Dangerous Parliament revealed by Jenkins Report
“Our members expect real resources to implement reforms ... because talking about safe workplaces doesn’t just magically make them safe.”
APS Capability forum
Join Senator Tim Ayers and National Secretary Melissa Donnelly on Wed 8 December at 6:30pm AEDT for a APS Capability Inquiry forum discussion.
New CSIRO Chair announced
The Federal Government has announced the appointment of Kathryn Fagg for a five-year term.
CPSU Climate Action Forum
Wed 1 Dec at 6pm AEDT: Join Melissa Donnelly and Chris Gambian to discuss the outcomes of COP26 and how it affects us here in Australia.
Morrison Government labour hire lie
The findings lay bare the damage done to APS capability and performance by Liberal National Government outsourcing, job cuts, labour hire use, and bargaining policies.
A recipe to restore the APS
Sign our petition to tell Minister Ben Morton and the Morrison Government to support strong and capable public services and implement ALL the recommendations of the report.
The ABC needs secure and increased funding now
The CPSU welcomes the announcement that an Albanese Government would provide a secure funding model for the ABC and SBS, free of election whims.
Get the most out of your membership
As the Christmas holidays approach, check out the exclusive discounts available to CPSU members.
Future Fund beneficiaries call for fossil fuel divestment
CPSU members want to ensure that their superannuation investments are properly funded.
The result is in - 74% said NO!
The NTPS General Agreement ballot has closed, the result is in, and 74.11% have said "No".
This week Public Services Minister Ben Morton tried to ask public sectors workers to pick between two bad government policies.
A win in Fair Work on personal leave
CPSU members hold the Department of Home Affairs to account.
Heavy workloads at the ABC
Has management got your back on this? Register to attend a CPSU presentation this week, 8-12 November.
Important ballot information for NTPS members
The NTPS electronic ballot was interrupted at 3.46pm on Monday 1 November 2021 due to a manual administrative error which resulted in the ballot event being prematurely closed.
What do women really want?
The national survey asks Australian women about the key issues in their working lives.
Delegate Sharon delivers a win
Sharon Jenkins, CPSU delegate in Services Australia, worked with her local health and safety representative to secure improved safety arrangements for workers in Service Centres.
Jacana workers say NO
Your 70% NO vote has sent a strong message.
Labour hire to non-ongoing to secure jobs – that's a WIN!
CPSU submission to the DPS Inquiry
There are significant issues with the management and workplace relations practices of the DPS.
Keeping workplaces safe
As National Safe Work Month comes to an end, we want to thank union delegates and HSRs who have worked tirelessly to keep workplaces safe.
The NTPS offer at a glance
We think Territory workers deserve better. Here's why we recommend you vote No.
Canberra Centrelink closure to leave many without help
We are calling on the government to come clean on what the future of face-to-face Centrelink services will be.
DAWE hot desking survey closes soon
Have your say before midnight Sunday 24 October.
What Women Want Survey
We want to hear from you! Your experiences at work matter.
Nominations open for CPSU casual vacancies
Information for members and the Election Notice.
Govt to outsource Veterans responsibility
Despite evidence showing what is desperately needed is simply more staff.
Aus Post members in Victoria
The Victorian Public Health Orders and their effect on you.
A safe transition back to the workplace
An important update for Home Affairs members from their Delegate Team.
NTPS proposals for your next Agreement
An overview of the main issues for your pay, conditions and entitlements with picturesque assessments of the impacts for you.
National Gallery of Australia bargaining claim
CPSU members at the National Gallery are voting this week to endorse their bargaining claim. Find out more ...
Hot desking by any other name
Is it safe? CPSU delegates at DAWE ACT raise concerns with management.
New delegate Melanie chalks up her first win
"Sometimes things are just done as that’s the way they have always been done but it doesn’t mean it’s right and it doesn’t mean it can’t and shouldn’t change.”
October is National Safe Work Month
Alongside thousands of other frontline workers, our members have been vital in keeping the whole community safe.
Implementation of COVID-19 measures
The CPSU submission to the Inquiry into Auditor-General Reports Nos. 20, 22, 23, 24 and 39 (2020-21).
The long-awaited draft Telework guidelines have been released. Come along to a local meeting. Vic members: your lunchtime Zooms are on 6 and 7 October.
ATO Working from Home Pilot
Read the CPSU report here.
