Do you believe the NSW Government should retain a role in ageing, disability & home care services?
Thursday 13 November
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Help us keep track of turn out for the day and RSVP HERE.
Who has signed our pledge against the privatisation of Ageing, Disability and Home Care?
John Kaye, Greens
Kate Washington, Labor candidate for Port Stephens
Milton Caine, Christian Democratic candidate for Newcastle
Clayton Barr, Labor member for Cessnock
Greg Piper, Independent member for Lake Macquarie
The Government Sector Employment Act, Regulation & Rules are now in effect.
Members of the Penrith LCAG marched to the office of Stuart Ayres today (24 October) to request he sign our pledge to stop the privatisation of Ageing Disability and Home Care services.
The Baird Government has been forced to override its own employment contracts and finally reinstate the first female Deputy Commissioner of the State Emergency Services, whistleblower, Tara McCarthy after she was found to have been corruptly sacked.
Deputy Commissioner McCarthy’s reinstatement was announced today and she commences duty on Monday 27 October 2014.
On 23 October, a group of seven ADHC employees who are PSA members from the Sydney Local Campaign Action Group, came to the Unions NSW to address the weekly meeting about the rally on 13 November.
Sian Page (pictured below) gave a rousing speech that questioned the privatisation of ADHC.
You can read her speech HERE
The Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing is on the move again just 18 months after moving to Parramatta.
Read the Sydney Morning Herald article HERE.
The government has responded to the Inquiry into allegations of bullying in WorkCover.
Read the Minister’s response HERE.
Even more signatures were added to the petition against the privatisation of ADHC and flyers for the rally on 13 November distributed.
From 24 February 2015, Departments are expected to be compliant with the new temporary employment provisions of the Government Sector Employment Act.
Hundreds of workers in the Hunter region will be affected by the State Government’s privatisation of Home Care.
Read the article HERE.
“I am acknowledging the fine work of all staff involved in managing the incident with official Commissioner’s Commendations.” Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin.
Read the whole story HERE.
WorkCover NSW has issued an unconditional apology to PSA member Wayne Butler.
Read the full story HERE.
The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader have highlighted the PSA’s concerns about the attack on TAFE.
Read the full story HERE.
PSA Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Mal Cochrane speaks to the Wire about the implications for the aboriginal community of the privatisation of Home Care.
Even when a Government department is making a profit for the people of NSW, this Government wants to privatise it.
Read the letter to the Minister from PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner HERE.
Unions are pushing to give more than two million casual workers in Australia the right to become permanent employees.
In making the announcement on World Day for Decent Work, ACTU President Ged Kearney said it was unfair that many casuals work regular shifts and rosters but miss out on important entitlements like sick leave and annual leave.
The agency level reports from the People Matter Survey are available HERE
A Home Care office in the Illawarra has recently seen a 50% increase in PSA membership.
This is in no small part due to the great work of active members.
These members and delegates have been visiting the worksite to update staff on the progress of the campaign to stop the privatisation of AHDC.
The Shire Community Union Alliance is holding a TAFE Cuts forum on Tuesday 28 October at Gymea Tradies at 6pm for 6.30pm.
Guest speakers are:
- Mark Lennon, Unions NSW Secretary
- Steve Turner, PSA Assistant General Secretary
- Maxine Sharkey, NSW Teachers Federation Assistant Secretary
For an edited version of Mehreen’s speech on Women and Climate Change click HERE
The Fair Work Commission has reiterated that it has no jurisdiction over bullying claims by employees of State Government schools.
Keep them coming.
Tony Abbott’s unfair changes to workplace laws are likely to come before the Federal Senate on Monday. So far close to 20,000 people right across Australia have emailed or called Cross-Bench Senators asking them to vote NO.
With one week to go the Senators are turning their minds to how they will vote. This makes every letter, email and phone call even more crucial.
President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Ged Kearney, has recorded a great one minute rundown of exactly why the laws are terrible and how we can stop them. The wider we can spread this message–and the more people that take action–the more chance that we have of securing crucial votes like Senator Lambie and the other Palmer Senators.
The Central Coast Community Union Alliance held a Q & A forum on 24 September called Leaders Listen.
Guest included the Green’s John Kaye and Opposition Leader John Robertson.
Click HERE for photos from the event
Unions NSW will be conducting the following Health and Safety Representative Training Course (5 days) from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Unions NSW Training Rooms, Ground Floor, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney.
This course enables elected HSRs to exercise the full rights under the WHS Act 2011.
Cost is $800 (inclusive of GST) to be paid by the employer.
A discount may apply for group bookings or trade union staff HSRs