Report recommends Commonwealth Employment Services system
The report backs in the CPSU’s calls for the public service to be put back at the heart of the employment services system.
CPSU members vote to endorse APS wide package
More than 16,000 CPSU members have voted in the union’s membership poll on the APS wide package, with 67.5% supporting it.
CPSU win: ABF to receive $150m for additional staff
Additional Australian Border Force staff to work in compliance, investigations, removal and surveillance functions.
CPSU welcomes Pezzullo termination
The CPSU has consistently expressed deep concern over reports regarding Mr. Pezzullo's conduct.
CPSU secures bolstered APS pay offer
The CPSU has secured an improved pay offer that it will recommend to its members.
APS Industrial Action continues
CPSU members are continuing to build industrial pressure on the federal government to come back to the bargaining table with a better deal on pay for APS employees.
Govt response to Robodebt RC Report
The acceptance of all 56 recommendations will make significant progress towards ensuring that Robodebt, or any iteration of it, is never allowed to happen again.
APS casuals left out of the loop
All workers, including those within the APS, should have access to the rights and benefits of secure employment.
Fighting to fix a broken Services Australia
Canberra Times opinion piece by CPSU National Secretary Melissa Donnelly.
Union Win: Services Australia to get 3,000 more staff
After years of staffing numbers going backwards and a hard-fought union led campaign, the CPSU is pleased to see the Government investing into Services Australia.
FWO and DEWR 1 hour stoppage
CPSU members in the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations will tomorrow strike for 1 hour as the union fights for a better pay deal.
Backpay win for non-APS workers
Strong negotiation by the CPSU has secured a guarantee of backpay for thousands of Commonwealth public sector workers in non-APS agencies.
Pressure grows as more CPSU members approved to strike
CPSU members in DEWR, and Meat Inspectors and On Plant Vets within DAFF, are now able to take protected industrial action after the union successfully ran Protected Action Ballots in both workplaces
CPSU research: need for improved APS cultural diversity and inclusion
CPSU research has revealed concerning findings regarding the experiences of staff from non-European cultural backgrounds within the Australian Public Service (APS).
ACT Allied Health professionals taking 3 weeks of industrial action
The action will have an extensive impact on the Department which is heavily reliant on staff doing overtime.
Fair Work Ombudsman prepped to take Industrial Action
More CPSU members are now able to take protected industrial action after the union successfully ran a Protected Action Ballot in the Fair Work Ombudsman.
CPSU welcomes moves towards ending outsourcing
The CPSU has today welcomed the Albanese Labor Government’s new limits on the use of contractors and consultants within the Australian Public Service (APS).
Industrial Action Escalates as Allied Health Professionals leave ACT
This will be the second round of industrial action taken by CHS Medical Imaging staff, with a 48-hour ban on overtime.
Services Aus safety recs must be implemented and staffing boosted
The Security Risk Management Review, follows a serious assault on a Centrelink staff member in Melbourne.
APS Values: one rule for us, another rule for them
Op-ed by Melissa Donnelly, CPSU National Secretary
ACT Medical Imaging staff to take industrial action
CPSU members will take part in industrial action after year long negotiations fail to meet workers expectations.
Canberra Hospital: Women not allowed to wear shorts, men are
Women wardspersons have been issued a directive to not wear the work shorts that their male colleagues wear on a daily basis.
DEWR to join APS Industrial Action as pressure grows
The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has today applied for a Protected Action Ballot for members in the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).
APS pay push grows after a decade of being cut to the bone
Union members in parts of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry join the push for an improved pay offer.
Fair Work Ombudsman to join APS industrial action
The CPSU will be expanding APS industrial action after having an application for a Protected Action Ballot in the Fair Work Ombudsman approved by the Fair Work Commission.
Union members set to strike in Services Australia
CPSU members in Services Australia will be participating in a 24-hour strike to improve the pay offer for public service workers.
CPSU set to escalate over pay
The CPSU will escalate their service-wide bargaining campaign after the revised pay and conditions offer tabled by the APSC failed to garner clear support from union members.
NDIS Commission reform urgently needed
The CPSU has renewed calls for reform of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission), claiming that unsafe workloads and grave mismanagement are at the core of the regulator’s failings.
Mike Pezzullo position ‘untenable’
The Community and Public Sector Union is deeply concerned by reports regarding the conduct of the Secretary of the Home Affairs Department, Mike Pezzullo, labelling his position as untenable.
Antarctic Division budget cuts leave science on thin ice
Scientific work of the AAD is becoming increasingly neglected, as staff call on the Department to reverse planned cuts.
