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Health worker speaks out about service failures

Public Sector Workers are employed to serve the Tasmanian people not the political interests of the government of the day. Clearly Health Minister Michael Ferguson was not interested in what senior clinician Dr Frank O’Keefe had to say about the under resourcing of our health services. But the public reaction to Dr O’Keefe’s comments and […]

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One Night Stand – workers put in hard yards

Parks and Wildlife workers at St Helens put a huge amount of work around the festival; including ensuring patrons who camped did the right thing. Other Public sector workers, including those from our State Emergency Service also put in some hard yards.  Before and during the mammoth event, which attracted more than 20,000 people to […]

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Tasmanians Need A Pay Rise

“I have listened to stories about how, in spite of working hard, public servants are struggling to pay bills and are making decisions to not pay for things like dental work, health insurance, vehicle maintenance, etc just to get by. “I think that sharing these stories is so important. It is a similar story that […]

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121 years of representing public sector workers

LAST Friday we celebrated the achievements of Members in the year that’s gone and focused on the job ahead. It was the 121st consecutive year the CPSU has represented Tasmanian public sector workers – and we are proud to do so because your work is important to our state. Highlights from 2017-18 include: Running the […]

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Campaigning continues

The last week of August saw hundreds of conversations with workers and the public about why Tasmanians need a pay rise, with campaign actions from wobble boarding to protest marches. Since then we’ve been out in workplaces collecting worksite pledges and even to the One Night Stand at St Helens. People get it – they’re […]

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Taking the Tassie Needs a Pay Rise Message to front doors 

On Saturday we also joined other unions at Sorell door knocking for Australian Unions with the message that Australians need a pay rise. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with the residents we talked to keen to sign the petition and join the campaign.  We need to keep up momentum. We need to keep the pressure […]

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Equal Pay for Educators

Yesterday we joined early childhood educators in their fight for equal pay in Hobart. Rallies were held around the country.  Educators – who help children explore their word and build the skills they need from the earliest age – joined nationwide action in Hobart. The work of Early Childhood Educators means many of us can earn […]

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Tas Prison Service wins

File Notes Withdrawn Several months ago the CPSU raised concerns about the new practice of dealing with performance or compliance issues by placing a File Note on an employee’s personal file. We were concerned the process being followed denied Custodial Officers procedural fairness and interfered in the normal mentoring and support that should happen between […]

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National Child Protection Week

All children should feel safe and protected. But that’s not the case; with approximately one in 32 children the victims of substantiated child abuse each year in Australia.  It’s NAPCAN National Child Safety Protection Week. Children and Youth Services workers help families and young people in so many ways: keeping children safe , supporting families, […]

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CPSU Awards: 2018 winners

Nick Duncombe Memorial Award for Workplace Health & Safety Winners:  Kim Swiadek & Leanne Adams  Leanne Adams, Tasmanian Health Service In Feb 2018 and Elected Health and safety rep Leanne issued a pin Notice as a result of excessive temperature in a number of the labs within Pathology Services at the RHH. She issued the pin […]

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