We have around 60,000 members working across the country, primarily in the public sector. This gives us the ability to deliver high quality services and benefits to members. Those services include advice, protection and support at work. We also use the size of the union to deliver real membership benefits such as health care, insurance, financial planning discount shopping service and reduced cost home loans.
Protection and support at work
As a CPSU member you will receive specialist advice and support whenever you need it. Our highly trained staff and network of delegates can help with:
pay and allowances agreements
policy and legislation
workplace conflict, harassment and bullying
code of conduct issues
leave and hours of work
performance and career development
health and safety issues
training and education
Better wages, better conditions
When CPSU members join together in the workplace to negotiate, they get a better deal. The more members we have, the more we can achieve together. In departments with CPSU agreements, staff are more likely to get:
real wage increases
better sick leave and holiday entitlements
more access to benefits such as family friendly conditions and paid maternity leave
The CPSU is always working to protect the hard-won conditions and benefits members enjoy at work. Members who want to make a difference in their workplace and in their community can join in these campaigns. We believe every worker deserves:
dignity and respect
a safe and sustainable workplace
decent pay and conditions
rights at work
a balanced working life.
Together we provide a voice for all workers. We also support and promote a strong and independent public sector. As you can see there are a lot of reasons to join the CPSU.
What members say
"CPSU gives me access to independent, expert workplace advice when I need it. I'm glad I've got someone on my side." Angela P (DIAC)
"I feel better knowing the CPSU is in my corner, campaigning to protect my rights at work." Zoe R (FaCSIA)
"By working together through our union, we all get a better deal at work. It works for me." Greg M (ATO)
"When you consider the pay rises, the conditions and the discounts - I come out well ahead. " Andrew D (Centrelink)
Who can join the CPSU?
CPSU membership is open to employees in a wide range of industries including the public sector, telecommunications, call centres, broadcasting, employment services, aviation, science and research. To join online, click here!
How much does it cost?
For most CPSU members it costs between $11 to $13 a week to be part of the
union. Discounts are available for part-timers. You may not know it but your
union membership is fully tax deductible. That means the amount you pay can be
deducted from your taxable income every year. When you combine that saving with
the many other benefits of membership, joining is a smart move.
CPSU subscription rates from 1 July 2012 including GST