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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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Tasmanians Need A Pay Rise

In your words:  “Expenses are going up and we’re getting behind.” “The cost of housing is going up tremendously – we need a fair pay rise.” “Our pay rises are well below CPI.” “I struggle with the low wage but love my job.” “ I have tightened up my spending.”  Let us know in your […]

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Wear Red Day Hobart

Tasmanians need a fair pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. If you live in the state’s south August 23 is your chance to join the people who work every day to provide the services you rely on – […]

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Wear Red Day Launceston

Tasmanians need a fair pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. If you live in the North August 22 is your chance to join the people who work every day to provide the services you rely on – the […]

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Wear Red Day – Devonport & Burnie

Tasmanians need a fair pay rise and the first step in achieving that goal is for Will Hodgman to scrap his 2% cap on public sector wages. If you live in the North West August 21 is your chance to join the people who work every day to provide the services you rely on – […]

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Tasmanians need a pay rise: a few reasons why

Childcare: Many working parents rely on early childhood education to teach and care for their young ones while they’re working. Childcare costs rose 5.1% in Hobart in the last 12 months. Medical & hospital services: If you or your family member gets sick, then you’ll find that costs have increased  5.1%. Health insurance premiums rose on average  3.95% […]

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Delegate Profile: Fiona Everts

My job is:  a Ranger at Freycinet National Park My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Caring for our wild places, so that all people can have the opportunity to enjoy our great parks and reserves as I have. I joined the union because: The union keeps me up-to-date with developments in workers’ pay and […]

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Martyn Goddard’s Column: Mercury July 28.

Talking Point: Long-stalled wages growth for workers shows economy still struggling Martyn Goddard, The Mercury July 28 2018 INFLATION, we were once told, was the great economic evil to be fought at all costs — — and in the 1980s and early 1990s those costs included mortgage interest rates of 17 per cent and the […]

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