CPSU prepares for ABC Industrial Action
The application would give CPSU members at ABC a vote on taking protected industrial action, including work restrictions, bans and strike action as a final resort.
Commonwealth Budget 2023
Read the CPSU pre-budget submission here.
Update your details and win!
Competition winners announced and a second chance to win!
ACT Govt pay rises can’t leave workers behind
The ACT Government must make sure workers are not left behind.
Member Service Centre holiday hours
The CPSU MSC will be open reduced hours over the holiday period - more information here.
Overdue AAT reform welcomed
Government to abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and replace it with a new body.
Frontline workers ignored in early days of Robodebt
CPSU National Secretary, Melissa Donnelly, has appeared as a witness at the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.
Survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander CPSU members
Help strengthen our advocacy and inform our campaigning on issues affecting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Get the most from CPSU Member Advantage
Take advantage of your exclusive member discounts.
Whistleblower protections a positive step but more is needed
A key part of any anti-corruption process must be protections for those who speak out on issues of public integrity.
ACTPS real wage calculator
We've added a CPI section to the calculator so you can see what the real wages impact will be for you.
ABC staff vote opens today
ABC staff now have the chance to vote on ABC management’s proposed three-year Enterprise Agreement.
Get the most out of your membership
As the Christmas holidays approach, check out the exclusive discounts available to CPSU members.
ABC - Vote no for a better deal
The CPSU and MEAA recommend staff VOTE NO because it is the only way to get a better deal now.
Boost to whistleblower protections welcomed
This legislation is crucial for Australian Public Service workers who should be able to speak up and expose wrongdoing without fear.
Taxpayers are bankrolling tax dodgers
Our government must ensure that every company that is considered for a government contract passes tax standards.
Turning point for the Australian Public Service
The CPSU welcomes the Budget commitment to rebuilding the APS with the announcement of over 7,500 additional public sector jobs.
Big announcements for the APS
These changes are significant, and it’s important that employees have a strong voice and role in how they are implemented in each agency.
The Government can’t afford to not invest in our Public Service
"For the first time in a decade I have hope a government budget will focus on building public sector capacity, not cutting it."
Report: Microsoft dodges tax, benefits from govt contracts
The tax that Microsoft should be paying could be invested in cutting wait times for services, investing in digital services, and more public sector jobs for regional Australia.
A win for APS capability
Watch CPSU National Secretary Melissa Donnelly discuss the announcement on ABC News.
October is National Safe Work Month
Every October during National Safe Work month, we renew our focus on safety at work.
CPSU welcomes Govt shift to bring consultancy in-house
The CPSU and its members have been calling for this reform and raising the alarm about the wasteful use of taxpayer money on outsourced contractors and consultants.
CPSU looks forward to a new era for the public service
Today’s announcement includes interim arrangements which provide wage increases of 3% to all employees due a pay rise between 1 September and 31 August next year.
Widespread dissatisfaction in NDISQSC needs urgent action
A major staff survey has revealed shocking rates of staff dissatisfaction and widespread concern about workplace culture and management.
CPSU submission on Parliamentary Standards
Read the CPSU submission to the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards
Digital Health Record failing patients before it even begins
Replacing highly trained specialised transcriptionists with an automated software program is risky business.
It's time to have your say on pay
With genuine bargaining back on the table for the Federal Public Sector, it’s time to have your say on pay.
Nominations open for CPSU casual vacancies
Information for members and the Election Notice.
CPSU welcomes new APS jobs to fix visa backlog
The Albanese Government has announced $36.1m for 500 more visa processing jobs to deal with the current visa backlog at the Department of Home Affairs.
Zero Emissions Day
Join the CPSU Climate Action Network for a special online forum this Zero Emissions Day to discuss how we can make a Net Zero APS a reality.
Focus on public sector leadership an important opportunity
The CPSU welcomes today’s announcement that the APSC will commence work on APS leadership capability.
Members look forward to Robodebt Royal Commission
Our members raised the alarm about the flaws in the Robodebt scheme from the very beginning.
Lose the freeze
Union members in the Northern Territory are holding a Day of Action on Thursday September 1 to end the NTPS wage freeze.
APO WHS workload report
An organisation in crisis and the resulting
serious risk to workers’ health.
Machinery of Government (MoG) changes
What APS employees may expect if they are affected by a Machinery of Government change.
Promoting diversity and inclusion in Defence OK again
Members in Defence are pleased to once again be able to participate in activities that demonstrate their solidarity and support for diversity and inclusion.
Home Affairs delegates meet with Minister Giles
Joined by CPSU Deputy National President Brooke Muscat, the delegates ensured Minister Giles was well briefed on the issues affecting CPSU members in Home Affairs.
ATO members receive final pay rise under current Determination
Watch CPSU Deputy Secretary Beth Vincent-Pietsch deliver a video message to CPSU members in the ATO.
A First Nations Voice to Parliament
CPSU members have been watching with interest as the government discusses what a referendum on a Voice to Parliament might look like.
