ISDS Backlash on Trade Grows

  • 1 November 2018

CPSU has joined more than 300 civil society groups and trade unions – including global organizations such as Public Services International, Friends of the Earth International, and ActionAid – to urge governments participating in United Nations meetings in Vienna this week to completely overhaul the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system contained within many international trade and investment agreements.

S.A. Not for Sale

  • 30 October 2018

Our South Australian colleagues have launched a campaign to save their Services.  Share your story and support the campaign against service cuts and privatisation in SA.  A strong and well-resourced public sector builds our State's capacity and ensures all South Australians have equitable access to the services they need to thrive.  We call on the South Australian Government to invest in our public sector so high qua

New Direction on Trade

  • 15 October 2018

Federal Labor's Trade spokesperson Jason Clare has introduced a private members’ bill on trade that signals a seismic shift in ALP trade policy.  His bill sets out a new course for trade in our country after years of damaging deals by the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison government, which put big business profits ahead of working people.  The ALP’s future trade policy will ensure that employers must hire locally before bringing in temporary workers.  It will ban clauses that let foreign companies sue Australian governments in secret and unfair courts.  And it will safeguard vital p

Speak Up – Stay ChatTY Mental Health Grant

  • 26 September 2018

At the recent Prison Officers Association of Australasia conference in Auckland the POAA Executive decided to make a donation to a Tasmanian organisation called ‘Speak Up – Stay ChatTY’.  Stay ChatTY promotes positive mental health and prevent suicide by normalising conversations about mental health and encouraging people to seek help when they need it. They are a not-for-profit.  Our delegate from Tassie to POAA Jason Buckley and CPSU Federal President Tom Lynch presented a cheque to Mitch McPherson today.

Unshakeable - The Rules are Broken

  • 25 September 2018

Workplace delegates from all unions gathered in Melbourne as part of our national Change the Rules Campaign to endorse a massive rally 'Australia Needs a Pay Rise' on Tuesday 23rd October. 

Sally McManus tells the delegates gathered about the workers she’s met around the country who’ve had cop a wage freeze while corporate profits are going through the roof. The rules are broken. Australia needs a pay rise.

S.A. Budget Blindside

  • 6 September 2018

Despite publicly stating before the election that "privatisation was not on his agenda" and "the best chance of growing public service numbers was under the Liberals", the new South Australian Government has announced it will waste $170 million in redundancies to save $280 million by cutting public service worker numbers by more than 4,000 jobs over the next four years and privatise pathology, radiology and prisoner remand services sparking widespread spontaneous protests.