The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) represents workers in a wide range of industries.

These include the Federal and ACT and NT public sectors, telecommunications, call centres, employment services, commercial broadcasting, the aviation industry and science and research.

Our union works collectively to ensure workers are safe at work; have fair rights, pay and conditions; and a strong voice at work. We know strong union workplaces deliver higher quality public services, a fairer society, and a better deal for workers.

As part of the broad labour movement, we act with integrity and stand in solidarity to support progressive social change and environmental justice.

Who can join?

CPSU membership is open to employees in a wide range of industries and includes those employed on permanent, temporary, casual, and labour hire contracts.

Associate membership is available to retired members or members who leave to work in areas outside of CPSU coverage.

Call our Member Service Centre on 1300 137 636 for more information.

How much does membership cost?

CPSU subscription rates are available here. Your union fees are tax deductable.

Do you work for a state government?

This website is for the PSU Group of the CPSU, which covers workers in the Federal and Territory Governments. For information about State public service unions, contact the State Public Service Federation.

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The CPSU is governed by financial members of the union by means of an elected Governing Council, an elected and paid Executive Committee and membership plebiscites.

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The CPSU has many rigorous processes in place to ensure our members' fees are used ethically and effectively.

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