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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA ballot closes today AT LAST week’s statewide meetings the government’s ‘offer’ was discussed and attendees endorsed a resolution to be put to a ballot of all Members so you can have your say about your future. Members would have received an email regarding the ballot on Monday – the link is attached to the […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA member meetings THE Tasmanian Government clearly wants to force its employees into accepting an offer that means it won’t address the important issues facing the public sector until at least June 2019… and this definitely earns Will Hodgman a yellow card. PSUWA meetings have been in full swing discussing Will Hodgman’s ultimatum and what […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

Hello from the Royal Hobart Show! CPSU staff and members spent Thursday at the show to talk to Tasmanians about our public services and how the Hodgman government must fund them properly. The stall had lots of people stopping by for a chat and telling us where they would like Will Hodgman’s $62 million surplus to […]

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PSUWA Update: Time to show Hodgman the yellow card?

      WHAT a week – the Treasurer was again ‘negotiating’ the PSUWA agreement through Parliament, the People Matter survey was released and the Auditor General issued a report on the challenges facing the public sector around workforce planning. The parallels between the Auditor-General’s recommendations and our PSUWA claim are astonishing and these are exactly the issues […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA Bargaining Update THIS week the Hodgman Government again used Parliament to reissue its ultimatum to public sector workers that unless you accept their offer further jobs will be cut. The Premier and his Treasurer don’t understand that services are at breaking point and slashing more jobs will just mean Tasmanians will be denied the […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

PSUWA Update IT’S BEEN a busy fortnight since Premier Will Hodgman issued his PSUWA wages ultimatum in Parliament after just 2 bargaining meetings. Our Executive has met, we’ve phoned over 200 Delegates, had dozens of workplace meetings with Members and last week over 70 Delegates met as part of our Bargaining Reference groups in Burnie, […]

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Friday Wrap: Your week in review

Bargaining Reference Group Update WITH Premier Hodgman walking away from the PSUWA, and now the Allied Health Professionals Agreement too, Bargaining Reference Group meetings were held in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart this week so you could decide our response to Premier Hodgman’s ‘offer’ – or, as many have noted, less an offer and more an ultimatum. Here’s […]

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How we should respond to Hodgman’s ultimatum

THIS last week Premier Will Hodgman walked away from two sets of public sector negotiations. The agreement that sets the wages and conditions for the majority of public sector employees (PSUWA) as well as the agreement that covers Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). This extraordinary step has never been taken by a Government before in Tasmania […]

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AEC post-CPSU Branch Election report

A REPORT has been received from the Australian Electoral Commission on the 2016 CPSU Branch Election that notes that while there were no irregularities with  conduct of elections it does note several Branch Rules that were difficult to apply/interpret and recommends these be addressed. The CPSU Federal election Rules were completely rewritten in 2015/6 and […]

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PSUWA Update: Treasurer Gutwein has a problem with arithmetic

IN NEGOTIATIONS for the Public Sector Unions Agreement last Friday Hodgman government negotiators provided detail that showed the actual difference between the government’s meagre wages policy and the cost of delivering a fair wage increase is a minimal $19.56M over three years. In May the Treasurer Peter Gutwein told the public that the wage increases […]

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