CPSU is pleased to release our year in review and financial report
for the 2018/19 FYTD with a small surplus $587,663 (2018: $395,109) and member funds growing to $4,324,554 (2018: $3,736,891). During the year the union continued to represent members in both an individual capacity, collectively, and in policy development forums. Union staff and Officials have been involved in a range of Government initiated social policy Committees and Taskforces such as the NDIS Implementation Taskforce, Public Sector OHS Leadership Round Table, Victorian Government Skills Commission Industry Advisory Group and the Social Services Taskforce overseeing the implementation of the Royal Commission’s Recommendations in relation to Family Violence.
CPSU was also invited to join the Emergency Worker Harm Reference Group looking at Government responses to occupational violence in several program areas against public sector workers.
As the transition from Disability Services to the new Commonwealth NDIA picked up speed as June 30th loomed the union worked with DHHS and the members to either assist in transitioning to the NDIA or to be redeployed into other positions within DHHS or broader VPS.
The union continued to work on the cadetship scheme in the VPS in partnership with the Victorian Government with 21 cadets graduating during the year and a further 56 new cadets commencing in the second round. During this reporting period the third and final tranche of the program for cadet intake commenced bringing the total number of cadets participating in the pilot to 136.
The union also commenced a secure employment campaign utilising the clause in the VPS EBA with a view to having casuals and fixed term employees converted to ongoing. The campaign was also designed to highlight the misuse by the Departments and Agencies of consultants and Labour Hire staff to fill ongoing VPS roles, costing the State millions of dollars. Discussions also commenced about the idea to develop a
Victorian Public Service Skills Exchange and a micro credentialing pilot program was agreed to be established.
CPSU successfully negotiated an agreement with First State Super on the long-term lease of the Land Titles Office with all jobs protected, guaranteed pay rises locked in and protections for staff moving across and for those staying with VPS.
Pay rises flow through on 1st July for members in a range of agencies under our Agreements.
CPSU supported the ICAN campaign for Australia to sign a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.Activities 2018/19