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All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

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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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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