COVID-19 and Australia Post
There's been a lack of communication.
COVID-19 vaccination of Australia Post workers
CPSU survey results reveal a need for improvements that remove
barriers to workers getting vaccinated.
A fair payrise for the APS helps everyone
A new factsheet from your union.
Factsheets and other information.
They forgot the pay rise!
A bargaining update for NT Government members.
We have a new website
Welcome and please take a look around. CPSU members have now received login information to access the new member portal.
We have a new member portal
Welcome and please take a look around.
Safe response to Melbourne earthquake
Emergency Plans to be invoked.
DVA labour hire contractors
You may be eligible for casual conversion.
Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
The CPSU submission to the Future Fund Inquiry.
NDIA workloads: What’s happening?
Three big actions in the push for safe workloads.
Concerns over payment of Miscellaneous Leave
Information for ABS Interviewer members.
Safety is nothing to sneeze at!
Bigger isn’t always better – but when it comes to PPE, it is. NDIA members in Victoria are concerned about sneeze guards.
ABC national staff survey now closed
Our national ABC staff survey is now closed and we are currently working through all your responses.
We are serious!
We are committed to doing whatever it takes to secure a Safe Workloads system for DVA workers.
Requesting WFH arrangements in Home Affairs
If nothing else, 2020 demonstrated that Home Affairs can facilitate
working from home on a large scale, and there are benefits for Departmental
productivity and employee wellbeing.
ATO WHS Report
Managing safety risks from psychosocial hazards, and the release of the ATO Mental Health Framework: Analysis and recommendations from CPSU consultation with ATO Workers.
Sports Integrity Australia
We have had a significant win on your pay rises in bargaining negotiations. But now we need your feedback on super.
Get Real about Mental Health
Home Affairs workers identified three
standout issues in the CPSU Get Real
survey on your wellbeing at work. Read more here.
81% say nope to failed bargaining policy
An overwhelming majority of DVA staff have said "thanks, but no thanks" to bargaining.
Australian unions respond to the IPCC report on Climate
What is the IPCC report and what does it say?
The Wages Policy is broken
In a dramatic admission that its new wages policy has already failed, the government has been forced to abandon it in Australia Post.
Are you a Health and Safety Rep?
Join the CPSU's Safety First network.
Join the conversation
What does a better NDIA look like to you? Come along and be part of the conversation on Wed 8 or Thu 9 Sep 2021 at 6pm AEST.
AFP Protective Services Officers
Tell us about your safety at work.
Conversion of long-term casuals
The deadline is approaching. Here's what labour hire casuals need to know.
Australia Post Contact Centre Classification Review
The CPSU wins further Fair Work Commission involvement.
Would you sign off on an unknown wage increase?
From your union in the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Services Australia pleads for resources and safety
An open letter to the Prime Minister.
Queensland Unions NAIDOC Week awards
CPSU delegate Courtney Foreshaw and First Nations members’ initiative acknowledged.
Industrial advice for ACTPS during COVID lockdown
We have worked with the ACT Government to secure industrial rights for members during the COVID lockdown.
Starting your shift at Datacom
Know your rights – you don’t need to come to work early.
Mystery pay rate for public servants published today.
ABC Buyout and Band 1 Review
The CPSU writes to the regulator flagging concerns with ABC’s proposed underpayments calculations.
What to do when a TPP isn't being COVID safe
The CPSU has been contacted by DAWE members concerned about what you should do if workers at a Third Party Premise (TPP) are not following the public health orders.
ABC Casual Conversion
The Sep 27 deadline for conversion of long-term is casuals approaching.
CPSU submission: Inquiry into the NDIS Workforce
Key problems are understaffing, high levels of labour hire staff and workload related stress.
Your union is here for you.
Morrison must act on Parliamentary safety
It is time for the government to take seriously the role that parliamentarians play in creating safe or dangerous workplaces.
Govt must act on Centrelink queues in NSW
The time for action is now. The Government cannot ignore the lines outside Centrelink while the health advice is to stay home and socially distance.
CPSU submissions to the Jenkins Review
The CPSU's recommendations and two submissions to the Independent
Review into Commonwealth
Parliamentary Workplaces (Jenkins Review).
Let’s put the vax back on track
The CPSU and union movement is campaigning to ensure all workers are entitled to paid-work time to receive the vaccination and recover if needed.
