Public Service Association of NSW
- the public service union
The Public Service Association (PSA) represents over 43,000 employees in diverse roles across NSW Government departments, state owned corporations, schools, universities and TAFEs. Read More
Dec 9, 2013
More than 300 people packed into Panthers at Newcastle on 4 December for the PSA’s NDIS Community forum.
In addition, more than 120 people participated on our on-line “Have your Say” which allowed members to ask and vote on the top 3 questions to be put to the panel on the day.
Dec 6, 2013
A community forum in Newcastle today has heard how the State government is using the introduction of the NDIS as an excuse to privatise disability services at a cost to choice, standards, jobs and conditions.
The State government has confirmed plans to outsource all public disability services to non-government providers by 2018.
Public Service Association of NSW Assistant Secretary, Steve Turner, said the privatisation of all disability services in NSW would destroy choice and services for people with a disability, their family and carers.
The PSA is preparing an analysis for members and a response to the Public Service Commissioner.
You quote Australian Museum staff commenting “a natural history museum without a palaeontologist is a joke” (“Funding cuts leave museum with a skeleton staff”, November 30-December 1).
There is nothing remotely funny about the widespread attack on scientists occurring under the O’Farrell government. Hundreds have been cut from the state public service in the past 12 months without any explanation.
Whether it’s the bio scientists and agronomists who look after our food security, the toxicologists who ensure workers are not being poisoned or the fossil scientists in the museum, large numbers are disappearing.
I have requested information from the government about the scientific roles being cut. Unfortunately, it is unavailable because responsibility for the cuts has been conveniently devolved to individual directors-general.
This means that the O’Farrell government is unable to provide a picture of what has been lost and the impact that will have on the people of NSW.
Anne Gardiner, General Secretary, Public Service Association NSW, Sydney
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) public inquiry into allegations concerning the State Emergency Service (SES) Commissioner will commence tomorrow, Tuesday 3 December 2013, at 10:00 am.
The PSA has won a whopping $30,000 in back pay for a member in the Hunter region of Family and Community Services.