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Thursday, 19 January 2017

NSW prison expansions to deal with overcrowding could 'create new problems', union warns - ABC News

"We're talking about rapid-build facilities that will have 50 inmates in a dormitory…who can be classified as maximum security," said PSA General Secretary, Stewart Little. What could possibly go wrong?…

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Friday, 16 September 2016

PSA Members Vote to Maintain PDP Ban

PSA Members Vote to Maintain PDP Ban - 16 September 2016 PSA members in Community Services, Family and Community Services (FACS) Central and Corporate have voted to maintain current bans…

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

PSA win: No role description, No PDP

PSA win: No role description, No PDP - September 2016 (PDF version) Your union, the PSA, has long opposed the introduction of the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)…

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

PSA wins historic victory for SLSOs in health care procedures dispute

The PSA secured a major win for SLSO members in the Industrial Relations Commission on 1 August 2016. Read the bulletin HERE.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

TAFE Enterprise agreement approved

TAFE enterprise bargaining agreement approved - June 2016 (PDF version) Congratulations! The results of the staff ballot for your new enterprise agreement have been announced with 84% of staff voting…

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Monday, 9 May 2016

PSA member wins compo case

Red Tape article (Jan - April 2016) The Court of Appeal last year handed down a very important decision in favour of the PSA and all injured workers in NSW.…

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Medical assessments kept in check

Red Tape (Jan - April 2016) The PSA has successfully lobbied the Public Service Commission (PSC) to improve its changes to medical assessments for non work related medical conditions and…

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Monday, 2 May 2016

GetUp, follow the money

A report by lobby group GetUp has exposed the loopholes used by corporate tax dodgers. Closing the Caribbean Connection found: Australia lost $5.37 billion to corporate tax dodging from just…

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Door knock for a better future

Every Saturday from 30 April until election day Unions NSW will be door knocking in marginal seats talking to workers about the issues that will change votes. Join in and have a conversation…

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Friday, 22 April 2016

PSA wins money owed to SAS staff

The PSA has helped win back pay for three School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) who had been underpaid for years. Three staff members at the one school were at times…

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Monday, 21 December 2015

How the PSA converted temporary Home Care staff

The PSA assisted temporary Home Care employees secure ongoing employment as they move to the private sector. On 20 March 2015, the PSA wrote to Department of Family & Community…

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Grafton open; but prisons still packed tight

The inmates may not be too thrilled to be there, but the community of Grafton is happy to have its prison back in operation. After a long campaign by the…

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Trustee and Guardian in retreat over closures

The PSA has helped save three regional Trustee and Guardian offices slated for closure or a reduction in services. In a move that would have pulled services from some of…

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Unpaid wages win for ADHC staff

The PSA has won four years of unpaid overtime for ADHC staff at the Tomaree Centre. The Centre is a facility for adults with an intellectual disability at Shoal Bay,…

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Friday, 25 September 2015

PSA secures major provisions for Home Care transfer

PSA secures major provisions for Home Care transfer September 2015 (PDF version) Dear members, You will have recently received correspondence from Kevin Reilly, Director, Home Care regarding the transfer to…

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Sheriff’s Officers recruitment campaign win

Sheriff's Officers recruitment campaign win September 2015 (PDF version) As you are aware, Sheriff’s Officers are responsible for the safe and efficient functioning of the courts and justice system. They…

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Grafton Jail filling up quickly with new inmates and staff - The Daily Examiner

The PSA’s push since December 2014 to reopen Grafton gaol in the face of dangerous overcrowding in the state’s prisons has been successful. Read The Daily Examiner article HERE

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Friday, 11 September 2015

TAFE New England - Educational Services structure dispute win

TAFE New England (TNE) has been conducting a review of the structure of its Educational Services. Just prior to the release of a restructure proposal, staff in the Strategy and…

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