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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.
Jul 31, 2014
The Save Medicare Committee are hosting a public forum on Wednesday 6 August to discuss the fight for universal public health.
- Coral Levett, President of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association
- Ben Spies-Butcher (Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Macquarie University)
- Jason Williams (Construction worker from the US on the American health system)
The forum will be held on Wednesday 6 August
6.00 for 6.30pm
Trades Hall Auditorium
4 Goulburn Street, Sydney
The Illawarra Mercury quickly got behind the action that is taking place in Wollongong on Friday.
Read the story HERE.
The Public Education Foundation has opened applications for a range of scholarships for NSW public school students.
The scholarships include the Unions NSW scholarships for a metropolitan and a rural/regional student with an interest in history, economics or social justice.
At its July meeting, the PSA’s Central 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 31 July for Safe Work Australia.
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.
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.