The CPSU is committed to promoting, defending and celebrating the vital role its members play in Australian life. CPSU members are also part of a wider movement dedicated to improving the quality of life for workers everywhere.
Useful links for CPSU members and their families
is the peak organisation representing unions nationally in Australia and
internationally around the world. The ACTU is made up of 46 unions and
represents around two million Australian workers, which is around 20% of
the full-time workforce. CPSU is affiliated to the ACTU.
provides students with help and information for assignments, work
experience and first jobs.
Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA)
was created in 1984 as the overseas aid agency of the Australian Council
of Trade Unions. It was established to contribute directly to countries
and regions of the world where men and women workers are disadvantaged
through poverty, a lack of workplace, denial of labour and human rights,
civil conflict and war. Union Aid Abroad is committed to justice and
solidarity and to self reliance, not charity. It builds self-reliance
through support to educational and training projects for workers and
their organisatons in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East,
Southern Africa and the Caribbean. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is supported
by individual union members, the ACTU, unions, workplaces, AusAID and
the Australian public.
ILO is the international organisation responsible for drawing up
and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only
'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives
of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and
programs promoting decent work for all. This unique arrangement gives
the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment
UNI Global Union is the voice of 20 million service sector
workers around the world. Through 900 affiliated unions, UNI represents
workers in 150 countries and in every region of the world. UNI
represents workers in the Cleaning and Security; Commerce; Finance;
Gaming; Graphical and Packaging; Hair and Beauty; ICTS; Media,
Entertainment and Arts; Post and Logistics; Social Insurance; Sport;
Temp and Agency Workers and Tourism industries. CPSU is affiliated
Public Services International brings together more than 20
million workers, represented by 650 unions in 148 countries and
territories. PSI is a global trade union federation dedicated to
promoting quality public services in every part of the world. PSI
members, two-thirds of whom are women, work in social services, health
care, municipal and community services, central government, and public
utilities such as water and electricity. CPSU is affiliated to PSI.
Public affairs in the nation's capital - 10 May 2013 CPSU members in the ACT are invited to get involved in two days of debate, discussion and training with some of Australia's most influential movers and shakers in lobbying, media and professional communication strategies at the 2013 Walkley Public Affairs Convention: Public v Private: Where to draw the line?
CPSU governance and financial accountability processes - 25 May 2012 Following recent media reports about alleged serious financial mismanagement by individuals in the Health Services Union, a number of members have asked for information about the way CPSU governance and financial accountability matters are handled.