Federal Council Meets in Melbourne

  • 1 March 2013
fedcouncil delegates discuss State Govt attacks on Jobs & Services
aerial view of Melbourne's CBD loking over the 'G"
ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver sets out the peak bodies campaign focus
fedcouncil delegates discuss prvatisation and the prolific expansion of labour hire

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.