Proposed Rule Change

  • 17 December 2014

Notice of Lodgement of Application to Replace Chapter C of the CPSU Rules.  Members should be aware that on Wednesday 10 December the Community and Public Sector Union filed an application, notice of particulars, and supporting documents under s159 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act to replace the entire Chapter C of the CPSU Rule book.  The replacement Chapter C was designed to modernise the rules, make them more easy to follow and to ensure ease of compliance.  If any member wishes to view the documents filed in support of this application please contact

New PS Rules put NSW Temps at Risk

  • 29 October 2014

The Public Service Association says that thousands of public servants are at risk of losing their jobs under new rules that prevent temporary employees from working for more than four years with the same government agency.  The PSA has written to the Public Service Commissioner about the impact these changes will have on temporary employees unable to secure full time employment or a job with another agency by February next year when the new rule comes into affect.  Half of the full-time equivalent temporary employees have been working for mo

Tas Gov't Rejects Pay Freeze Offer

  • 27 October 2014

ON FRIDAY public sector unions wrote to Premier Hodgman detailing a proposal that would save the jobs of 500 workers and protect services from being slashed.  On Saturday morning the Treasurer rejected the plan.  Mr Gutwein told the media that Cabinet would decide this week on where 821 FTE jobs would be cut and indicated he expected most would go before Christmas.

Federal Fund 2013/14 Accounts & Activities

  • 24 October 2014

CPSU is a professional and industrial organisation, registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations Act) 2009, and our concise financial report and the operations of the Federal office is provided for our members.  The surplus attributed to members for the year was $460,516 compared with a $166,874 deficit last year.  Total assets increased by 27% or $406,412 from $1,490,777 in 2013 to $1,897,189 this year.  Highlights of the year have included completin

Threats & Challenges in Corrections

  • 14 October 2014

The Corrections industry in Australasia is under intense pressure as competing demands are starting to impact on Government public policy.  The drivers of this pressure can come from media pushing a law and order agenda following community concerns after high profile crimes as well as the private multinational correctional companies.

New Report on TISA: PSI

  • 9 October 2014

Public Services International (PSI) and Our World is not For Sale (OWINFS) have just launched a new report on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).  The report outlines the way the Agreement, the radical extension of GATS, will restrict democratic government’s ability to make laws that protect you.

Open New Trade Agreements to Public Debate

  • 17 September 2014
WASHINGTON (Tuesday 16th September) - Public services unions worldwide are determined to open to public scrutiny a new wave of global trade agreements, which are now being discussed behind closed doors. On the first day of the Public Services International (PSI) Global Trade Summit 2014, union leaders from all over the world discussed with the media the growing concerns about the effects of public service trade policies. “These trade agreements are about far more than trade," says Rosa Pavanelli, general secretary of PSI.

Wage Freeze Bill: Debate suspended

  • 5 September 2014
Debate began but was then suspended in the Tasmanian Parliament on the government's controversial Bill to freeze public sector wages and hand decisions around future wages and agreements over to the Treasurer. The Hodgman government seemed to believe opposition parties would roll over and accept the inevitability of the legislation passing the Lower House but instead faced a united, well researched and passionate defence of workers rights from both Labor and Greens members.

Tas Govt's Shocking New Industrial Laws

  • 3 September 2014

THE Tasmanian Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill 2014 (here) was tabled yesterday morning - and it’s nasty.  It will mean the Tasmanian government can: freeze agreed wage increases in all Awards and Agreements regulating employment by the Crown for 12 months from various dates, replace agreed wage increases with yet to be determined increases, amend the Industrial Relations Act 1984 so the Tasmanian Indus