Veterans Royal Commission Interim Report released
The CPSU welcomes today’s Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Interim Report and its recommendations.
Sign up your colleagues in MoPS
Resources for CPSU members in MoPS to talk to their colleagues about their union.
What is the ABC's Rate B proposal?
The CPSU has prepared detailed information for members on the ABC's Rate B proposal.
Discussions progress in ABC bargaining
CPSU bargaining representatives have met with the ABC to progress discussions about our respective claims.
Workloads and new salary rate on the agenda at ABC bargaining
The latest news from ABC bargaining negotiations.
APSC updates guidance for agencies on working from home
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has released a new Circular on managing COVID in the workplace.
WHS win as CSIRO promises to repair research vessel
Following sustained advocacy from the CSIRO Staff Association CSIRO have agreed to retain and repair research vessel Linnaeus.
It's tax time
We appreciate your patience. Your EOFY tax statements are now available.
COVID outbreak response plans
Ensuring effective COVID Outbreak Response Plans are implemented to keep members safe at work.
MoG changes at DEWR
Come along to one of our paid time meetings at DESE and AGD to find out more and have a say.
ABC bargaining kicks off
CPSU and MEAA bargaining teams have met with the ABC management team to give a preliminary outline of our respective claims.
Advice for members in flood affected areas
Workplaces have a responsibility to ensure their workers are safe whether in the office or working from home.
Save the ABC Archives
With over a third of the Archives' specialist workforce proposed to go, the ABC Archives and the nation's history itself are at stake. We need your help to make sure this proposal doesn’t go ahead.
Vale Greg Swords
Long-term Treasurer of the Tax Section and CPSU life member Greg Swords has passed away.
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Read and sign our statement to Linda Burney here.
NDIA Working From Home Dispute
The CPSU launched a dispute with the NDIA on working from home last Thursday.
DVA workers welcome release of McKinsey report
The CPSU welcomes the release of the report that was kept secret by the Morrison Government but is concerned by some endorsed initiatives.
World Public Service Day
To all our public servants working across Federal, State and Territory government, you deserve more than just thanks.
Your Telstra Agreement
A progress report for members.
Neighbourhooding pilot in DSS
The Department of Social Services (DSS) plans to commence a 'neighbourhooding' or desk-sharing pilot in South Australian DSS offices.
ABS members and employees
Happy pay rise from the CPSU!
Performance review? We’ve got you covered
"Establish your performance roadmap" is available now on Aspire!
First Nations Workers Alliance June news
Linda Burney is Australia’s new Minister for Indigenous Australians.
CPSU Rule change
Information for CPSU members.
ABC axing archive jobs on International Archives Day
While the rest of the world is celebrating the contribution of archivists, the ABC is axing 75 jobs.
NEWSFLASH: We won the casual conversion case
Last year the CPSU took a case to the FWC to stop APS agencies from denying ongoing employment to casual employees who are eligible for conversion under the new laws.
ACT Government Bargaining Log of Claims 2022
Read the log of claims to be endorsed by CPSU members.
CPSU welcomes Albanese Ministry
The APS is integral to the success of any government, and our members look forward to working with all new Ministers to deliver for the nation.
We've worked hard to win big changes
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ABC bargaining survey
Your top concerns to to date.
Home Affairs: Want to catch up?
It is a pleasure to return to work after a huge election weekend and to write to you with optimism and hope after a change of government.
What the election outcome means for you
Saturday’s election promises significant improvements on the issues that matter most to you.
We're here to help
A federal election will mean changes for many of our members working in MPs or Senators offices.
Compare the pair
The CPSU has prepared analysis of the policy positions of the two major parties on the issues that CPSU members have told us matter most.
Coalition cuts to rip millions out of regional economies
Claims Budget cuts won't lead to job cuts not credible
Minister Littleproud’s lack of understanding of the impact of funding cuts can be summed up by his comment, "Governments don't employ people, businesses do". This statement is frankly bizarre, and offensive.
When we make noise, we make a difference!
Federal Court management has decided to take an extra two months to consider the proposed new operational model.
Morrison Govt's desperate attack on public services
Ripping billions of dollars out of the public sector will have a devastating impact on jobs and services, and further reduce the capacity of the APS to support Australians.
Morrison Govt’s 11th hour attack on jobs and services
The Coalition’s costings indicate $3.3bn will be ripped out of the Australian Public Service over the forward estimates, if it is re-elected on Saturday.
Did you know that more than half of your work colleagues are in insecure work?
First Nation election policies
ANTaR has compiled a summary of the Parties' First Nation election polices.
4540 more reasons to be a union member!
The NIAA has unearthed historical RLA underpayments in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Port Augusta, Geraldton, Mildura and Kalkarindji.
NDIA needs to better support workers
The CPSU has been contacted by many NDIA employees with disability, who have experienced a lack of support and reasonable adjustment from the agency.
The CPSU is making the case for a better NDIS in the public sphere - watch the video here.
Potential underpayment: On-Call arrangements
An update for ABC members.
Non-profits call for a better Services Australia
Instead of cutting secure jobs and degrading services, we want the government to build a better Services Australia and a better social security system.
