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PSA Annual Conference 2016

Apr 18, 2016

Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May 2016

All members are invited to nominate as a delegate for the PSA’s 2016 Annual Conference.

Preference will be given to those who have not previously attended Conference.

Please note that members can apply for Special Leave to attend.

Nominations close on Monday 2 May 2016.

For more details click HERE

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May Day Wollongong 2016

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PSA/CPSU retains Home Care coverage in major case win

Apr 27, 2016

Read the bulletin HERE

Hunter Workers MayDay celebrations dinner

Apr 27, 2016

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Sydney May Day March – Sunday 1 May 2016

Apr 26, 2016

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Email broadcast 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.

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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

Govt under fire over plan to move public service jobs from Maitland & Newcastle | Poll – Newcastle Herald

Apr 8, 2016

Workforce management Baird Government style: Move or you don’t have a job.

Read the Newcastle Herald article HERE

ADHC – IRC recommends minimum six-month moratorium on transfers to the private sector

Work bans in ADHC now lifted

Apr 6, 2016

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TAFE Members endorse Industrial Action

Apr 4, 2016

The results of the Protected Action Ballot run from 24 March to 1 April have been declared with an overwhelming majority of members approving every action proposed.

Full results below:

Q1. An unlimited number of stoppages of work period of up to and including 1 hour? 94% Yes!

Q2. An unlimited number of stoppages of work for periods of more than 1 hour and up to and including 24 hours? 92% Yes!

Q3. An unlimited number of bans on working unpaid hours beyond what can be accrued using the Flextime Agreement? 97% Yes!

Q4. An unlimited number of bans on meetings with TAFE NSW management? 90% Yes!

Q5. An unlimited number of bans on performing student enrolment function? 87% Yes!

Q6. An unlimited number of bans on using the SAP system, including procurement/receipting/ordering and shopping? 90% Yes!

Q7. An unlimited number of bans or limitations upon: answering or making telephone calls; and/or not responding to voicemails; and/or sending or responding to emails? 89% Yes!

Q8. An unlimited number of bans on working more than the contracted daily hours, or working outside the standard pattern of ordinary hours or part time arrangements? 96% Yes!

Thanks are due to the many PSA members who voted, and showed such enthusiasm to participate and act as part of your union.

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NDIS under threat as NSW disability staff tipped to quit – The Sydney Morning Herald

Apr 4, 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald has highlighted the plight of thousands of disability workers in NSW who are being forced out of the public sector by the Baird Government.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

AIPE: Sydney private college to be pursued for $210 million in federal court – The Sydney Morning Herald

Apr 1, 2016

The private vocational training nightmare continues.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

Community petition: Keep Prisons Public not Private

Mar 29, 2016

To put your name to the petition click HERE

NSW Govt set to decide on reopening Parramatta Correctional Centre – The Sydney Morning Herald

Mar 29, 2016

The PSA push regarding prison overcrowding puts reopening Parramatta Gaol on the Government agenda.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

Union vows to fight cuts to NSW National Parks staff and ranger pay – ABC News

Mar 29, 2016

The PSA is going to bat for rangers in National Parks.

Read the ABC News article HERE

Who will care for the disabled with high needs in NSW? – The Sydney Morning Herald

Mar 17, 2016
This letter in the Sydney Morning Herald on 15 March 2016 nails exactly what the PSA has been concerned about all along with dismantling of ADHC.

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NPWS South Coast firefighters return from lending a hand in Tasmania

Mar 10, 2016

PSA members in the National Parks and Wildlife Service did an outstanding job to protect the magnificent World Heritage reserves in Tasmania and local communities.

Read the media release HERE.

This is what a unionist looks like

Mar 8, 2016

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This is what a unionist looks like: PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner with PSA staff making a statement on International Women’s Day

Mike Baird thinks he can get away with this

Mar 8, 2016

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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