The Art Gallery and State Library rocked by Government push to show stonemasons the door.
Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE
Two tiered hospital care. It’s enough to make you sick.
Read The Sydney Morning Herald story HERE
The PSA supports a petition and a push to keep the Dapto Respite Centre in Wollongong open.
Read the Illawarra Mercury article HERE
Death by a thousand Smart and Skilled cuts: Metal Centre to meltdown.
Read the Illawarra Mercury story HERE
The tangled web of privatisation.
Read The Newcastle Herald article HERE
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.
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).
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.
17 August 2015
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.
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.
Acting PSA General Secretary, Steve Turner has defended the NSW prison system and Correctional Officers in the face of a fresh push for privatisation.
The PSA’s push to have Grafton Gaol reopened appears to have forced the Government’s hand.
Read the Daily Examiner article HERE
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.
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.
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.
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:
(Credit Card only)
(Direct Debit only)
|$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|
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.