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Tasmanian Child workers in action threat

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on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 12:10

TASMANIAN child protection workers will take industrial action unless a list of their demands is met soon.

Workers are calling on the State Government to fill vacant roles to ease the burden on staff.

The Community and Public Sector Union and the Health and Community Services Union have called for immediate action to avoid "children falling through the cracks".

CPSU assistant general secretary Mat Johnston said vacancy control measures applied in budget cuts were not allowing child protection staff to adequately serve their clients.

He said workers would cease supervision of access visits, transportation of clients, stop administrative functions and stop filling out important paperwork if concerns were not addressed by the middle of next week.

Minister for Children Michelle O'Byrne said she was aware of the issues.

She urged the union to continue negotiations.

Note: What a great opportunity. Get rid of them all and start employing people who aren't corrupt, or hate the thought of loving families with a mother and father.