• 'After 13 Rolling Contracts, I Got Permanency From My Union'

    'After 13 Rolling Contracts, I Got Permanency From My Union'

    Getting permanency can be a life changing moment, just ask Lewis Stevens.

    Back in 2001, Lewis started as a casual worker in the Central TAFE library on weekends.

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  • How long should you stay away when you have a cold or the flu?

    How long should you stay away when you have a cold or the flu?

    Most adults get around two to three colds a year, and children get even more. In terms of the flu, there are around 3-5 million severe cases of influenza worldwide each year and 290,000 to 650,000 deaths.

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  • NAIDOC Week 2018: Celebrating Strong Aboriginal Women in the Public Sector

    NAIDOC Week 2018: Celebrating Strong Aboriginal Women in the Public Sector

    NAIDOC Week 2018 was themed Because of Her, We Can, a poignant moto for this time in history. We sat down with one of CPSU/CSA ATSI Group member and Aboriginal Programs Officer, Brooke O’Donnell.

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  • Five personality traits that are holding you back at work

    Five personality traits that are holding you back at work

    Working in the public sector means we often talk about the characteristics that can make us more successful in our careers, not as often do we turn our attention to what’s holding us back.

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Fighting back against the generalised JDF

Budget cuts for staff in any workplace brings with it a number of risks – spiralling overtime, higher levels of stress and an expectation that everyone left needs to ‘step up.’ What happens when ‘stepping up’ or ‘embracing change’ means that your Job Description Form (JDF) suddenly becomes unrecognisable to you?

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