WHAT'S GOING ON?
2018 has been a massive year for the CPSU as we have set about changing the rules. CPSU members have had some big wins including:
- A commitment from the ALP to scrap the ASL staffing cap when they form government.
- Hundreds of thousands of Australians taking to the streets in May and October telling the Coalition government that neoliberalism has had its day.
Yet Christmas is the time of year when inequality is most felt. Australia is facing dangerous levels of insecure work. Casual work, labour hire, or underemployment all make Christmas a stressful time.
Our Australian Public Service has not been immune. Christmas can be nearly impossible time of year for our friends, family and colleagues who are suffering from insecure work. We hear stories of casuals who receive no hours over the period, or who won’t be paid until January the 10th.
It isn’t fair! It also isn’t fair that people like Kelly O’Dwyer, Minister for Industrial Relations, get all of the benefits of hard fought for union rights like annual leave and great pay.
So this silly season we are getting serious and telling Ms. O’Dwyer why we need to change the rules.
Take a moment to write a message to the Minister on why we need to change the rules. Make sure you get all your CPSU colleagues to do the same.
HOW TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MINISTER O'DWYER THIS CHRISTMAS:
Write your message in this webform and we will print it out to stick into the giant Christmas card we'll be presenting to Minister O'Dwyer before Christmas!
You can do it by downloading a paper flyer to write a handwritten message (there's two to a page - what a great opportunity to alk to your colleagues about why we need to change the rules!)
Get it in the post by 15th Dec (to: Eleanor Kennedy c/o CPSU, 7/350 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000), or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th December.
Download this poster to print for your workplace noticeboard!
HOW WILL MY MESSAGE GET TO THE MINISTER?
CPSU’s Melbourne office will compile messages from across Australia into a giant union Christmas card for the Minister, and will hand deliver it to ask her to support the Australian Public Service and change the rules. Keep an eye out for our video of all the fun.