2010 - 2019 - Public Service Association

PSA Timeline: 2010 – 2019

Year Information
2010 PSA wins lactation breaks clause for breastfeeding mothers.
2011 PSA wins a Domestic Violence clause.
2012 PSA members take industrial action against the NSW Government threats to working conditions.
2013 PSA introduces Journey Insurance for members after changes to the Workers Compensation Scheme.
2013 NDIS (NSW Enabling) Act 2013 introduced to allow the NSW Government to privatise all public disability services and transfer all clients, staff and assets to the private sector.
2013 WS, Forestry and Office of Heritage and Environment delegates lead campaign against recreational hunting in NSW National Parks
2013 PSA President Sue Walsh says the PSA will “explore the prospect of a pay equity case for SAS Staff.”
2013 Land and Property Information agency privatisation proposed by Government.
2013 Sydney University CPSU members strike and picket in support of their Enterprise Agreement.
2013 NSW government passes the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
2014 Member Support Centre established
2014 Fight against ADHC privatisation continues with large rally outside Parliament in November 2014
2014 Community Services members walk off the job at Coniston office to protest staff shortages
2014 TAFE forced to compete with a for-profit private sector as NSW Government hands money to private training providers.
2014 Save Our TAFE campaign launched.
2015 PSA “Which direction are we headed?” ad campaign prior to state election.
2015 At the March 2015 election, Mike Baird led the Liberal-National Coalition to a second term.
2015 NSW Coalition Government continues to ramp up its privatisation agenda. Mike Baird vows to get on with power privatisation.
2015 PSA secures win for temps to be made permanent.
2015 Home Care Service privatisation negotiations stall.
2015 Member action cuts export of ServiceFirst jobs.
2015 NSW Trustee and Guardian offices threatened with closure
2015 Australian Museum jobs cut
2016 PSA confronts private jail plans as the state government plans to “market test” the operations of NSW prison.
2016 State government plans to privatise Land Titles Office.
2016 NSW Government pushes ahead with the privatisation and outsourcing of a number of public services, including public housing.
2016 The privatisation of the department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) becomes unstoppable as the NSW Government pushes ahead with the complete withdrawal from all publicly run disability and home care services.
2016 PSA/CPSU NSW retains coverage of all Home Care Service members as they transition into the federal industrial relations system, and become employees of Australian Unity.
2016 Oct 2016: PSA members elect Stewart Little, General Secretary, Kylie McKelvie President and Troy Wright, Assistant General Secretary on a platform of “Rebuilding Our Union”.
2016 Nov 2016: Orange by-election. PSA campaigned with Unions NSW against Nationals. Shooters Fishers & Farmers Party wins the seat.
2017 Driving rain fails to prevent the PSA marching through the Sydney CBD in support of Disability Support workers, bringing traffic to a standstill.
2017 PSA membership is 36,000.
2017 PSA campaigns around a number of issues affecting members including stronger protection for workers injured or killed at work, improved workers’ compensation, against the privatisation of NSW Sports & Recreation and for Domestic Violence Leave for all NSW workers.
2017 PSA works to keep the John Morony Correctional Centre in public hands.
2017 After PSA pressure, Berrima gaol is reopened to reduce overcrowding.
2017 PSA continues its fight against public housing sell-off.
2017 Juvenile Justice members’ safety is a priority for the union after a number of injuries.
2017 Unions campaign against cuts to weekend and public holiday penalty rates.
2017 Sports and Rec privatisation stopped.
2018 CPSU NSW campaigns to strengthen a TAFE system weakened by government cuts and neglect.
2018 Stillbirth Leave is inserted into the AusGrid Enterprise Agreement after campaigning by the CPSU NSW and testimony from Delegate Leanne Smith.
2018 Community Services members walk off the job state-wide after a bungled case management system is rolled out, putting children at risk.
2019 The PSA has a major win for School Administrative and Support staff with the pay equity case. Read more: https://psa.asn.au/special-announcement-pay-equity-case-win/
2019 The PSA joins up with other unions to form the Emergency Services Coalition, which unites Prison Officers with Firefighters, Paramedics and Police Officers.
2019 PSA/CPSU NSW celebrates 120 years of fighting for NSW workers, leading this year’s May Day parade through the streets of Sydney.
2019 PSA/CPSU NSW campaigns on public services during 2019 State Election that saw the Liberal-National Coalition lose four seats.
2019 Members in Justice get extra protection as PSA launches a legal fund.
2019 The PSA/CPSU NSW introduces a new way to reach out to members with a weekly podcast series.
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