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Australia

Hands off public disability services! say NSW health staff

18 July 2014

The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, a PSI affiliate in Australia, has been campaigning since December 2013 against the O'Farrell government's decision to privatise disability care services. On 17 July, the union published a petition which asks that the state Government retains a role in the provision of services in the ageing, disability and home care sectors and protects staff.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

09 April 2014

International trade agreements such as the TPP are currently being fast-tracked and negotiated in secrecy. These agreements undermine local and national government decision-making power and increase corporate access to public services resulting in the privatization of critical public services. PSI is working with global union federations, affiliated unions, and civil society allies who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) being negotiated in the Asia Pacific Region.

Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

02 April 2014

PSI is currently undertaking further research on the effects of the TISA on our sectors. PSI will be working with civil society and other allies to oppose the harmful effects of the TISA.

Social protection floors

30 March 2014

Today, as much as 80 per cent of the global population does not have access to social protection and lives in social insecurity, facing complete loss of income when a personal or national economic crisis strikes. Social Protection was pushed to the fore of the international agenda after the obvious damage due to the financial and economic crises, and a 2012 ILO Recommendation operationalizes Social Protection Floors as two-pronged, providing universal access to essential health care and basic income security in the case of maternity, for children and when people are sick, unemployed, disabled, and old. Read more>>>

What Women Want

What Women Want: CPSU Australia 2013-2014 survey

1 Mar 2014

PSI affiliate in Australia, Community & Public Sector Union (CPSU), launched, for the eighth year in a row, a survey on “What Women Want” asking women to give a detailed picture of their working lives. This is Australia’s largest survey on working women, with over 11 200 women participating.

Oceania young workers’ meeting in Sydney

24 March 2014
Young workers' meeting

On 19 March the first PSI Oceania young workers’ meeting was held in Sydney, before the Oceania Sub-regional Advisory Committee (OSRAC). There were 10 attendees, representing 5 affiliates and 3 countries. The aim of the meeting was to introduce young people to PSI and its work, as well as giving them a taste of the issues that PSI deals with on a global basis.

New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSW Nurses)

Australia
Region: 
Asia Pacific (AP)
Sub-region: 
AP: Oceania

Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU)

Australia
Region: 
Asia Pacific (AP)
Sub-region: 
AP: Oceania

Community and Public Sector Union - SPSF Group (CPSU-SPSF)

Australia
Region: 
Asia Pacific (AP)
Sub-region: 
AP: Oceania

Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union (ASU)

Australia
E-mail: 
dsmith@asu.asn.au
Region: 
Asia Pacific (AP)
Sub-region: 
AP: Oceania