ILO Conference Diary 2017

  • 7 June 2017
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International Labour Conference 2017

Day 8

Last intervention today on India’s Labour inspection problem. It is simply incredible that the Special Economic Zones are inspection free. Of course this leads to terrible workplaces and horrific injuries and deaths and the Indian Government want to liberalise the OHS law.


NDIS Costs Inquiry Submission

  • 27 March 2017

CPSU is concerned that NDIS being used as a Trojan horse by governments for privatisation and the erosion of employment security, pay, and conditions and has made a submission to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs Inquiry.  CPSU members work in the government disability services sector in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and in state government disability s

Don't Throw the Baby Out .....

  • 16 December 2016

CPSU has lodged our submission to the paid parental leave bill inquiry being conducted by the Senate.  The Federal Government is trying to change paid parental leave arrangements so that people like our members in the public sector who have an entitlement to paid parental leave through a workplace agreement or employment contract are denied access to the government parental leave payments.  A Senate Committee is examining these changes now so Australia's Senators need to

Operating and Financial Report for 2016

  • 23 November 2016

The Federal Executive is pleased to present the Operating and Financial Report for 2016.  The Federal Office assisted our Branches with national bargaining endeavours, particularly for entities created by COAG such as AHPRA (Health Professionals Registration), which necessitated a complex process of bringing all the separate jurisdictions of state regulation into the federal sphere, standardising the conditions to be Fair Work compliant and to then develop on single enterprise ag

Privatised Prison Closed: U.S.

  • 8 September 2016

In an historic move, and on the back of years of work by public sector unions and civil society allies, the United States Department of Justice announced on 18 August their intention to close all private prisons under contract to the DOJ.  The decision comes after a damning investigation found that for-profit facilities consistently performed less well than the publicly run prison system.