PSA Timeline: 1896 – 1919
|The basic female wage is set at 54 per cent of the basic male wage.
|Following a referendum of members, the PSA is registered under Trade Union Act, 1881.
|The PSA launches its first major campaigns around equal pay, superannuation and employment conditions.
|The NSW Industrial Arbitration system is established, yet it excludes the PSA.
|The Public Service Act 1902 prohibits the appointment of married women to the NSW public service if their husband is already employed by the state.
|In a big year for the PSA, the first edition of The Public Service Journal is published, the first Council elected and the first country branch springs up in Moree.
|The PSA is established, with its office in Bridge Street, Sydney.
|Colonial employees make moves to form a Public Service Association.