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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

‘We need more jails, we need more jobs’: prison union representative

The union representing prison workers in NSW has declared support for building more jails amid debate over the proposal to place one at Kembla Grange. However, former parole officer and Public Services Association (PSA) assistant general secretary Troy Wright says there are still many questions to be asked about whether the West Dapto area is the

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Trustee & Guardian Restructure disaster

The Public Service Association (PSA) notes that PPB Advisory has completed its report on the State of NSW Trustee & Guardian.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

POVB member bulletin

Following Statewide POVB industrial action taken on Friday, 13 April 2018, Industrial Relations Commissioner Murphy conducted inspections at the Long Bay complex on Wednesday, 16 May and South Coast Correctional Centre on Friday, 18 May 2018.

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Journey Personal Injury Cover – Frequently Asked Questions

1.    Is every PSA member covered/insured? Every financial member from 16 years of age up to 70 years of age (excluding retired, retrenched and associate member status) is covered by this policy. 2.    When did the insurance policy start? The policy started at 4pm on 6 February 2013 AEDST. 3.    What does the journey insurance

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Revenue NSW Maitland from the services team in Collections Centre

Due to excellent work by PSA Delegates, the Department has reversed an earlier decision and called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for staff to take up Voluntary Redundancies (VR).

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Multicultural NSW: Your Annual General meeting is coming up!

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is upon us on 7 June at 12:30pm in the Conference Room.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has called on the NSW Government to reverse its decision to cut 35 jobs from Maitland Revenue NSW office

Ms Aitchison introduced a Notice of Motion into NSW Parliament on Tuesday, demanding the decision be reversed.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

State Emergency Service organisational transformation

The PSA held a delegate teleconference on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 to discuss the Organisational Transformation and the key issues tabled included the following…

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Special Constables – Transition to increased leave conditions

Following a ballot in March 2018, an overwhelming number of members voted in favour of the PSA-endorsed negotiation to transfer over from Ministerial Leave Conditions to Administrative Leave Conditions.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

ChildStory – The Minister and FACS are beginning to listen

PSA delegates and staff met with the Minister to inform her of members’ ongoing concerns with ChildStory. The FACS Secretary also attended.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ministry of Health PSA union meeting – Call for agenda items

Your next union meeting will be on 13 June 2018 at noon in the Barangaroo Room on Level 4. Lunch will be provided; put it in your diary now!

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Department of Finance Services and Innovation Corporate Affairs restructure consultation

On Monday 14 May, the Department released its “Restructure Management Plan” for DFSI Corporate Affairs unit.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Environment Protection Authority protective clothing survey

In March 2017, the PSA sent out an industrial bulletin advising Environment Protection Authority members of an award entitlement of $9.70 per fortnight for the laundering of protective clothing. This entitlement has not been paid by EPA.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Member survey on public sector salaries

Since taking office as General Secretary, I have sought to be proactive in the way we fight to protect your rights at work. This has involved PSA advocates fighting for a range of conditions, individual matters, safety, and workers’ compensation matters.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Revenue NSW and Fair Trading Contact Centre relocation dispute

The PSA thanks all Revenue and Fair Trading Contact Centre staff who wrote to us with their personal stories about how and why forced relocation to Gosford would be impractical and/or impossible.

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions member update – Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) restructure

The ODPP’s response to the PSA’s most recent letter on restructure is now available. While some questions are answered, the PSA is aware that members continue to be unsatisfied with the lack of information and consultation provided by the ODPP during this change process.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation breaches WHS Act

The Department of Finance Services and Innovation (DFSI) has breached the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act by not consulting with its staff, as required, during an open plan office fit-out.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

PSA direction to Community Services members – May 2018

For some time the PSA has been raising concerns about – Read more…

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Births Deaths and Marriages – JCC meeting update

Your PSA delegates and PSA staff meet with Births, Deaths and Marriages management on a quarterly basis, through the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC).

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Maitland management fails to communicate with staff on legitimate WHS hazards

A WHS hazard was brought to the PSA’s attention last month. The issue concerned Collections Maitland staff being directed to cart their own office chairs and special office equipment to and from M1 and M2.

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