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The PSA is currently recruiting to enable the union to better assist members with the significant challenges they are facing.
The positions below are being offered to PSA members in the first instance.
If the positions remain unfilled then they will be advertised externally.
The Government Sector Employment Act, Regulation & Rules are now in effect.
The upheaval at the Art Gallery of NSW has made it to the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald.
Read their article HERE.
The highlight of this year’s conference was an address by noted feminist and academic Eva Cox.
For an edited version of her riveting speech that pulled no punches and wasn’t for the faint-hearted click HERE.
Letter to the Sydney Morning Herald
It was maddening to read your headline (EPA has lost the trust of community, inquiry told – SMH 11 September, 2014) in relation to the Upper House inquiry into the performance of the Environment Protection Authority.
The Public Service Association (PSA) is appalled that in the wake of the shooting death of compliance officer Glen Turner, a bill has been proposed that will reduce penalties for obstructing the work of public servants.
Keep them coming.
The PSA’s membership Service Centre has changed its hours of operation.
The MSC will now be open between the following hours:
|Monday||9am to 5pm|
|Tuesday||9am to 4pm|
|Wednesday||9am to 5pm|
|Thursday||9am to 5pm|
|Friday||9am to 5pm|
The work of NSW Fisheries officers is highlighted in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph.
Read the article HERE.
One year in and Abbott’s carefully crafted attack on rights at work is on track and only just warming up
While the cruel and unfair changes to education, health and the pension have dominated Tony Abbott’s first year in office, his Government’s carefully crafted attack on workers rights has been gearing up in the background.
Wednesday 17 September 2014 12:30pm -1.30pm
Sydney Masonic Centre
As a result of the bans implemented by members at Housing NSW from 2 September, Housing NSW lodged a dispute in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.
This matter was before Commissioner Newall today, 5 September 2014, at 12 noon.
Direction to lift bans
The outcome of this was that the PSA has been directed to lift the bans forthwith and that this information be conveyed to the membership immediately.
The results of the 2014 People Matter survey have been released.
Almost 20% of the sector completed the survey with 73,550 employees taking part.
The PSA has requested a briefing on the results from the Public Service Commission at the September sector wide consultative committee.
The report can be viewed HERE.
The State Delegates’ Council of the Greens NSW has called on the NSW Government to review and improve its approach to resourcing and delivering vital community services for vulnerable people, including children at risk and women in need of refuge.
In 2013 a number of changes occurred to the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the Child Protection (Working with Children) Legislation 2013.
Negative changes included the $80.00 application fee being passed on to all employees by the State Government with this fee required to be paid every five years.
The legislation is silent on who must pay this five yearly application fee however the State Government has instructed all agencies to pass the fee on to employees.
As a result of the Government’s decision the PSA sought legal advice and following this advice the PSA sought the assistance of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.
“Woman ‘fell through the cracks’ of Hunter NDIS roll out.”
Read the full article HERE.
An account to accept donations for Alison, Alexandra and Jack, the family of Glen Turner, has been set up.
The family will have immediate access to the funds. The details are:
Account name: Glen Turner Trust
BSB: 062-602 (Commonwealth Bank)
Account number: 10601120
On the two year anniversary of the State Government stripping workers of medical benefits and weekly compensation payments from the workers compensation scheme, three people affected by the cuts speak out about the very real life consequences of the reforms.
Click HERE to hear their stories.