Budget surplus is cold comfort for many says union

on Friday, 21 December 2012. Posted in News, Media Releases, Political

Treasurer Troy Buswell's $140 million budget surplus announced today is cold comfort for people not getting access to much-needed services according to the Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association. There are still many public services issues such as waiting lists at public dental health clinics and major delays at Department of Transport licensing centres.

Budget cuts hit education hard

on Friday, 09 November 2012. Posted in News, Media Releases

The Department of Education's Aboriginal Education branch has been gutted by major Barnett Government cutbacks according to the Community and Public Service Union/Civil Service Association. In two years the branch has been trimmed from 25 staff to 15 and by February 2013 is expected to be as low as seven, which experienced staff say is having a major impact on delivering frontline services.

A government back down on outsourcing

on Monday, 24 September 2012. Posted in News, Political

The Department of Finance has confirmed that a contract to outsource audit leave balances for the Office of Shares Services staff has ended. It has come to light that a substantial part of the work was being off-shored.

Background check backlog lets criminals work with kids

on Monday, 24 September 2012. Posted in News, Perth Now

Children are being exposed to criminals and potential sex predators due to a backlog of Working with Children checks, with some taking up to year. A Government review said there was "some risk to the community" from at least 40 people with criminal records who were able to work with children while waiting for their assessment.

CPSU renews call for stronger arbitral powers

on Tuesday, 18 September 2012. Posted in News

CPSU Victoria secretary Karen Batt has called on the Federal Government to strengthen the Fair Work Act to help state public sector employees who are unable to finalise new enterprise agreements without protracted industrial action.

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