DHS Digest: 19 August 2016

In this week's news:

Industrial action stop work meetings continue

The first week of our 2 week campaign of stop work meetings is well underway with people walking off the job across DHS and voting to endorse further industrial action.  3 years is too long to be held hostage by a failed bargaining policy that seeks to cut conditions in exchange for low pay offers.

If you're not across your industrial action stop work meeting, click here for your industrial action instructions.  You need to look up the date and time of the stop work action for your location at this link.  At all times, follow the CPSU industrial action instructions to the letter.

Logging in to see union news?

We have received feedback from members about logging in to see CPSU news via the website.  Want to know why you have to keep logging in to see union news

CPSU takes on Minister Michaelia Cash in Fair Work Commission

This week we have lodged an application with Fair Work Australia over the Employment Minister’s failure to engage in good faith around bargaining of agreements across the APS.  The first hearing will be held this afternoon.  Read more here

MTS paid time meetings start next week  

DHS and the CPSU have reached agreement on the roll-out of the MTS paid time meetings for Smart Centre staff.  The MTS meetings will now run for six weeks from 22 August, after which your feedback on the MTS system will be provided to the department and we will hold discussions with them to secure improvements in the operation of the MTS system.  Need to know more?

Is there Tea Break confusion in your Service Centre?

Late last year at a meeting with the CPSU, senior DHS management outlined their expectations on what the minimum working conditions in Service Centres should be.  Want to know more?

If your workplace is not being provided the agreed minimum working conditions, email the details to madonna.coulahan@cpsu.org.au.