Premier Will Hodgman said he was hopeful an outcome to the long-running public sector wages dispute would be reached later this week, as corrections workers undertook industrial action over the failure to strike a deal.
A meeting between the premier, Treasurer Peter Gutwein and union leaders is scheduled for Thursday, however, the government maintained if unions do not cease all industrial action the meeting was at risk.
Corrections officers in all Southern Tasmania Prison Service Sites held a two hour stop work meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Their action joins that of Education Facility Attendants, who also escalated industrial action last week, and Health and Community Services Union members, who walked off the job at the Launceston General Hospital for about 30 minutes on Monday.
United Voice delegate and correctional supervisor Phil Pregnall said after nine months of negotiations, corrections officers were still waiting for the government to make an offer that truly values them.
"This offer is an insult to us and our families, and the vulnerable people we work with," Mr Pregnell said.
The government said it has broken its wages cap to offer a 2.1 per cent pay increase, backdated to last year, and have encouraged union leaders to take this 12-month interim offer to members as striking a deal before the end of the financial year would ensure workers receive back-pay.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation said on Tuesday they were taking this latest offer to its members.
Acceptance of the offer would mean most members would receive between $700 and $1000 in backpay, the government said.
Mr Gutwein said a constructive meeting between unions and the government could not take place until all industrial action stopped.
"Tasmanians are sick and tired of the disruption and stunts. We again call on all union leaders to stop playing silly internal games, and start focusing on their members so we can get a deal done," Mr Gutwein said.
Mr Hodgman said the government wants this issue resolved.
"A number of unions are being constructive but Unions Tasmania, the peak body, needs to demonstrate leadership and actually do as they say," Mr Hodgman said.
Meanwhile, Unions Tasmania president Roz Madsen, who is also the state manager of the Australian Education Union, has stepped down from the position.
Ms Madsen was a member of the AEU leadership team who backed a previous failed wages deal which was controversial among members as it included a reduction in relief teacher loading.
"I remain committed in my role as AEU Tasmania state manager to achieving the best possible outcomes for teachers, principals and support staff in the ongoing negotiations for fair pay and workload solutions," Ms Madsen said.