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POVB: National Corrections Day

POVB: National Corrections Day

Every year National Corrections Day recognises the tough work Correctional Officers do in our prisons. Our members go to work every day in some of the most dangerous work environments in the state, all to protect the community and give offenders a chance at rehabilitation. There are few workplaces where teamwork and camaraderie are so important, and in the past 12 months this cooperation has…

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Member-led WIN: Masks now a condition of entry at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Member-led WIN: Masks now a condition of entry at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Members will be glad to hear that, as of this week, masks are now a condition of entry at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) sites. These sites include the Ultimo Powerhouse Museum, the Observatory and the Museum Discovery Centre. This is a win for Work Health and Safety, as masks act as a barrier to infection. With masks now a condition of entry,…

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Stakeholder Engagement and Community Education Realignment – consultation

Stakeholder Engagement and Community Education Realignment – consultation

The PSA has been informed of a realignment to the Stakeholder Engagement and Community Education Realignment business unit. At this time, the proposed conclusion of the consultation period is for this Friday 15 January 2021. However, the PSA is seeking an extension through to Friday 22 January 2021 to allow for more appropriate consultation. The Department has provided the PSA with the information packs that…

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Medical escorts update

Medical escorts update

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) moved the medical escort meeting from Thursday 14 January 2021 to yesterday at 2.30pm. Representing the POVB were PSA Manager Justice Julie Bond, POVB Chairperson Nicole Jess, Vice Chairperson Jason Charlton, Country Vice Chairperson Natalie Howes and Delegates from South Coast Correctional Centre Elizabeth Reid and Graeme Reid. Discussion took place on the following points: Staffing It should not be based…

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Department of Premier and Cabinet: proposed amendments to your Flex Agreement

Department of Premier and Cabinet: proposed amendments to your Flex Agreement

The PSA is currently negotiating your flex agreement with the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC). At the previous flexible working hours committee meeting, DPC proposed the below amendments to the DPC Flexible Working Hours Agreement (FWHA): DPC proposed Amendment Current Provision in your Flex Agreement DPC recommendation 1.    Bandwidth Bandwidth of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. Expand bandwidth from 6am to 10pm, Monday…

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