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Reasonable, restrained and responsible Allied Health claim

AT WELL attended statewide meetings CPSU and HACSU Members resolved to make a reasonable, restrained and responsible claim in the re-negotiation of the Allied Health Agreement. Members resolved to put this position forward, with regard to wages: *recognition of the importance of competitive wages for Tasmanian AHPs; and *wage increases of 2.5% p.a. to be […]

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Howe Inquiry into insecure work rolls into town

INSECURE work was shown to be rife in Tasmania as case after case of workers’ employment struggles was brought before the Howe Inquiry when it visited Hobart last Friday. The inquiry is looking at the impacts of insecure work on Australian workers, their families and communities, with hearings across the country. Brian Howe chaired the […]

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CPSU to address inquiry

THIS Friday CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch will address the Howe Inquiry looking at the impacts of insecure work on Australian workers, their families and communities. Tom is scheduled to speak at the hearing from 11.30am, with his talk titled The Tasmanian Economy vs the Workforce and he’s one of a number of speakers at […]

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CPSU fighting for a better Child Protection in Australia

WORK is underway to ensure Tasmanian Child Protection Workers have a reasonable case load that will mean better outcomes for the state’s children. A CPSU working group was formed late last year to examine all Australian caseload management tools (CLM tool) in order to come up with a best practice tool because there is currently […]

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Wages ballot now open

IT’S OVER to you, CPSU Members. From today you can now vote on the Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2012. The ballot closes at noon on Friday March 9. You should receive an email with a token that will give you access to an online survey. Members without email addresses will be getting a postal […]

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Electronic payslips

AMBULANCE Tasmania staff will start to receive electronic payslips from March 8. For the first two weeks these employees will also receive a paper payslip. Other DHHS areas are set to follow suit, and will get a heads-up before a change occurs. What should you do? DHHS employees who haven’t checked their emails lately should […]

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CPSU to address inquiry

THIS Friday CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch will address the Howe Inquiry looking at the impacts of insecure work on Australian workers, their families and communities. Tom is scheduled to speak at the hearing from 11.30am, with his talk titled The Tasmanian Economy vs the Workforce and he’s one of a number of speakers at […]

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Camera operator loss: Less efficient, more costly service

RISING costs, vandalism and taking officers from other duties are likely if the Department of Police and Emergency Management has its way and gives Speed Camera Operator the boot, affecting 11 employees. Axing these jobs means police and unmanned vehicles will have to fill the gap. Members tendered a submission setting out what this change […]

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Govt stalling Radiation Therapist Agreement negotiations

CPSU and HACSU have been negotiating for a new Radiation Therapists Agreement since serving the log of claims to the government nearly 10 months ago. Meetings were recently held in the Holman Clinics in Launceston and Hobart to determine a way forward and, with concise instruction from Members, the CPSU and HACSU will now renew […]

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Govt drags feet on Correctional Officers Agreement

THE industrial agreement covering Tasmanian Correctional Officers expired in June last year and, despite the best efforts of the CPSU negotiating team, the inability of government to genuinely negotiate has hampered progress and its hands-off, dictatorial approach has resulted in unsatisfactory delays and growing frustration amongst officers. The Minister’s approach to industrial relations since assuming […]

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