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Premier Giddings turns her back on TOTE workers

THE Premier has again shown her utter disregard for Tasmanian workers during the recent TOTE sale where she effectively sold workers to the mainland while touting the government is all about jobs, jobs, jobs. Premier Giddings, actions speak louder than words and most Tasmanians can see through your spin. First it was thought 80 jobs […]

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Labour Price Index: Bad news for Tas Public Sector

THE Public Sector is yet again lagging behind the private sector, when it comes to the Wage Price Index (WPI), according to Australian Bureau of Statistics. Released today, the Wage Price Index (WPI) for Australia rose 3.7 % from the December quarter 2010 to the same quarter in 2011, in trend terms, excluding bonuses. While […]

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ABS: Learning and Work survey

MORE Australians have a qualification in 2010-11 than in 2001. Those with a non-school qualification increased from 51% in 2001 to 59% in 2010–11. The amount of people with two or more qualifications rose from 18% in 2001 to 20% in 2011. In 2010-11 65% of employed people had a qualification, compared with 45% who […]

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Leah Cauchi joins the CPSU’s Northern team

LEAH Cauchi grew up with a passion for workers’ rights. She’s the new face in our Launceston office and brings a wealth of experience to the Organising and Campaigning Team. Leah was a Westpac employee for 13 years and as a Delegate for seven years worked on individual workplace issues, campaigns and went to the […]

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CPSU submission to Fair Work Act review

ALTHOUGH the Fair Work Act is a huge advance on Workchoices, it still needs improving. In its submission to the Fair Work Act review panel, the CPSU/SPSF suggested the following: The Tribunal should be given greater arbitral power to settle bargaining and other disputes; The promotion of fairness at work and flexible working arrangements; and […]

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CPSU Organiser to fight for workers’ rights interstate

ORGANISER Jamil Mahfoud left the CPSU today after seven years in the Organising and Campaigning Team. But he’ll work for a Victorian union so his fight for workers’ rights is certainly not over. “It’s one of the best working experiences I’ve had,” he said about his time at the CPSU. “From campaigns with a narrow […]

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STATEWIDE WAGES PACKAGE MEETINGS **UPDATE**

DON’T forget. Membership meetings are scheduled around the state next week so the CPSU can report back on the Government’s wage offer. An information pack will be sent to all Members on Thurs Feb 23, with an email ballot starting on Mon Feb 27. Members can attend meetings in paid time, subject to normal business […]

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Increased pay for DoE Library Techs thanks to CPSU

TEACHER aides and Library Technicians reaped the benefits of two years of hard work by the CPSU who argued that Library Technicians or employees doing Library Technician work should be re-classified into a Band that matched their duties. Since the TSSA was introduced in March 2009, the CPSU has worked hard to ensure a number […]

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Speed camera operators to go

THE Department of Police and Emergency Management intends to wind-up the manned Speed Camera Operator Service. This will affect 11 employees, three who are CPSU Members in the North-West, which makes redeployment or alternate employment options difficult. Members tendered a submission setting out many reasons why this service is necessary but the agency still iplans […]

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Latest EMRS poll results in

THE EMRS State Voting Intentions February 2012 poll saw support for the Labor Party remain steady since February 2011 with a 4% in the last three months. Support for the Liberals went up 6%, but decrease from November 2011. Greens support dropped 7% since February 2011, and also decreased in the last quarter. Lara Giddings’ […]

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