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Job opportunities in the PSA

The PSA is currently recruiting to enable the union to better assist members with the significant challenges they are facing.

The positions below are being offered to PSA members in the first instance.

If the positions remain unfilled then they will be advertised externally.

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The Government Sector Employment Act

The Government Sector Employment Act, Regulation & Rules are now in effect.

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Latest News

Crisis deepens at Art Gallery of NSW as volunteers ‘sacked’ – The Sydney Morning

Sep 16, 2014

The upheaval at the Art Gallery of NSW has made it to the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald.

Read their article HERE.

Eva Cox address to 2014 PSA Women’s Conference

Sep 16, 2014

The highlight of this year’s conference was an address by noted feminist and academic Eva Cox.

For an edited version of her riveting speech that pulled no punches and wasn’t for the faint-hearted click HERE.

Loss of trust in Government, not EPA

Sep 15, 2014

Letter to the Sydney Morning Herald

It was maddening to read your headline (EPA has lost the trust of community, inquiry told – SMH 11 September, 2014) in relation to the Upper House inquiry into the performance of the Environment Protection Authority.

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Central Coast Leaders Listen forum 24 September

Sep 15, 2014

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Disability and Home Care rally – Albion Park

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Union disgusted at decreased worker protections after shooting

Sep 12, 2014

PSA Media Release – Union disgusted at decreased worker protections after shooting (PDF version)

The Public Service Association (PSA) is appalled that in the wake of the shooting death of compliance officer Glen Turner, a bill has been proposed that will reduce penalties for obstructing the work of public servants.

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March on Abbott’s office – Saturday 20 September

Sep 10, 2014

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Petition count against ADHC privatisation clears 11,000

Sep 9, 2014

Keep them coming.

Download and print a copy of the Disability and Home Care Petition now (PDF)

Membership Service Centre – change of hours

Sep 9, 2014

The PSA’s membership Service Centre has changed its hours of operation.

The MSC will now be open between the following hours:

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 4pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

Fight to catch illegal fishing – The Sunday Telegraph

Sep 8, 2014

The work of NSW Fisheries officers is highlighted in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph.

Read the article HERE.

Abbott’s attack on workers ramps up on Government anniversary – ACTU

Sep 8, 2014

One year in and Abbott’s carefully crafted attack on rights at work is on track and only just warming up

While the cruel and unfair changes to education, health and the pension have dominated Tony Abbott’s first year in office, his Government’s carefully crafted attack on workers rights has been gearing up in the background.

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Unions NSW combined delegates & activists meeting

Sep 8, 2014

Wednesday 17 September 2014 12:30pm -1.30pm
Sydney Masonic Centre

Unions NSW Combined Delegates September 2014

PSA work bans lifted – Housing NSW

PSA Work Bans Lifted – Housing NSW update 5 September 2014 (PDF version)

Dispute lodged

As a result of the bans implemented by members at Housing NSW from 2 September, Housing NSW lodged a dispute in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

This matter was before Commissioner Newall today, 5 September 2014, at 12 noon.

Direction to lift bans

The outcome of this was that the PSA has been directed to lift the bans forthwith and that this information be conveyed to the membership immediately.

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2014 People Matter survey

Sep 2, 2014

The results of the 2014 People Matter survey have been released.

Almost 20% of the sector completed the survey with 73,550 employees taking part.

The PSA has requested a briefing on the results from the Public Service Commission at the September sector wide consultative committee.

The report can be viewed HERE.

General Secretary Anne Gardiner challenges Minister about ADHC privatisation in Illawarra Mercury

Sep 2, 2014

Privatising NDIS service providers not the solution: PSA - Illawarra Mercury

Public servant abandoned by Baird Government

Aug 30, 2014

Sacked SES whistleblower Tara McCarthy in limbo as government claims it is powerless to reinstate her – Sydney Morning Herald

Greens raise concerns about Government approach to community services delivery

Aug 29, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Greens on Community Services (PDF version)

The State Delegates’ Council of the Greens NSW has called on the NSW Government to review and improve its approach to resourcing and delivering vital community services for vulnerable people, including children at risk and women in need of refuge.

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Working With Children Check update

Working with Children Check – August 2014 (PDF version)

In 2013 a number of changes occurred to the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the Child Protection (Working with Children) Legislation 2013.

Negative changes included the $80.00 application fee being passed on to all employees by the State Government with this fee required to be paid every five years.

The legislation is silent on who must pay this five yearly application fee however the State Government has instructed all agencies to pass the fee on to employees.

As a result of the Government’s decision the PSA sought legal advice and following this advice the PSA sought the assistance of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

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Rally at Sydney University

Aug 14, 2014

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Click here to see more of  the rally at Sydney University

Woman ‘fell through the cracks’ of NDIS – The Newcastle Herald

Aug 11, 2014

“Woman ‘fell through the cracks’ of Hunter NDIS roll out.”

Read the full article HERE.

Glen Turner Trust – donations

Aug 8, 2014

An account to accept donations for Alison, Alexandra and Jack, the family of Glen Turner, has been set up.

The family will have immediate access to the funds.  The details are:

Account name: Glen Turner Trust

BSB: 062-602 (Commonwealth Bank)

Account number: 10601120

Fees amnesty

Aug 8, 2014
    
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Dealing with workplace bullying – a worker’s guide – Safe Work Australia

Aug 8, 2014

Dealing with workplace bullying – a worker’s guide - Safe Work Australia (PDF)

Red Tape May/August 2014 Edition

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Sign our petition & help stop the privatisation of NSW

Jul 7, 2014
While the PSA strongly supports the principles behind the NDIS, the total privatisation of ADHC will dramatically undermine choice and the provision of quality services for clients.

The implementation of the NDIS will be far more effective if the Government retains a key role in delivering this vital human service.

To make matters worse, the Government so far has failed to make a commitment to protect the job security, conditions, entitlements and pay of the public servants who are to be transferred, like it or not, to a private employer.

This is undoubtedly just the beginning of a mass sell off of public services in NSW.

Please sign the petition HERE and ask your family, work colleagues and friends to sign also.

So please print a copy, collect as many signatures as you can, and post the petition back to:

The Public Service Association of NSW GPO Box 3365 Sydney NSW 2001

Workers compensation slashed two years ago

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.

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