PSA News – 4 August 2016

Worker safety is for all PSA tells Inquiry, not just Emergency Services

The PSA has completed a submission on behalf of members to the NSW Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Law and Justice.

The Inquiry, launched in May 2016, is investigating  Violence against Emergency Service personnel in NSW.

The PSA has made it clear the issue is much wider.

As PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner, said on this issue as far back as July 2014, “As communities are getting less tolerant in general, our public servants are being placed at more risk.” [Daily Telegraph, 5 August 2014]

Using the vast experience of delegates and PSA staff, the PSA’s submission highlights the many and varied roles carried out by PSA members and the risks they face on a daily basis while performing their duties on behalf of the community.

You can read the full submission HERE.

Unions NSW ‘Return to Work Inquiry’

The PSA has been working tirelessly to roll-back unfair changes to workers compensation laws made by the NSW Government in 2012.

As part of our campaign, the PSA will be making a submission to the forthcoming review of these laws by the Law & Justice Committee of the NSW Legislative Council (Upper House), highlighting those issues of most concern to our members and their families.

Unions NSW will also be making a submission, focussing on the experiences of injured workers returning to work. Unions NSW is currently collecting stories to include in their submission, both through their website HERE and by visiting 10 locations around the state in August 2016 to speak to workers face-to-face.

You can see the hearing dates and locations HERE or register your interest in telling your story in person HERE.