Protect Our Penalty Rates

Electoral Officers Additional hour payments

Mar 28, 2017

Electoral Officers additional hour payments – March 2017 (PDF version)

The PSA has been advised by our members in the Electorate Office that delays of payments of Short Term Relief (STR) and Additional Temporary Relief (ATR) have had a significant impact upon them. We raised this issue at the most recent Joint Consultative Committee meeting.

The PSA and delegates provided several examples of the impact of the current system and provided some possible solutions (including delegation for approvals being granted to the SEO). Whilst management acknowledged the problem, it did not agree with that solution and was much guided and affected by past situations, which had led to investigations relating to entitlements.

It was agreed the matter of delays was serious and required more consideration. Outcomes from the meeting were:

  • Helen Minnican, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly advised she welcomed direct contact from Electoral Officers suffering delays. She would, where possible, endeavour to expedite the resolution of delays as they were brought to her attention.
  • Julie Langsworth asked us to provide various examples of situations where delays have occurred. The provision of this information should enable further understanding and improvements. Please provide this information to Tom Harris-Brassil, tom.harris-brassil@parliament.nsw.gov.au
  • In regard to STR, management has committed to looking at other ways of ascertaining that leave has been taken which should account for a significant portion of the problem.

The discussion also touched on technology being used and took on board some suggestions provided by the PSA.

We welcome further suggestions from members and will continue to progress it with management.

Call for nominations 2017 Safety & Supervisory Inspectors VBAG

Mar 28, 2017

Call for nominations 2017 Safety & Supervisory Inspectors VBAG – March 2017 (PDF version)

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 2017

Nominations are invited from the financial members of the above branch for the positions of:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Regional South Representative
  • Regional North Representative

Each nomination must be seconded by two other persons who are from the same group as the nominee.  Nominees, nominators and seconders must be financial members of the Association as at 20 March 2017.

Nominations must be on the prescribed form (or facsimile of it).

Nomination Forms are available at:

  • PSA website psa.asn.au and click on RESOURCES/Election Nomination Forms or click HERE.

Nominations must be addressed to:

The Deputy Returning Officer
Public Service Association of NSW

Nominations may be submitted:

by post:
GPO Box 3365 Sydney NSW 2001

by hand delivery to:
The PSA Inquiry counter on Level 5,
160 Clarence Street, Sydney

faxed to:
(02) 9262 1623

by email:
elections@psa.asn.au

so as to reach the PSA Head Office no later than 3pm Thursday, 27 April 2017.

L. Liamin

for

G R BENSLEY
Deputy Returning Officer

PSA News – 24 March 2017

Mar 24, 2017

PSA Annual Conference and Country Conference 2017

The PSA Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017 at PSA House, Level 10, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Country Conference will be held on Wednesday 24 May also at PSA House commencing at 2.00pm.

Nomination forms are available on the PSA website.

Please ensure nomination forms are completed in full and email addresses printed clearly on the form.

Papers will be forwarded by email as they become available.

Nominations close 5pm, Friday 21 April 2017.

Land and Property Information BBQ and rally

The PSA is supporting a demonstration on Tuesday 28 March called by the Concerned Titles Group to protest the privatisation of Land and Property Information (LPI).

The PSA will be joined by the following institutions:

  • The Concerned Titles Group
  • The Law Society of NSW
  • The Institution of Surveyors NSW
  • The Real Estate Institute of NSW

The PSA will be holding a BBQ from 12:00pm on the day outside the LPI Building, Queen’s Square, before marching to the top of Martin Place (near Parliament House) at approximately 12:40pm.

The PSA encourages all members working in the CBD to join us for a BBQ lunch before rallying to let Premier Berejiklian know our public services are not for sale.

Protect our penalty rates

Recently, the Fair Work Commission cut rates for hospitality and retail workers and the State Government have refused to rule out doing the same for NSW public servants.

PSA General Secretary Stewart Little talks about why we must remain vigilant about protecting our penalty rates in this video.

Remember to sign our online petition HERE to protect our penalty rates.

Aboriginal Council Committee Call for nominations

Mar 24, 2017

Aboriginal Council Committee Call for nominations – March 2017 (PDF version)

A word from Ann Weldon, PSA Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Here is a chance for you to make a real difference.

The PSA is extremely pleased to announce the elections for the Aboriginal Council Committee.

Read Ann’s full letter HERE.

ABORIGINAL COUNCIL COMMITTEE – Call for Nominations

The Public Service Association Aboriginal Council is constituted of all Aboriginal members of the Association.

Nominations are called for 15 delegate positions on the Aboriginal Council Committee. There are to be at least three regional delegates and there are to be no more than four delegates from the same departmental cluster.

Each nomination must be seconded by two other Aboriginal members. Nominees, nominators and seconders must be financial members of the Association as at 17 March 2017.

Nominations must be on the prescribed form (or facsimile of it).

Nomination Forms are available:

  • 5th floor Inquiry counter, PSA House, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney or from Regional Offices.

Nominations must be addressed to:

The Deputy Returning Officer
Public Service Association of NSW

Nominations may be submitted:

  • by post:
    GPO Box 3365, Sydney NSW 2001
  • hand-delivered to:
    The PSA Inquiry counter on Level 5, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney
  • faxed to:
    (02) 9262 1623

so as to reach the PSA Head Office no later than 5pm Wednesday, 26 April 2017.

If there is a ballot, candidates who wish to have a profile sent with the ballot material should provide a brief statement of 300 words or less stating how they will best represent members’ interests. Space is provided for this purpose on the nomination form.

G R BENSLEY
Deputy Returning Officer

Entire wage structure needs review: Watson – The Australian Financial Review

Mar 22, 2017

The Australian Financial Review has reported comments by former Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson which call for a full review of all base workplace conditions including “high” minimum wages.

(It is still called the “Fair” Work Commission isn’t it?)

According to the AFR, Watson felt the decisions of the Commission had been “grossly compromised” by unions.

In other words, unions blocked lousy employer proposals that would have impacted negatively on their members.

Unions: imagine a world without them.

Read the Financial Review article HERE.

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