Jun 23, 2016
Today’s Sydney Morning Herald carries a page 2 story in response to a new regulation that extinguishes the right of NSW public sector workers to redundancy or severance payments in privatisations.
Read the Herald article HERE.
To members covered by the GSE Act,
Following General Secretary, Anne Gardiner’s letter to Unions NSW, the PSA has been speaking with the media to raise awareness of the introduction of the Regulation that extinguishes the right of NSW public sector workers to redundancy or severance payments where privatisations occur.
You can read the Sydney Morning Herald article HERE.
PSA Assistant General Secretary, Steve Turner also spoke at the Unions NSW Executive and general meeting last Thursday regarding the issue. As a result, the Unions NSW meeting resolved to call a meeting of public sector unions to campaign against this Regulation.
The PSA will seek that all legal, political and industrial avenues are pursued to overturn the Regulation.
Jul 18, 2016
The march by ADHC members to Mike Baird’s office in Manly was a huge success.
Read the Daily Telegraph article HERE.
The pitfalls and black holes of privatisation. Gittins nails it. Again.
“Once-in-a-generation” TAFE reforms to be felt for generations as cuts will bite deep in regional areas such as the Riverina Institute.
The slash and burn of the state’s world class vocational training provider continues with further job losses.
Just a day after massive job cuts were announced in TAFE comes yet another reminder of just how smart and skilled the Baird Government’s vocational training agenda really is.
1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017
A table showing the PSA’s new fees can be viewed HERE.
The PSA has made a submission on behalf of Community Services members to the NSW Legislative Council (Upper House) Inquiry into the NSW child protection system.
You can read the full submission HERE.
Two billboards go up this week to raise the profile of Prison Officers and the important work they do.
The billboards will be on the M4 Parramatta (inbound) and Dubbo South (Wongarbon) on the Mitchell Highway. They will be up for four weeks.
You can view an image of the billboards HERE.
Read the Sunday Telegraph article HERE.
Jul 8, 2016
This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday, and Wednesday, 13-14 September 2016 at PSA House, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney.
The 2016 theme is: ‘Connecting the generations’
To register, please complete the application form HERE.
Registrations close 15 August 2016.
Here’s a surprise: TAFE has refused to make public the cost of the report by the Boston Consulting Group which called for a disastrous overhaul of the world class vocational training provider.
PSA tax statements are now available on-line.
Click HERE to create a log-in and download your tax information.
For any enquiries, please email PSA Membership on email@example.com
The men and women who proudly make up the ranks of the state’s Prison Officers are anything but “…old fat white guys…” or tired characterisations from B grade television programs (No bars to new breed of jailer – Sunday Telegraph 26 June 2016).
Hidden behind walls and security fencing, out of sight and out of mind of the general public, these people are quiet professionals who are skilled in a wide variety of disciplines including education, rehabilitation and training.
They are also police, paramedics, and firefighters and much more often all in a single shift.
On a daily basis, Correctional Officers quite literally face what the rest of the community fears.
PSA Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner addresses a rally outside the LPI building at Queen’s Square. PSA members voted to go on strike on one of the busiest days of the year for the LPI to protest the Baird Government’s plans to hand over some of the department’s functions to the private sector.
PSA media release
The proposed sale of the Titling and Registry wing of the Land and Property Information Service (LPI) must be referred to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) says the Public Service Association (PSA).
The union’s demand follows revelations electronic conveyancing will soon be mandatory for all future property transactions through PEXA (Property Exchange Australia Ltd) where the NSW Government and the four major banks are among the key stakeholders.
LPI is a Government business enterprise within the Department of Finance Services and Innovation.
The Titling and Registry component – which generates up to $70 million annually for NSW – is to be fully privatised.
The Baird Government is about to step up its “crude” privatisations efforts and even one of the strongest advocates of outsourcing is concerned.
An Upper House inquiry will now have a say in the future location of the Powerhouse Museum.
Jun 23, 2016
Today’s Sydney Morning Herald has a page 2 story in response to a new regulation that extinguishes the right of NSW public sector workers to redundancy or severance payments in privatisations.
The budget’s winners and losers according to the Sydney Morning Herald with the loser list likely to expand when the dust settles. Good for opera lovers though.
PSA media release
Tuesday’s State Budget must restore funding to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to maintain scrutiny of Government and the mass privatisation of public services says the Public Service Association (PSA).
Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner, General Secretary Anne Gardiner and school admin manager Mary Court were among the marchers at the 2016 May Day parade.
At the family fun day that followed the march, staff and members at a PSA stall highlighted the threat to public services from the State Government’s privatisation agenda.
PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner responds to the Treasurer’s call for more public service job cuts on ABC radio in Newcastle 1 March, 2016.