Pause on Childcare and Centrelink debts
The CPSU and The Parenthood welcome the pause, but call for a review of how debts are assessed and raised.
Joint ACTU/CPSU media release
Centrelink workers are bearing the brunt of administering new, complicated disaster payments.
Helplines and resources
Information to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic.
NTPS Bargaining continues
Here's what NT Government members need to know.
A win in the Commission
Home Affairs must consult.
Insecure work in the APS
A ‘wicked problem’ with a worker-led solution.
We can do this, Victoria
We’ve been here before and we know what to do.
Proposed cuts to ABC Audio Engineers (Radio)
We are still waiting for information, but we will keep you posted.
Morrison Govt fails Parliament staff - again
If this is a preview of what can be expected from the Government with the Jenkins Review implementation, then nothing will change.
Australia Post makes an offer on pay
The CPSU delivers for Post employees.
Attention AusPost staff!
CPSU Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and bargaining update.
Defence's new draft FWA policy
It's a dog's breakfast! Do you agree?
NSW lockdown extends into school term
If you need advice or support on leave types, working from home arrangements or any other matters, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A paws-itive news story
"Dogs understand the value of working in a pack - they are original unionists." - CPSU organiser Tina meets the latest recruits at Amberley.
Services Australia ignores Lockdown
Workers are at risk.
Casual Conversion campaign
CPSU takes the casual conversion dispute to the Fair Work Commission.
Recording admin support time
Resouces for Marine Unit members.
All I want for World Public Service Day is...
Opinion piece by Melissa Donnelly, published in the Canberra Times.
COVID-19 restrictions announced by NSW Govt
We know that we can get through this together – and your union is here for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or advice.
Services Australia casuals dispute heads to the FWC
We are asking for the help of the Fair Work Commission to make sure that the government and APS agencies do not leave their own casual employees behind.
Nationals must rebuild drought region job cuts
"...enormous cuts to regional communities mean that in effect these communities have funded their own drought relief via APS job cuts."
Women at Work webinars
We’re excited to launch the latest in our CPSU member-only webinars. The latest is a three part series supporting women at work with their careers.
NDIA Hazard Complaints Register 2021
This register is intended to be place where you can see across the country, where workers have raised significant WHS issues.
Welcome and farewell in ABS
We are pleased to announce Rowena Zackeresen has been endorsed by CPSU Section Council to act in the Section Secretary role.
“Shameful” Robodebt scheme should never have happened
Had our members been listened to at the outset, hundreds of thousands of Australians would have been spared untold financial and emotional stress.
World Public Service Day union activities: Info for delegates
We're taking action to recognise and say "thank you" to public sector workers and to build awareness of the Government's new workplace bargaining policy.
Outdoor Work Allowance win for DAWE employees
More employees will get more money and fairer implementation - thanks to the support and dedication of union members and delegates.
Telstra members - it's time to endorse your bargaining claim
Your CPSU Delegates and bargaining team have been working hard to finalise the Telstra bargaining claim - what we'll take as a union to management and fight for.
Defence leadership must support LGBTIQ staff
Defence employees work hard every day for our nation, they deserve the respect of the Minister, not to be targeted for the purposes of a quick media grab.
ABF Marine Unit: Our fight for your safety at sea
Evidence in reports from 2017 and 2019 shows the Department knew the risks it was exposing you to everyday.
ACT Government Bargaining Log of Claims 2021
Read the log of claims endorsed by CPSU members.
Victoria in lockdown
Here we go again.
ABC commits to paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations
Good news for ABC staff.
Last week's budget - a missed opportunity for climate action
The 2021/22 Budget spent less than 1% on climate and environment.
APS casual conversion
If you are a casual, we need to hear from you now if you are affected. The union will provide members with advice and support every step of the way.
Home based work in Services Australia
It's critical that you understand your rights and seek advice and support from your union, the CPSU
National Reconciliation Week
27 May to 3 June 2021.
What does it mean for your agency? A snapshot of key Budget measures and the full list of staffing changes by agency.
Morrison Government admits the staffing cap is broken
This outcome is the result of the work and advocacy of CPSU members and delegates.
Federal budget: Crack in the staffing cap
After years of sustained pressure from CPSU members, the Government has finally admitted tonight that its staffing cap policy for the public sector is not working.
2021-22 Federal Budget
Our community and economy will rebuild faster, stronger, and more fairly with a strong public service that has the staffing, funding, and tools it needs.
