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PSA Annual Conference 2016

Apr 18, 2016

Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May 2016

Nominations closed Friday 6 May 2016.

For more details including a list of constituencies click HERE

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Capability & Performance Development Framework

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Latest News

How not to reduce government spending – The Sydney Morning Herald

May 30, 2016

Australia’s best economics writer, Ross Gittins, on why governments need to think beyond typical ‘slash-and-burn’ theories when controlling spending.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

Anne Gardiner on ABC news last night.

Star Casino at ‘major risk’ from organised crime after gaming inspector exodus – ABC News

May 25, 2016

PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner highlights concerns about the loss of specialised casino inspectors.

Read the ABC story HERE.

Reckless ideology with property data privatisation

May 24, 2016
PSA media release

Government coffers will be stripped of $100 million a year by the Baird Government’s sell off of the titling and registry of the Land and Property Information (LPI) Service, the Public Service Association (PSA) says.

Read more HERE.

Stop the DESTRUCTION Rally against Baird

May 24, 2016

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Knock for a better future

May 18, 2016

Australian Unions are conducting a door knock from 21 May.

Join in and have a conversation with the community about the importance of public services.

Something really big is happening, starting on 21st May and we want you to be part of it – SIGN UP HERE

Historic first for PSA

May 18, 2016

Dear Members

I am pleased to announce an historic first, with PSA management having reached agreement on a single enterprise agreement for all PSA staff.

Under the Fair Work Act 2009, all private sector employees, including PSA staff, were moved from the state industrial relations system to the federal system.

Since that time, industrial staff in the PSA have not had a legally enforceable agreement covering their wages and conditions.

In order to ensure that all PSA staff had equal industrial protections, I commenced negotiations with the three internal PSA unions to work on a single agreement.

Given the ambitious nature of this undertaking, it was not surprising that some difficulties were encountered in bringing all parties to agreement.

However, good will from both PSA staff and management resulted in 95% of staff voting for the agreement.

Yesterday, the parties were advised by Fair Work that the PSA Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016 had been approved and will take effect from 24 May  2016.

You can view the agreement HERE.

Yours in Unity

Anne Gardiner

PSA General Secretary

ADHC members march to Industrial Relations Commission

May 16, 2016

ADHC members marched to the Industrial Relations Commission this morning to take a stand with PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner to protest against FACS refusing to talk about their transfer package.

Anne and members at PSA housesmall


No hard figures on the number of Pillar jobs to stay – Illawarra Mercury

May 15, 2016

The NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has guaranteed some jobs at superannuation firm Pillar will stay in the Illawarra – but she declined to say how many.

Read more HERE.

Red Tape January-April 2016

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May Day Celebrations

May 2, 2016


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.

GetUp, follow the money

May 2, 2016

A report by lobby group GetUp has exposed the loopholes used by corporate tax dodgers.

Closing the Caribbean Connection found:

  • Australia lost $5.37 billion to corporate tax dodging from just 76 foreign multinationals in 2013 and 2014
  • these billionaire corporations pay a lower effective tax rate than your average nurse
  • big pharmaceutical corporations paid the lowest effective tax rate at just 5.7 percent, compared to 7.5 percent for high-tech corporations and 20 percent for energy corporations
  • there are two major loopholes that are being exploited by multinational corporations: Debt Loading and Profit Alienation, and effective policy solutions to both of these loopholes have recently been implemented in Hong Kong and Britain.

To view the report and download an email template to contact your MP, click HERE

TAFE staff stop work protest – Northern Daily Leader

Apr 29, 2016

TAFE members in New England also took a striking stand.

Read The Northern Daily Leader article HERE

Fears for future as NSW government sheds disability services – The Sydney Morning Herald

Apr 29, 2016

The Baird Government marches forward with its purge of public disability services.

Greater choice? No choice.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

TAFE non-teaching staff take three-hour strike to protect pay and conditions – Newcastle Herald

Apr 29, 2016

TAFE members also stood up in the Hunter.

Read the Newcastle Herald article HERE

‘TAFE is not listening’: staff strike over conditions – Illawarra Mercury

Apr 29, 2016

TAFE members stood up to be counted in the Illawarra for the strike on 28 April.

Read the Illawarra Mercury article HERE

PSA/CPSU retains Home Care coverage in major win

Apr 27, 2016

Read the bulletin HERE

To all members in Corrective Services

Apr 20, 2016

Incompetence or contempt – you decide

This State Coalition Government decided to close three NSW prisons and downgrade another when its own Bureau of Crime Statistics (Bocsar) said prisoner numbers were rapidly increasing. INCOMPETENCE.

On top of the changed workers compensation legislation, this Government, with the stroke of a pen, made a policy decision to stop staff from being able to use their own accrued sick leave to “top up” their workers compensation payments when injured. CONTEMPT.

Read more

Prison managers’ failure to share information led to brutal jail attack: union – The Sydney Morning Herald

Apr 14, 2016

Just as the PSA has been warning: overcrowding is a recipe for tragedy in prisons.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

Mt Druitt Motor Registry closure sparks protest against loss of driver testing – The Daily Telegraph

Apr 8, 2016

PSA members in western Sydney take a stand in a community protest against the closure of Mt Druitt Motor Registry.

Read The Daily Telegraph article HERE

Mike Baird thinks he can get away with this

PSA responds to job cuts speech

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.




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