Do you believe the NSW Government should retain a role in ageing, disability & home care services?
Thursday 13 November
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Help us keep track of turn out for the day and RSVP HERE.
Who has signed our pledge against the privatisation of Ageing, Disability and Home Care?
John Kaye, Greens
Kate Washington, Labor candidate for Port Stephens
Milton Caine, Christian Democratic candidate for Newcastle
Clayton Barr, Labor member for Cessnock
The Government Sector Employment Act, Regulation & Rules are now in effect.
The government has responded to the Inquiry into allegations of bullying in WorkCover.
Read the Minister’s response HERE.
Even more signatures were added to the petition against the privatisation of ADHC and flyers for the rally on 13 November distributed.
From 24 February 2015, Departments are expected to be compliant with the new temporary employment provisions of the Government Sector Employment Act.
12.30pm Thursday 23 October Martin Place Fountain
Hundreds of workers in the Hunter region will be affected by the State Government’s privatisation of Home Care.
Read the article HERE.
“I am acknowledging the fine work of all staff involved in managing the incident with official Commissioner’s Commendations.” Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin.
Read the whole story HERE.
WorkCover NSW has issued an unconditional apology to PSA member Wayne Butler.
Read the full story HERE.
The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader have highlighted the PSA’s concerns about the attack on TAFE.
Read the full story HERE.
PSA Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Mal Cochrane speaks to the Wire about the implications for the aboriginal community of the privatisation of Home Care.
Even when a Government department is making a profit for the people of NSW, this Government wants to privatise it.
Read the letter to the Minister from PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner HERE.
Unions are pushing to give more than two million casual workers in Australia the right to become permanent employees.
In making the announcement on World Day for Decent Work, ACTU President Ged Kearney said it was unfair that many casuals work regular shifts and rosters but miss out on important entitlements like sick leave and annual leave.
The agency level reports from the People Matter Survey are available HERE
A Home Care office in the Illawarra has recently seen a 50% increase in PSA membership.
This is in no small part due to the great work of active members.
These members and delegates have been visiting the worksite to update staff on the progress of the campaign to stop the privatisation of AHDC.
The Shire Community Union Alliance is holding a TAFE Cuts forum on Tuesday 28 October at Gymea Tradies at 6pm for 6.30pm.
Guest speakers are:
- Mark Lennon, Unions NSW Secretary
- Steve Turner, PSA Assistant General Secretary
- Maxine Sharkey, NSW Teachers Federation Assistant Secretary
For an edited version of Mehreen’s speech on Women and Climate Change click HERE
The Fair Work Commission has reiterated that it has no jurisdiction over bullying claims by employees of State Government schools.
Keep them coming.
Tony Abbott’s unfair changes to workplace laws are likely to come before the Federal Senate on Monday. So far close to 20,000 people right across Australia have emailed or called Cross-Bench Senators asking them to vote NO.
With one week to go the Senators are turning their minds to how they will vote. This makes every letter, email and phone call even more crucial.
President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Ged Kearney, has recorded a great one minute rundown of exactly why the laws are terrible and how we can stop them. The wider we can spread this message–and the more people that take action–the more chance that we have of securing crucial votes like Senator Lambie and the other Palmer Senators.
The Central Coast Community Union Alliance held a Q & A forum on 24 September called Leaders Listen.
Guest included the Green’s John Kaye and Opposition Leader John Robertson.
Click HERE for photos from the event
On 19 September, PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner wrote to NSW Industrial Relations raising the need for proper consultation before decisions are made on the Corporate Services Reform Agenda.
Read the letter HERE.
If members wish to raise specific concerns about the Shared Corporate and Services Reform Agenda please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The remark by Robert Brown of the Shooters Party (“$7150 for each animal killed in hunting trial”, September 24) likening National Parks rangers to “toilet cleaners” is ignorant in the extreme. This type of attitude is deeply troubling as it feeds directly into the same broad disrespect for public servants we saw following the shooting of Glen Turner and the subsequent appalling political posturing.
Unions NSW will be conducting the following Health and Safety Representative Training Course (5 days) from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Unions NSW Training Rooms, Ground Floor, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney.
This course enables elected HSRs to exercise the full rights under the WHS Act 2011.
Cost is $800 (inclusive of GST) to be paid by the employer.
A discount may apply for group bookings or trade union staff HSRs
The Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, John Ajaka, has announced that the Home Care Service of NSW is transitioning to the non-government sector as part of the NDIS, expanding the scope of the largest ever sell-off of government services in this state, said the Public Service Association (PSA).
Home Care provides vital services to the community such as personal care, domestic assistance, respite (support for carers) and social support (for Aboriginal Home Care) to younger clients with a disability as well as aged clients.
The riot at the maximum security Goulburn Prison over the weekend highlighted the need for proper workers compensation for the state’s Prison Officers said the Public Service Association (PSA).
While no officers were injured in the disturbance which involved approximately 30 inmates, injuries to Prison Officers are common in overcrowded prisons such as Goulburn.