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Handing over key assets – The Newcastle Herald

Jul 27, 2015

The tangled web of privatisation.

Read The Newcastle Herald article HERE

TAFE Bulletin – NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into TAFE: Make your voice heard

Jul 24, 2015

TAFE bulletin – NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into TAFE – 24 July 2015 (PDF version)

Since we commenced consultation we have received close to 100 submissions and held over 20 meetings with members and the public concerned for the future of TAFE and vocational education and training in general.

If you would like a meeting held in your work location, please contact Dylan Smith

Submissions are due by 14 August.

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Home Care delegates implement state-wide bans in response to inferior transfer deal

Jul 23, 2015

Home Care delegates implement state-wide bans in response to inferior transfer deal (PDF version)

On 21 July 2015, the Home Care Departmental Committee (DC) held an urgent teleconference & unanimously voted to implement industrial action in defence of jobs, conditions and pay.

As a result, all Home Care members are directed not to participate or complete any work related to:

  • Data Remediation
  • Accounts Management (including debt recovery and account queries)
  • Records Management (including updating P-files and client files, archiving and any preparation requested for transfer and tidying up of offices, getting rid of old information
  • Unpaid Out of hours/after hours work
  • Log Books
  • VHC Reconciliations (Data Remediation).

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Annual PSA Women’s Conference 2015

Jul 23, 2015

Registrations are now open for PSA Women’s Conference. All women members of the PSA are eligible to register.

The 2015 theme, chosen by PSA Women’s Council Committee is:

‘Standing against domestic violence’

You can see a draft program HERE

You can register for the conference HERE

This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday, and Wednesday, 15-16 September 2015 at PSA House, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney.

All women who are financial members of the PSA are encouraged to nominate to attend.

Registrations close
17 August 2015

Home Care Service update

Jul 22, 2015

Home Care Service Update July 2015 (PDF version)

On Monday 20 July 2015, the PSA finally received a response to a letter we sent to Government representatives on 1 May 2015. Since writing our letter we have been working hard to get the Government to address the serious concerns raised by members about the miserable proposal put forward by the Government regarding the transfer to a private employer.

Despite taking nearly three months to respond, the Government’s letter completely fails to address the concerns raised.

However, in their letter, the Government does make a number of statements which concern the PSA.

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Government ceases Home Care transfer negotiations

Jul 20, 2015

Home Care update conditions of transfer July 2015 (PDF version)

Without any discussion with the PSA, the NSW Government has suddenly decided to cease negotiations on the conditions for your transfer to a private provider.

The PSA has been involved in extensive discussions with the Government for many months to secure the best possible transfer deal for members.

The PSA was not prepared to accept the terms proposed thus far by the Government as those conditions were vastly inferior to what was granted to other Government employees who have transferred to a private provider.

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PSA stands against prison privatisation on 7 News

Jul 17, 2015

Acting PSA General Secretary, Steve Turner has defended the NSW prison system and Correctional Officers in the face of a fresh push for privatisation.

More than 100 prisoners could be coming to Grafton – The Daily Examiner

Jul 14, 2015

The PSA’s push to have Grafton Gaol reopened appears to have forced the Government’s hand.

Read the Daily Examiner article HERE

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into TAFE – Get involved

Jul 9, 2015

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into TAFE – get involved July 2015 (PDF version)

The PSA is gearing up to ensure members’ voices are heard at the upcoming Parliamentary Inquiry into Vocational Education and Training in NSW.

The PSA will provide a detailed submission to the Inquiry.

Members are encouraged to contribute to that submission.

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40% pay rise while 2.5% forced on public servants

Jul 8, 2015

PSA Media Release: 40% pay rise for some while 2.5% forced on NSW public servants – 8 July 2015 (PDF version)


Media reports that two senior public service positions are to receive massive pay rises after public sector workers again had to argue for a 2.5% increase is hardly a level playing field says the Public Service Association of NSW.

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TAFE takes aim at salaries and conditions

Jul 7, 2015

TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining bulletin no. 2 July 2015 (PDF version)

Your union lobbied for TAFE to guarantee that a 2.5% pay increase awarded to other workers in the government sector would be extended to TAFE staff retrospectively and back-dated to July 2015.

TAFE’s response was the 2.5% would only be backdated if the unions agreed to TAFE’s proposals within 8-9 weeks, including a new classification system and a consolidation of employment conditions.

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PSA Report to Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Jul 7, 2015

It is a requirement that all employers with 100 or more employees report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency annually under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

Read the PSA’s 2015 report HERE

TAFE cuts hit Lomandra School on Struggle Street – The Sydney Morning Herald

Jul 1, 2015

Cost cutting and TAFE’s “Smart and Skilled” reforms are hitting hard on those least able to absorb the impact.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

PSA Fees – 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

Jul 1, 2015

PSA fees have been adjusted in line with the Public Service pay rise from 1 July 2015.

These figures include 10% GST.

The rates are:

SALARY Annual Quarterly Monthly
(Credit Card only)
(Direct Debit only)
Above $55,169 $718.60 $179.65 $59.90 $55.30 $27.65
$38,839 – $55,169 $552.50 $138.10 $46.05 $42.50 $21.25
$9,710 – 38,838 $343.55 $85.90 $28.60 $26.40 $13.20
Below $9,710 $177.40 $44.35 $14.80 $13.60 $6.80

Members proceeding on Leave Without Pay in excess of three months need to advise the PSA so as to maintain their financial membership of the Association and the Provident Fund at a special rate of $33.20 p.a.

However, members on Leave Without Pay for a period less than three months pay the usual rate.

PSA fees are tax deductible.

Red Tape April/July 2015 edition

Jul 1, 2015

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2.5% pay win

Jun 30, 2015

After consultation with members, the PSA has secured a 2.5% increase under the Public Sector Salaries and related awards.

The 2.5% pay rise will be paid in the first full pay period after 1 July 2015.

Members who have retired or been made redundant and leave the service after the first full pay period in July 2015 will also be entitled to the increase.

If you have not received your pay rise by the end of July, please contact the PSA Member Support Centre on 1300 772 679.

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