Members who join CPSU with a pre-existing work related problem they want addressed will be required to pay a Fee for Service if their case is accepted for representation. Otherwise, limited telephone advice will be provided. Very few applications are accepted for representation when pre-existing.
For assistance with your pre-existing issue the following conditions apply:
Your membership application to join CPSU must have the direct debit or credit card authorisation completed and signed for ongoing subscription payments.
Upon joining, you must pay the relevant subscription rate, in arrears, for a period of no less than 12 months plus a $1500.00 deposit must also be paid prior to the commencement of dealing with the pre-existing issue.
A service fee of $220.00 per hour or part thereof (GST inclusive), will be invoiced on a weekly basis once an Industrial Organiser has commenced work on your issue.
In regards to payment of these invoices, you can either remit to CPSU each week the amount invoiced or once the service fee amount reaches $500.00, you can make a lump sum payment. If the service fee invoices amount outstanding balance reaches $1500.00 and CPSU have not received a payment, the Industrial Organiser assigned to assist you will be informed with a notification to cease working on the issue until payment has been received.
At the closure of the case, the $1500.00 deposit, or the balance, that is the $1500.00 less any outstanding fee for service, will be refunded to you.
At all times the CPSU Branch Secretary has the discretion to decide whether or not to pursue any issues/problems for a member and the extent of any representation or litigation.
You are welcome to join CPSU as a member only, by completing the attached Membership Application, but we would be unable to provide you with assistance in relation to your pre-existing issue other than phone advice. You would, however, be entitled to industrial assistance for any issues that arise subsequent to the date your membership takes effect.