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Friday, 10 April 2015

Member action cuts export of ServiceFirst jobs

While jobs will be moved from the public sector to companies Infosys and Unisys, 70 percent of those will remain in the state, rather than being outsourced abroad. This is…

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

PSA achieves major win for temporary employees

Dear members, On 17 October, I sent an email highlighting the PSA’s serious concerns about the impact of the GSE Act on temporary employees. Read 17 October email HERE. Today,…

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

RMS Combined Award arrives

The consolidation of seven Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) industrial instruments into one award has been finalised, enshrining some important wins for members and bringing to an end two long…

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

RMS member back on the road at Service NSW

A member from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has successfully secured a role at Service NSW, thanks to the PSA. The Industrial Relations Commission recommended that the member be permitted…

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

TAFE member wins back job in blow to forced redundancy

In rejecting TAFE’s arguments about the nature and scope of the reinstatement order, the Full Bench found that it is not necessary to specify a position to which an employee…

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Legal Aid Consultation Win

On 5 June 2014, Commissioner Newall in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission heard a dispute lodged by the PSA regarding lack of consultation by Legal Aid NSW over a restructure…

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

PSA win forces Government to consult

The PSA had a significant victory yesterday in relation to consultation mechanisms across the public sector with a win in the Industrial Relations Commission. In 2012, the State Government introduced…

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Ground Breaking Win for PSA

Members, In 2011, the Government, at the stroke of a pen, unilaterally changed rights around redeployment and redundancy pay for public servants. The PSA has repeatedly fought against this radical…

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

PSA wins redundancy rights for public sector workers

Today’s ruling by The Court of Appeal has opened the door to redundancy provisions being inserted into awards for public sector workers being battered by the O’Farrell Government said the…

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

PSA calls on Government to honour wage policy after pay win

The Industrial Relations Commission today ruled that the full 2.5% available under the Government’s wages policy be paid to members employed under the Public Sector Salaries and related awards. An…

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

PSA wins 2.5% super fight ...so Barry changes the law

The O’Farrell Government have arrogantly changed the law to overturn the decision of the Industrial Relations Commission not to cut the 2.5% public sector wage cap by the increase in the superannuation…

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

WorkCover bullying "disgrace" brings about inquiry

The inquiry came about thanks to a push from the Greens following a slamming of the work, health and safety regulator by the Industrial Relations Commission for its treatment of…

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

PSA Wins Case on Super

The PSA has won its case to stop the Government cutting our wage increase by the increase in superannuation. In a unanimous decision the Full Bench found in favour of the…

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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Up to $5,000 in back pay in Rural Fire fight

The long awaited major incidents case with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) has been finalised with over 140 members so far receiving back pay for incorrect payments since 2006. In…

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

PSA serves up greater protections in Service NSW

After a long, hard-fought battle, the PSA has won greater protections for members in relation to the filling of jobs in Service NSW. The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) recommended the…

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