Well, that depends... The choice is yours on 21 May.
Telstra Enterprise Agreement Ballot Results
Find out what union members secured in your new agreements.
Understaffing a serious risk at Australian airports
Understaffing has led to blowouts in processing times, passenger frustration, and unsafe working conditions at Australian airports.
CPSU welcomes Labor’s public sector commitments
The CPSU welcomes Labor’s commitments, which represent a big start on reversing the enormous damage the Morrison Government has done to the APS.
What do you want in your new ABC agreement?
It's time for you to decide.
ALP commitment to reverse cuts to veterans’ services
The CPSU welcomes Labor’s commitment to take action on critical understaffing and under-resourcing in DVA.
NDIA proposals would put people with disability first
Promised changes put people with disability back at the centre of the scheme, where they should have been all along.
DVA understaffing has tragic consequences for veterans
DVA acknowledges understaffing and under-resourcing have had critical and tragic consequences for Australian veterans.
CPSU welcomes ALP commitment to Services Australia
The CPSU welcomes the announcement that a Labor Government will lift the staffing cap and protect local services.
CPSU Submission: RC into Defence and Veteran Suicide
Our submission provides evidence that the Government ignored its own research on the
risk to the mental health and wellbeing of veterans from continuing to understaff DVA.
Genuine bargaining and real pay rises
Labor commits to genuine bargaining for real pay rises and improved conditions and to address insecure jobs in the public sector.
ACTU: Morrison Govt’s racist job program extended
A media release from the ACTU.
Centrelink gutted, and public sector wages cut
Tonight, the Morrison Government has locked in deep cuts to public services and doubled down on its corrosive dismantling of public sector capacity by gutting Services Australia.
It's Budget night
What will it mean for you? Find our more and register for our Budget Briefing here.
Do you want to see better flexible work policies at DESE?
Help us improve flexible work & WFH policies at DESE
Commonwealth Budget 2022
The Morrison Government talks a lot about the cost of living. We know that there’s one thing they can do right now – allow the public sector to bargain fairly, for decent wages and secure jobs.
Read our submission and summary here.
Recent wins ABC members helped make happen
Your collective efforts have led to these outcomes, now we need to make sure managers make things happen!
Hundreds of casuals offered permanent jobs
Your union will keep pushing for pathways to permanency for APS casuals.
Is Telstra listening?
Information on NBN changes and a bargaining update for members.
The ABC’s flawed rollout of online rosters
There's a silver lining.
Recent NDIA members' wins
CPSU members have been working hard to secure safer workplaces for everyone at NDIA.
What Women Want
Flexible work and no sexual harassment.
CPSU media release.
CPSU What Women Want Report 2022
This report, based on 2021 data, reflects women’s experience of working from home and coping during a once in a century pandemic.
Labor is committed to revitalising the public service
An opinion piece published in The Canberra Times on 4 March 2020.
Does your roster comply with the ABC EA?
The CPSU has put together a short Q&A on roster conditions for Schedule A Rostered members.
NDIA KPIs for your team
Workload tracker. Compare your KPIs with those across the country.
NT workers don't pay for masks - employers do!
The CPSU is taking action daily to make employers provide face masks and to recover money for workers told to buy their own. Find out more here.
Australia Post Brisbane HSR election
HSR elections are about to open and it’s crucial we elect candidates who will represent and protect our health and safety over the next 3 years.
CSIRO calls in the consultants
The CSIRO Staff Association is concerned that CSIRO has not consulted with employees or their representatives regarding this review or the decision to engage external consultants, at some considerable cost
Working during the pandemic: The future of work is hybrid
For a second year in a row, the CPSU has collaborated with researchers at CQU and UNSW Canberra, to gather data about the experience of public sector employees working during the COVID-19 crisis.
Managers and employees report differing experiences
New Working From Home study conducted by UNSW Canberra and CQUniversity, in partnership with Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) released.
CPSU Maternity Leave Act Review submission
The CPSU welcomes the review as a chance to update the Act and bring it in line with modern expectations.
New Work From Home Policy released in Aus Post
After months of negotiations, your CPSU reps have succeeded in getting Australia Post to announce the new WFH Policy.
Congratulations on getting into the ATO grad program. We’re excited to work with such a talented group this year.
NT Public Sector wage theft in the millions
Workers should not have to pursue their employers for years to ensure they are paid their legal entitlements.
A change to the CPSU rules
On 8 February 2022, the CPSU notified the Fair Work Commission of a change to chapter B of its rules which apply to the PSU Group.
More than words needed to make Parliament safe
It is a hard and challenging day for many current and past parliamentary workers. The CPSU believes them and stands in solidarity with them.
NDIA. Your stories.
Real stories that NDIA workers have shared about the impacts of unreasonable workloads.
Get the facts - Protected Industrial Action
What is protected industrial action? Download the fact sheet here
ATO Working from Home Pilot
Read the CPSU report here.
Are you a Health and Safety Rep?
Join the CPSU's Safety First network.
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.
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