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Registrations are now open for the annual PSA Women’s Conference.
This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday, 9 and Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 at PSA House, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney.
All women who are financial members of the PSA are encouraged to nominate to attend.
Register for the conference HERE.
Registrations close on Thursday, 31 July 2014.
The Government Sector Employment Act, Regulation & Rules are now in effect.
At its July meeting, the PSA’s Central Council voted to support the community campaign to keep women and Aboriginal homelessness services open across NSW.
Council resolved that:
“The PSA Central Council supports the community campaign to keep women and Aboriginal homelessness services open across NSW. The PSA believes that specialist services must continue to exist. We recognise that the existence of independent Women’s Refuges is a critical component of any strategy to reduce and eradicate domestic violence and Aboriginal community controlled services as a critical component for closing the gap in indigenous and non-indigenous health. Wherever possible, we encourage PSA members to support this campaign.”
The concerns underlying today’s rally in Newcastle were highlighted in the Newcastle Herald.
Read the full story HERE.
Disability care workers in the Newcastle and Hunter Region are stopping work today between 12 and 1pm to protest against State Government plans to privatise Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC), said the Public Service Association of NSW (PSA).
A restructure in the Lands and Housing Corporation will cut 44 jobs across NSW reports the Newcastle Herald.
Read the full story HERE.
The Federal and State Governments are undertaking a snap review of work health and safety laws in order to justify potential reductions to workplace safety.
A particular focus of the reviews are Health and Safety Representatives.
Details are available on the Unions NSW website HERE.
Have your say by taking part in the survey HERE.
Submissions close on 25 July for WorkCover and 31 July for Safe Work Australia.
Jul 18, 2014
This year’s federal budget included major changes to higher education that will affect how governments fund universities and how universities levy fees. In a word: deregulation.
Several fellows of the University of Sydney’s Senate – including Catriona Menzies-Pike, Verity Firth and Andrew West, elected by the alumni, and Patrick Massarani, elected by the undergraduates – are petitioning for a meeting of Convocation so deregulation can be debated thoroughly by the University community.
If you are a University of Sydney graduate member or academic staff member, please print off and sign this letter to the Chancellor.
Please also forward to other University of Sydney graduates.
Please return the signatures by 25 July at the latest by mailing hard copies to GPO Box 3365, Sydney NSW 2001, or fax to 02 9262 1623 or email a scan to email@example.com.
Premier Mike Baird is reported as telling a Sydney conference that he has earmarked performance pay for the public sector should he be re-elected in March 2015, in a move the Public Service Association of NSW (PSA) believes will create inequity and nepotism while further undermining the independence of the public service.
Members employed under the Public Sector Salaries and related awards will receive an increase of 2.27% from the first full pay period after 1 July 2014.
Any Department unable to process the rise on the day of that first full pay period will be required to pay the increase retrospectively in the next.
Jul 17, 2014
Tax statements for union fees paid have been prepared.
Members will begin to receive these statements in the mail from Monday 21 July 2014.
On the two year anniversary of the State Government stripping workers of medical benefits and weekly compensation payments from the workers compensation scheme, three people affected by the cuts speak out about the very real life consequences of the reforms.
Click HERE to hear their stories.