CPSU prepares for second member vote ahead of APS pay proposals
The offer that is tabled tomorrow needs to be about more than pay – it must be about rebuilding the APS.
Cuts prompt Industrial Action escalation in Services Australia
CPSU members in Services Australia will take part in a 1-hour stop work action on Tuesday 15 August from 4pm.
CPSU welcomes progress on ‘Set the Standard’ Recommendations
CPSU members have made significant contributions in shaping both the PWSS and MoPS Act Amendments Bills.
Industrial Action planned in Services Australia
CPSU members in Services Australia are set to take strategic protected industrial action from Tuesday, sending a clear message to the Government.
APSC rejections leave model employer commitment in doubt
The Government has consistently touted its commitment to becoming a model employer, but the rejection of proposals that are directly linked to diversity undermine that.
CPSU statement on resignation of Kathryn Campbell
The CPSU expects that this is the first of many steps toward achieving full accountability.
CPSU win on flexible work and work from home
A win in service-wide APS bargaining, locking in improvements to flexible working arrangements, including working from home.
CPSU commends Robodebt report
The Royal Commission report takes the necessary steps to deliver accountability and reform.
Now is the time for Robodebt accountability and reform
Canberra Times opinion piece by CPSU National Secretary Melissa Donnelly.
1200 new public service jobs in the ACTPS
CPSU welcomes the ACT Government’s budget announcement of additional public service jobs.
CPSU welcomes Clare Holland House Insourcing
Employees can expect that their job, pay, conditions, team and manager will all remain the same.
Maternity Leave Act recommendations reflect the realities of modern parenting
The CPSU calls on the Albanese Government to adopt the review recommendations in full.
Pay offer has union members seeing red
Members to don red attire to express disappointment with the pay and pay equity proposals.
CPSU members reject first pay offer
CPSU members have overwhelmingly rejected the 10.5% pay offer tabled by the APSC.
APS bargaining to prioritise progress on pay equity
Pay inequity hits hardest in agencies with high proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
Services Australia attack: Centre security review welcomed
A Centrelink Team Leader was the victim of a serious attack while doing her job.
APSC tables Pay Offer of 10.5% in APS Service-Wide Bargaining
4% in the first year, 3.5% in the second year and 3% in the third year.
APS rebuilding continues in second Albanese Government Budget
The CPSU welcomes the Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to rebuilding the APS.
Shadow APS workforce uncovered
The real cost of cost-cutting measures.
National Parks funding and jobs boost welcomed
The Government has committed an additional $262.3 million and more than 100 new jobs in the budget for Australia’s iconic national parks.
Flexible work first test of Govt's model employer pledge
The negotiation on flexible work is the first critical test of the Albanese Labor Government's commitment to becoming a model employer.
NDIS Reboot a Win for Workers and Participants
The CPSU has been actively campaigning for these measures and is pleased the Government have not only listened to our concerns but acted.
Marine Science Institute future secured, jobs saved
This funding will secure the future of AIMS, protect jobs, and ensure that the institute can continue its world leading marine science work.
Marine Science Institute Funding Shortfall threatens QLD Jobs
The CPSU calls on the Albanese Labor Government to urgently step in and secure the future of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Translating and Interpreting Service Jobs transitioning to APS Employment
A win for workers, secure jobs and public service delivery.
National Cultural Institutions on path to recovery
The CPSU welcomes the Labor Government’s $535 million commitment to Australia’s National Cultural Institutions.
Poor Management practices let Australian Antarctic Division down
Staff have to know that they are safe when raising an issue in their workplace, and for many staff at the AAD that is not the case.
Trove funding insecurity comes to an end
The CPSU welcomes the Albanese Labor Government’s commitment to securing the future of Trove.
CPSU Bargaining Team revealed
With the commencement of APS service wide bargaining just around the corner, the CPSU has today revealed its bargaining team.
CPSU supports MEAA industrial action
CPSU members at the ABC fully support tomorrow’s planned strike action by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
CPSU member appears at Robodebt Royal Commission
Our union is incredibly proud of Jeannie and her bravery in standing up and speaking out.
New ABC offer worse than original
Union members in the ABC are disappointed in their employer’s attitude towards bargaining and are continuing to prepare for industrial action.
APS attraction and retention issues causing unanswered Centrelink calls
Centrelink is currently operating 500 staff below the level of staff it is funded to have.
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.
ACT Govt pay rises can’t leave workers behind
The ACT Government must make sure workers are not left behind.
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.