Happy Christmas and thank you!

Thank you for your all your hard work and support over the past year. Your membership has made a real difference to the lives of many people in our community. Before we take much deserved breaks and enjoy the holidays with our families and loved ones, it’s a good time to reflect on some of what we’ve done together this year across our movement and for us to get ready for what promises to be a huge year next year with bargaining fast approaching.

Here at CSL over the past year we have:

  • Worked collaboratively in negotiating a new CAS for the FLU and AVAT Departments. We are currently working through the draft guidelines and have provided feedback on this in the hope of resolving this issue in the new year.
  • Won a commitment from the Director of Flu to engage more permanent staff.
  • Supported our members around changes to rosters.
  • Welcomed and trained two new Delegates, Sam Fawcett and Anna Magnion,  to our dynamic delegate team.
  • Assisted many individual members with advice and support to deal with personal issues.

As we are part of large union with the majority of members in the public service.  I think it’s important to highlight some of the key things we have won for our members across the public service:

It was also a big year for the wider union movement. Together as a movement we have stood strong and have:

As you can see when we come together we can make a real difference.

Next year we’ll need to be bigger and stronger to win

In order to be successful at bargaining we need to grow our union and we need to work together to ensure we get an outcome we deserve. If you would like to a play a more involved role with the bargaining campaign please get in touch with myself or one of your delegates. We will talk you through the role.  Please ask a non-member colleague to join us and to become part of the team supporting working people at CSL.

Watch out in the new year for some exciting events to kick bargaining off.

Thank you for being part of our movement this year

We wish you all the best for the holidays and New Year. And we look forward to working with you in 2018 to continue to make our workplaces, our services and our community better.