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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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.
Prison managers’ failure to share information led to brutal jail attack: union – The Sydney Morning Herald
Just as the PSA has been warning: overcrowding is a recipe for tragedy in prisons.
Mt Druitt Motor Registry closure sparks protest against loss of driver testing – The Daily Telegraph
PSA members in western Sydney take a stand in a community protest against the closure of Mt Druitt Motor Registry.
Govt under fire over plan to move public service jobs from Maitland & Newcastle | Poll – Newcastle Herald
Workforce management Baird Government style: Move or you don’t have a job.
Read the Newcastle Herald article HERE
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.
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.
AIPE: Sydney private college to be pursued for $210 million in federal court – The Sydney Morning Herald
The private vocational training nightmare continues.
To put your name to the petition click HERE
The PSA push regarding prison overcrowding puts reopening Parramatta Gaol on the Government agenda.
The PSA is going to bat for rangers in National Parks.
Read the ABC News article HERE
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: PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner with PSA staff making a statement on International Women’s Day
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.