August 6th unions have organised a protest outside the ALP State Conference in Launceston. This is an opportunity to ensure all state and federal Labor politicians get the message that slashing services and jobs is inconsistent with […]

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Better Work Tasmania

WorkCover Tasmania is inviting people to help develop a vitally important work health and safety strategy: ‘Better Work Tasmania’. WorkCover wants employee input about what can and needs to be done to reduce Tasmania’s higher than average rate of work-related injury and illness and bring about improved health and safety. Meetings will be held in […]

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Horror budget

Last Thursday the Premier handed down a horror budget. She made massive cuts to public sector spending across all Agencies and capped future increases for public sector workers at 2%. The budget is based on the lie that 1700 jobs can be cut from the current workforce without reducing the services available to the community. […]

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Budget day protest

There was a large turnout to the Budget Day community protest on Parliament Lawns. The Government has to start taking notice of the growing number of concerned and angry Tasmanians.  

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