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FRIDAY WRAP: the week at a glance

TIC Politician Pay decision means Govt wages policy is ‘dead and buried’                     ON MONDAY the Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) handed down its decision on politicians’ pay, which saw a 10.53%, or $13,000 increase to their base salary from July 1 this year.   While it’s […]

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Join the rally to save CSIRO jobs and stand up for science!

WE KNOW that public services help to improve all of our lives both now and in the future and scientists are critical to evidence based policy. Just one month ago on February 4 the CEO of CSIRO announced the mass axing of 350 scientists, including those who work here in Hobart. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull […]

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Friday Wrap: the week at a glance

Housing: Auditor General’s report Privatisation means handing over control of public services that have our best interests at heart to third parties who have their own agendas. This week the Tasmanian Auditor-General Mike Blake said the relationship between Housing Tasmania and some non-government organisations needed to be examined, with a lack of transparency. Read the […]

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ACTU: A not-so-taxing time for the rich

ACTU President Ged Kearney The Australian tax system is tangled up in a web of subsidies, exemptions and arrangements that unfairly advantage the top 10 per cent of income earners, do nothing to drive innovation or productivity growth and hold us back from investing in nation-building. Capital gains tax exemptions, superannuation tax breaks, negative gearing […]

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Safeguarding democracy: attacks mount across Australia

“Open government, a free press, a strong and diverse civil society and the rule of law are some of the vital foundations of our democracy. Yet we are witnessing an unmistakeable trend in Australia of governments eroding these foundations with new laws and practices that entrench secrecy and stifle criticism and accountability” – Human Rights […]

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Public Services: there for when we need them

OUR PUBLIC services need to have an adequate level of resourcing so they’re able to respond and help our community every day. We need to know our health service is ready to react to a crisis in our state; We need staff in our emergency services to answer out calls if we’re in trouble, and […]

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Build a better future Launceston Blitz

STREET stalls, door knocking, wobble boarding, petitioning and plenty of conversations. A host of Save our Weekend Supporters descended on Launceston last week to ramp up the push to keep our weekend rates. Tom, Thirza, Kathryn, Ruby, Sarah and Ange joined other unions for the blitz. In their visits to Launceston public sector workplaces, it was […]

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Friday Wrap: the week at a glance.

Bargaining survey begins                       CPSU Organisers were out in northern workplaces this week talking to members about bargaining and asking them to put down in a survey what’s important to them this PSUWA. This year is a bargaining year and a chance to say what […]

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International Women’s Day BBQ (March 8)

ADD IT TO your diaries: The Unions Tasmania Women’s Committee is holding a family friendly barbecue on March 8 in North Hobart to mark this day. Come together with other union families. There’ll be plenty of activities for children, a BBQ dinner and soft drinks for a gold coin donation. When: 5pm, March 8 Where: […]

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Anna Stewart Memorial Project 2016

Anna Stewart Memorial Project is on again this year. Runnning from June 27-1 July, this five day program develops the skills and knowledge of women in the unions across the movement in Tasmania through training so that they can return to their workplaces as activists and workplace leaders with a greater knowledge base and expanded […]

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