Federal Council Meets in Melbourne
CPSU's Federal Councillors representing all States gathered in Melbourne today to plan the year's campaigning activities. Recently elected FedSec Karen Batt outlined plans for a comprehensive push around our Senate Submission 'wrestlingthe sovereign' suggestions for legislative amendments to protect State PS employees. ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver attended and outlined the peak union's strategies for 2013 specifically with a Federal Election due in September. Jobs, Services, Budget cuts, Bargaining, Workload, Labour Hire, Privatisation and Contestability were all common issues discussed as State Government's, both Conservative and Labor, obsess about their austerity economic policy settings which have become self serving.