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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
At election time political parties not only make commitments to the people of the state they seek to govern but they also make commitments as the employer of public sector workers. Commitments to honour employment agreements, commitments to bargain in good faith, commitments to protect jobs are commitments that should not be broken. Recent examples of the behaviours of Liberal/National Governments across Australia show that these commitments are honoured more in the breach.
Let's look at few examples of political lies that damage peoples livelihoods: