Today marks Corrections Day, when we celebrate the work of the people entrusted to run the NSW Corrections system.
The men and women working with Corrective Services protect the public and work to put people in the system back on the right path.
The PSA’s ranks includes prison officers, commissioned officers, administrative staff, managers, drivers, counsellors, community corrections staff, overseers, farmers, psychologists, security and intel staff, court escorts, services and programs officers, as well as staff at Brush Farm, the Henry Deane building and regional offices.
This enormously diverse team of skilled and dedicated individuals are responsible for the security of more than 13,000 people, including some of the most hardened offenders in the state.
A state-run Correctional system works best to protect the people of NSW and rehabilitate inmates. In the past 12 months, a bid from the public sector kept John Morony in public hands, while the nearby privatised facility at Parklea is to be scrutinised by a parliamentary committee.
I would like to congratulate each and every member in every part of Corrective Services for their expertise, dedication and professionalism.
I am proud to lead your union as we fight for your safety and well-being, as well as the type of workers’ compensation coverage you deserve.
PSA General Secretary