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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Schools payroll bulletin

Members may be aware of Queensland Health’s experiences when it recently rolled out a new payroll system. At face value, despite the Department’s best endeavours, it seems a similar débâcle…

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Monday, 9 April 2018

ChildStory – Enough is enough

The last time the PSA met with the ChildStory Executive team, we were assured ALL data migration would be successfully completed by 18 March 2018.

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Monday, 9 April 2018

RMS NHVR Transition bulletin

The PSA/CPSU was heartened by the joint correspondence from RMS CEO Ken Kanofski and NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto updating the staff on the transition of functions to the NHVR.

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Monday, 9 April 2018

POVB – SCO roles and responsibilities

Several centres have gone over into the last phase of benchmarking and the POVB Executive is getting negative feedback in regards to Functional Managers pushing down their roles and responsibilities…

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Department of Justice – Digital Technology Services – Dispute on use of Agency Contractors and Consultants

The Public Service Association listed a Dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) against the Department of Justice, Digital and Technology Services (DTS) in relation to the continued use of…

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Juvenile Justice – Therapeutic Unit update

The PSA remains in dispute with Juvenile Justice on the need of establishing a Therapeutic Unit to manage high risk/high need detainees.

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Rural Fire Service – Survey for Award variation and update for members

The PSA informed the Industrial Relations Commission (‘IRC’) on 16 March 2018 that PSA and RFS met on 12 March and RFS expressed their interest in reviewing the entire Award.

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Labour Hire issue in Maitland Revenue NSW

There has been a palpable frustration within Fees and Fines owing to the Management decision to allocate work dealing with the backlog statutory declarations, to labour hire workers (AKA “contingent…

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Gosford relocations – Redeployment and/or retaining: still options

When PSA Maitland members walked off the job last July in protest against the Government’s decision to forcefully relocate over 40 Revenue NSW (RNSW) jobs from Maitland to Gosford, we…

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Friday, 6 April 2018

NPWS - SFS3 role update - April 2018

NPWS - SFS3 role update - April 2018 (PDF version) As per our last update to members, the PSA had notified OEH of a dispute regarding their plan to restrict…

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Friday, 6 April 2018

PSA seeks your feedback on inappropriate use of contract labour in your units

Sadly, in today’s society we see that it is ordinary and predictable that employers want less union involvement in the workplace. It unfetters their ability to exploit workers based on…

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Tathra Fire Inquiry

Tathra Fire Inquiry - April 2018 (PDF version) The NSW Government has announced an inquiry into the March 2018 Bush Fires that occurred in the Bega Valley Local Government Area.…

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Inaugural Aboriginal Conference

The Public Service Association of NSW and CPSU NSW will be holding our first ever Aboriginal Conference in conjunction with the PSA Annual Conference.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

ODPP member update – Early Appropriate Guilty Plea restructure (EAGP)

Last week, the PSA filed a dispute in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission over the lack of consultation pursuant to the current EAGP restructure.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

RMS Surveillance Officers bulletin

The PSA received the RMS submissions regarding 8.5 per cent loading matter as part of the Chief Industrial Magistrate’s directions on the Thursday 16 March.

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Justice Corporate Services PSA update

The PSA sought and has assured of consultation in relation to any pending restructures and other proposed structural changes. The PSA emphasised the need for proper communication and consideration of…

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Anti-Discrimination Board member bulletin

As members are aware, the Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) is to be restructured. At the end of last year, the ADB had advised the draft change management proposal was to be…

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Fisheries Officers Vocational Branch

On 21 March the PSA/FOVB met with management to discuss various matters affecting our membership. These meetings are held twice yearly. Below is a brief summary stemming from that meeting.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

DFSI – Response to P-file message

On 9 March, the DFSI Secretary communicated to staff about the ongoing issue to do with the Department’s handling of your personnel files (P-file).

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Sheriff’s Officers – Cease Direction Transport and storage of appointments

Your PSA issued the Direction transport and storage of appointments on Monday, 26 March 2018 at 2.05pm. The direction has been lifted by the PSA.

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