Unique Nature of Crown Employment

  • 26 November 2013

The Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia held their State Conference and CPSU's Senior Industrial Officer Mark Perica outlined the unique nature of Crown employment and the disadvantage suffered by public sector employees compared to those who work in the private sector.  In his presentation Mark emphasised the particular challenges where public sector workers are confronting sovereign governments with hostile legislative agendas.  What is required is a sophisticated, meticulously planned  and multi faceted campaign strategy which includes industrial action, political engagemen

FWA (RO) Governance Changes

  • 10 October 2013

CPSU has applied to change our rules to bring about the highest levels of governance

On 28 June 2013 the Community and Public Sector Union made an application to amend the Chapter C rules  relating to the SPSF Group and the Chapter A rules relating to the PSU Group to amend those rules to reflect the disclosure and training requirements for officers of CPSU brought about by the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2013. 

The documents which form that application can be viewed here;

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