PSA school visit – Mogo Public School

Feb 23, 2018

10km south of Batemans Bay, Mogo Public School is a small school that caters for 58 students through its many innovative educational programs and initiatives.

The PSA’s Tony Heathwood visited members Christine and Heidi at Mogo Public School recently.


Join your Union – Get Training

Feb 23, 2018

Some of our passionate Public Service Association of NSW and CPSU New South Wales members attended a one-day training course at PSA House yesterday.

The PSA runs FREE training courses for members who mostly have access to paid training leave in their Awards and Agreements.

Visit this page for more info on PSA courses in 2018

#JoinYourUnion to #ChangeTheRules


ODPP member bulletin

Feb 22, 2018

ODPP member bulletin – February 2018 (PDF version)

As members will be aware, the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Reforms are set to commence at the end of April. As such, the ODPP is making significant changes to its staffing structure. The PSA is committed to ensuring proper consultation on behalf of all members. To date, the PSA has received a considerable amount of member feedback on the ODPP proposal. The PSA has written to ODPP management with these concerns. You can access the PSA’s letter to the ODPP HERE.

The PSA will meet with management this week. Members will be updated as to the meeting outcomes as soon as possible. We continue to ask for your input and will continue visiting ODPP workplaces.

Finally, members should note that, if the need arises, the PSA will seek the assistance of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission in relation to this restructure.

You can contact the PSA on 1300 772 679.

Your PSA Organiser is Bart McKenzie.

Your PSA Industrial Officer is Monika Wunderlin.

Salary maintenance win

Feb 22, 2018

Salary maintenance win – February 2018 (PDF version)

As previously circulated, the PSA has been negotiating with OEH in regards to a number of matters, including salary maintenance for members whose positions have been deleted, altered or moved and as a result have elected to apply for and gain a lower graded position. The PSA met with OEH Chief Executive Anthony Lean on 24 January to discuss this matter, and OEH followed up with written correspondence on 7 February that salary maintenance would only be applicable to staff who were directly assigned to a lower graded position, and not to those who participated in a competitive selection process. The PSA took the matter to the IRC on 7 and 12 February, maintaining the position that salary maintenance should be applicable to all staff who accept a lower graded position, regardless of whether they have been directly assigned or had participated in the competitive selection process.

The PSA received confirmation in writing from Mr Lean on 21 February that OEH had changed its position, and had agreed to pay three months’ salary maintenance to staff who are assigned to a role that is lower graded than the role they formerly held. Importantly, this includes circumstances where this arises from a competitive selection process during the internal recruitment phases.

OEH has confirmed this payment will apply to staff who transition to the new Future NPWS structure and do so by 30 June 2018.

This win from the PSA means that if you have applied for and gained a lower graded role than you formerly held, OEH will pay you three months’ salary maintenance at your previous salary. The PSA will take up any cases where members have been placed in a lower graded role and ensure they are paid as per the agreement above. To ensure you receive the salary maintenance, please email and include the following details:

  1. Name;
  2. Position that was affected;
  3. Position that you were assigned into;
  4. When you were/will be assigned.

Our patience ran out 12 months ago

The PSA has appeared in the IRC 14 times over industrial issues. We have held two meeting with the Minister for the Environment outlining our displeasure with the way the restructure has been implemented, as well as hold numerous public rallies which has driven our public campaign against the cuts to National Parks. The PSA doesn’t just talk about taking action, we do it.

Not a member, JOIN today to join the fight.

Become a Births Deaths and Marriages PSA Delegate!

Feb 22, 2018

Become a Births Deaths and Marriages PSA Delegate – February 2018 (PDF version)

  • Would you like to become more involved in your union?
  • Interested in working with PSA members in your workplace?
  • Become a PSA delegate!

Nominations are open for delegates to the Births Deaths and Marriages Workplace Delegate Group – Chippendale Registry.

Being a delegate offers you the opportunity to have a significant input into your workplace and be part of a collective effort to protect and improve your workplace conditions.

You will be supported by PSA staff and existing BDM delegates. You will have access to a range of PSA training courses which you can attend using paid Trade union training leave (12 days/two years). Enrol online HERE.

How to nominate

Send your expression of interest to and/or approach your PSA Chippendale Delegate, Edwin Garland (

Your current BDM Delegates are:

Edwin Garland

Graeme Batho

Roberto Lastica

United we bargain, divided we beg – A unionised workplace is a fairer one!

Encourage your colleagues to join the PSA HERE.

Hunter Disability Services Workplace Group Meeting

Feb 21, 2018

Hunter Disability Services Workplace Group Meeting – February 2018 (PDF version)

28 FEBRUARY 2018



Senior PSA officials Kris Cruden Manager and Dean Allen Industrial Officer from PSA/CPSU NSW will be attending to update on outcomes from meeting with Hunter Valley Disability Services

Need more information? Contact the PSA on 1300 772 679 or email

Not a PSA/CPSU-NSW member? You will have an opportunity to join on the day.


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