1920 - 1929 - Public Service Association

PSA Timeline: 1920 – 1929

Year Information
1920’s The PSA creates four internal divisions: Clerical, GeneraI, Professional and Education.
1927 The PSA’s newspaper name is changed to Red Tape.
1922 New industrial legislation continues to exclude the PSA from arbitration.
1922 Women are excluded from sitting for the NSW public service exams.
1921 The NSW public service creates a “female office assistant” classification. Unsurprisingly they are paid less than male clerks.
1920 The PSA is registered as an industrial union under the Industrial Arbitration Act, 1912.


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