CPSU opening statement at Aus Post Senate Inquiry
Brooke Muscat - CPSU National Deputy President.
Agency rebrand won't make up for job cuts
Sustained cuts and job losses have weakened our natural disaster mitigation capabilities.
Don’t be fooled!
The Gunner Government is offering you a real wages cut.
NT Budget: The devil is in the details
Today’s budget shows that Michael Gunner is all talk, you can’t say you want to kickstart the economy and help working families on one hand, and then freeze wages.
Workplace sexual harassment is preventable, we must act now
Opinion piece by Melissa Donnelly, published in the Canberra Times.
NT Chief Minister not a gun on economics
The Gunner Government’s public sector bargaining, and wage policy is failing workers and will slow post pandemic growth.
May Day solidarity activity for CPSU members.
CPSU's findings on workplace sexual harassment
By working together we can make the prevention of sexual harassment a workplace priority.
CPSU submission to Indigenous Voice
Read the submission based on feedback from members.
We have had a big union win!
Did you see Home Affairs on the front page of the Canberra Times today?
A once in a decade APS classification review is coming
Get involved in the APS Hierarchy and Classification Review.
Australia Post Bargaining
It's time for us to commence the bargaining process for your new pay and conditions at Australia Post.
Morrison Government fails its own workforce - again
"The Prime Minister doesn’t hold a hose – and apparently, he doesn’t want his staff to either."
DVA union calls for action on staffing cap that fails Vets
There just are not enough workers to get the job done.
CPSU outraged at Coalition's plot to privatise Post
CPSU members demand the Government makes a commitment to keep Australia Post in public hands.
It’s time to give APS casuals a pathway to permanency
It's time for action.
An important milestone for safer workplaces
CPSU members help achieve an important step forward.
First Nations and scientists hold landmark meeting on Climate Change
Time to listen.
Our pay and conditions are no joke
Don’t forget to post your solidarity selfie tomorrow, in support of CPSU members who are already in bargaining.
This Bargaining Policy is a bad joke
You told us told us the policy is unfair and unworkable.
What does 'no enhancements' mean?
Find out more.
Govt's staffing cap is failing veterans and workers
Ideology is getting in the way of services and secure jobs.
98% said NO
98% said you wouldn’t vote for an agreement that gave no guarantees on pay.
Parliament House workers demand change
Joint ACTU/CPSU media release.
ATO Service Delivery Consultative Forum
An update from the March 2021 meeting.
Would you accept a mystery pay deal?
Tell us what you think.
APS Capability Inquiry
The main CPSU submission and agency submissions are now available.
Safe and respectful workplaces survey
The CPSU takes your safety at work very seriously.
Union WIN at the National Gallery
Workers who have had their position declassified in the restructure will receive salary maintenance.
IWD message from Melissa Donnelly
Women must be safe at work
This Friday, take action in the lead up to this year’s International Women’s Day.
Working during the pandemic
In 2020 the CPSU collaborated with researchers to undertake a project, Working During the Pandemic, to gather data about the experience of public sector employees working during the COVID-19 crisis.
CPSU welcomes review into Parliament House culture
Action on sexual harassment is well and truly overdue.
Govt Bargaining Policy fails its first test
The new policy is unfair and misguided.
ATO takes on largest Graduate intake
...after the CPSU campaigns to end the staffing cap.
Making the case for your jobs
The CPSU meets with Finance Minister Simon Birmingham.
National vaccine rollout
The CPSU has met with the PS Commissioner and Deputy CMO.
Send a message to protect our workplace laws
All Australian workers need the protection of our workplace laws.
How to climate proof your workplace
From the ACTU.
Backbench conspiracies and leadership deficits a blight on government
Opinion piece by Melissa Donnelly, published in the Canberra Times.
Melbourne 5 day lockdown
Your union is here for you.
Your rights on Return to Work at Australia Post
Are you feeling pressured?
Climate Action Network February meeting
Help set our campaign priorities and goals for 2021.
Indigenous Voice consultation now open
The NIAA invites all Australians to have their say.
Here's what members in each industrial team see in the "Spotlight on your news" area of their logged-in home page.
Government to pay huge Robodebt bill
This program never should have got the go-ahead.
Aged Care RC: Final hearings
Counsel Assisting backs in calls from Regulator workers.