FWA s159 Application

  • 3 October 2013

CPSU has lodged an amended application of administrative and governance rules with the Fair Work Commission that will see the Western Australian Prison Officer’s Union become the sixth associated body of the SPSF.  For more details see here

Our Rights@Work - IR Policies

  • 3 September 2013

Aside from the differences in other policy areas like with Gonski School funding, TAFE and the School Kids Bonus, Hospitals, Health and Dental funding, Disability Care, the NBN, After School Hours Care, Marine Parks, Climate Change, and Marriage Equality, the future Industrial Relations approach of the Party that forms government after Saturday will impact in different ways on our

Coalition Paid Parental Leave Double Blow

  • 20 August 2013

Hundreds of thousands of State Government workers across the country may lose out on PPL in a double blow if Tony Abbott wins the federal election, CPSU National Vice President Tom Lynch warned today.  Mr Lynch said, “across the country, state government employees have existing entitlements to paid parental leave on full pay won by union members through successful agreement bargaining since the 1970’s.”  In South Australia, government employees have 18 weeks in their state agreement.  New South Wales, Victorian and Western Australian government employees have 14 weeks in their agreement (Vi

S.A.'s McMahon Elected Federal President

  • 19 August 2013
Jan McMahon

The AEC has now declared the election of South Australian Secretary Jan McMahon as our new SPSF Group Federal President of the Community and Public Sector Union.  The President is elected by all Federal Councillors and our congratulations are extended to Jan who has been our S.A. Secretary since 1993.  Jan replaces former NSW Secretary John Cahill in the role.

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Declaration of Results for Uncontested Offices

Senate Resolution Supports State’s Servants

  • 27 June 2013
Senator Claire Moore

A landmark resolution passed by the States’ House yesterday seeks to end decades of difficulties for public sector workers by seeking to invoke our international obligations to address the unique nature of Crown employment. 

CPSU Federal Secretary Karen Batt said, "the resolution, moved by Queensland Senator Claire Moore, acknowledges the disadvantage state employees endure just because their employer, as the Crown, is legislator and policy determiner."

"The extent of the current job cuts and mass redundancies by State Governments are unprecedented in recent history.”

Complete Whitewash on State Employee Protections

  • 19 June 2013

The Senate tabled its 15-page report in parliament yesterday consisting of a majority report compiled by three Coalition and two ALP members, and a dissenting report from the Greens following the inquiry into state public sector workers' conditions of employment.  The report included no recommendations for reform.  The Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee received 39 written