We are the peak body for unions here in Tasmania as well as the local branch of the ACTU. We represent around fifty thousand union members, across the private and public sectors. No matter your occupation or profession, there is a union for you in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian union movement works every day towards building a better society for everyone. We believe that workers and their families are entitled to live in a decent and civil society that values fairness and equality – where everyone is afforded the opportunity to succeed.
We campaign in workplaces, in the community and in the political and political arena to affect change that raises the living standards of workers and their families. We campaign for rights at work, for decent pay, for positive social change and for workplace health and safety.
My vision for the union movement is that we are united and growing so that workers have the collective power to win on the issues that matter to them. We aim to lift the profile of unions in Tasmania so that we are a movement our members are proud of and a movement that potential members want to join.
Pictured above after successfuly completing their State 5 day Work Health & Safety Training 5 day course for Health & Safety Representatives are:
Anita, Claudia, Tim and David with trainer Angela Ames.
The Launceston Health & Safety Representatives conference was held earlier this week.
Pictured below is Fiona McIntyre from Worker Assist Tasmania, addressing the conference.
Worker Assist is a free service providing advice for injured workers in Tasmania.
The Conference also heard from Professor Helen De Cieri of Monash University, Pamela Atkinson of Better Work Tasmania,
Trevor Gauld, State Secretary CEPU Tasmania as well as a session on making workplaces healthier and safer and panel discussions.
The Hobart HSR conference will be held at Wrest Point on Tuesday, 20th October. To register visit: http://www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/safety/events/worksafe-month
HSR Conferences Launceston and Hobart
Unions Tasmania is pleased to continue it's involvement with WorkSafe Month by organising the Hobart and Launceston free one day Conferences for Health & Safety Representatives in conjunction with WorkSafe Tasmania.
This year the conferences and workshops cover safe work systems and safety culture, conducting risk assessments and supporting injured workers.
Launceston: Tuesday 13th October 2015 at The Country Club
Hobart: Tuesday 20th October 2015 at Wrest Point
For further information and to register for this year's conferences visit: http://worksafe.tas.gov.au/safety/events/worksafe-month/registering_for_events
Congratulations to Lynda, Samantha and Robert shown here with their certificates upon completing
the Comcare Work Health & Safety Training Course for Health and Safety Representatives at Unions Tasmania.
Congratulations to Emma, Mark, Frances, James, Jackie, Lee and Lyndal who have successfully
completed their Work Health & Safety Training for Health and Safety Representatives at Unions Tasmania.