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Transport for NSW PSA Members Bulletin

Transport for NSW members bulletin – May 2016 (PDF version)

First Meeting of the PSA Transport for NSW – Departmental Committee

The first ever meeting of the PSA Transport for NSW Departmental Committee (DC) was held at PSA House on 12 May 2016, following the elections in March.

PSA Delegates across TfNSW came together to start working on those issues which affect PSA members in Transport.

The key areas for the DC were around the reform program and the Award negotiations which began on the same day and were attended by DC Delegates.

In addition, the DC also held discussions around better communications to members (particularly in relation to PSA and union achievements such as the last Award pay increases) and dignity and respect in the workplace.

Discussions were also held around the current consultative arrangements between the unions and Transport with a view that these need to be improved.

The DC is the peak delegate body for PSA members in Transport. It has an important role to enquire into, consider and report to and advise the PSA upon matters of concern to members.

Your PSA TfNSW DC Delegates are:

Graham Baker
Metropolitan, Chatswood

Greg Grabl
Metropolitan, Chatswood

Bret Leech
Metropolitan, TMC Eveleigh

Phil Mortimer
Metropolitan, TMC Auburn

Lee-Anne Stanford
Regional, Wollongong

Michael Tanner
Metropolitan, Lee St

Become involved

We still have three vacant Metropolitan and one Regional, Newcastle vacancy on the DC. Members interested in becoming involved should enquire through

2016 Award negotiations

Negotiations for the 2016 Award commenced on 12 May 2016. The State Government’s policy dictates that agreement has to be reached before the end of June 2016. This will ensure members receive the 2.5 percent pay increase as of the first pay period of July.

Prior to the second bargaining meeting on 19 May 2016, both sides will present their log of claims.

The PSA is aware, however, that the only claim so far from Transport is for the shift-work arrangements extending from the Transport Management Centre (TMC).

The PSA participated in a number of joint union member briefings across TfNSW prior to commencement of negotiations. However, we are aware many members may not have been able to attend these meetings or there may not have been a meeting held at their workplace.

Reform program

The combined unions have raised a number of concerns with Unions NSW over the current reform program to progress with Transport management.

The three main areas of most concern are:

  • consultation
  • placement process
  • ongoing roles being converted to temporary.

More detailed information on these matters will be forthcoming. If members have any issues with the reform program or would like to request a workplace meeting they can register with us at

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