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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File Notes Withdrawn Several months ago the CPSU raised concerns about the new practice of dealing with performance or compliance issues by placing a File Note on an employee’s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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Strong unions need women

Today we hosted Australian Services Union Delegates, who came to workplaces to talk about the Tasmanians Need a Pay Rise campaign. Around the south of the state union organisers took Delegates from a range of unions out on a Tassie Needs a Pay Rise workplace blitz. It was part of the Anna Stewart Memorial Project – […]

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Delegate Profile: Tanya Smart, Queechy High School

  This week we talk to Queechy High’s School Business Manager Tanya Smart about her job, her union role. My job is: School Business Manager. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Playing a support role to ensure students reach their full potential. I joined the union because:  I am a member of the SAAF […]

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National School Support Staff Week

School Support Staff make schools communities. They create safer, kinder  places for children to thrive and be themselves. They support learners to get the most out of their education. School Support Staff allow teachers to teach and children to learn. Last week we celebrated School Support Staff, who keep our schools running. School support staff […]

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