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Worth 100%


SAS Staff are Worth 100%

The PSA knows SAS Staff are worth their weight in gold. That is why our ongoing campaign for SAS Staff is “Worth 100% – Paid. Protected. Permanent. “

 100% PAID

After many years of building our case and collecting and lodging evidence, we have finally concluded our pay equity case for SAS Staff resulting in the already reported 19% pay rises over 3 years.   We will now continue work on the other two elements of our campaign – protected and permanent.


Over the last few years there has been an alarming increase in incidents of workplace violence, workload and work intensification in schools. Incidents are events that create danger or risk that could significantly affect the health, safety and wellbeing of individuals including physical, near misses and psychological risk.

The PSA will fight for members to be 100 per cent protected no matter where you work in the school.

Incidents may include, but not be limited to; spitting, hitting and kicking when working with students as well as the significant psychological pressure placed on administrative staff due to workloads. Both physical and psychological incidents can have a detrimental impact on your wellbeing.


In 2020 the PSA supported numerous members to be made permanent during our term 4 permanency drive. This was a huge success with many School Learning Support Officer and School Admin Officer members being provided permanent work on a full or part time basis.

However, as a result of Local Schools Local Decisions job security continues to be undermined with many School Administrative and Support Staff (SASS) remaining in insecure work for years.

Over 60% of SASS in some classifications are temporary employees.  This has impacted their ability to apply for home loans or have security around their income so they can plan for the future.

The PSA believes that long term temporary SAS Staff should be converted to be permanent so that they have a secure job for the future and is continuing to fight for a genuine pathway to permanency for all SAS Staff as well as other improvements to your conditions.

Member Benefits

Our valued member benefits support program.

Union Membership - Unity Strength Respect

As a union member, you are part of Australia’s biggest social movement. Your union’s strength lies in its size; the more voices we have, the greater our power to bargain for better pay, conditions and benefits. Join your union today.

  • Collective strength; being a union member gives you a stronger voice when dealing with your employer
  • Standing up for your job: the PSA campaigns for a better-funded, strong public service
  • Journey insurance; get protection to and from work
  • Member benefits: get great discounts on a wide range of products and services
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