Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services are gearing up for public holiday arrangements and industrial action during April.
The Department of Human Services will concentrate its efforts on supporting those in need of immediate assistance, including communities affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, during this afternoon’s industrial action by the CPSU.
As a result of further discussions held under the auspices of the Fair Work Commission (the Commission):
- the CPSU has agreed to withdraw its current notices of industrial action commencing in the week of 13 February 2017 at the Department of Human Services (the Department); and
- the Department has agreed to withdraw its application for an order to stop etc (unprotected) industrial action.
Customers of Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support are reminded that industrial action could affect services across Australia both today (Friday, 9 December) and Monday (12 December).
The Department of Human Services encourages people to defer non-urgent business next Monday and Friday afternoons due to industrial action by the Community and Public Sector Union.
An immediate 3 percent pay rise is being offered by the Department of Human Services under the latest proposed staff agreement.
The Department of Human Services has lodged an appeal to the Fair Work Commission following the decision in the case of Mr Daniel Starr. Continue reading Appeal to the Fair Work Commission
The Department of Human Services has encouraged staff to consider its July 2015 pay offer and revised enterprise agreement, which have been tabled during bargaining today.
The Department of Human Services has today tabled its revised staff pay offer during enterprise bargaining discussions.