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New COVID restrictions

New COVID restrictions

The Premier’s inclusion of Blacktown and Cumberland local government areas (LGAs) to the list of COVID-restricted regions will mean more testing and more limits on the movements of members in these areas. Only authorised workers will be able to leave these LGAs to go to work. PSA/CPSU NSW members who are authorised include, Prison Officers, schools staff, NSW Police, Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Service,…

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Changes to structure of Hunter Metro

Changes to structure of Hunter Metro

The PSA has written to the Department, notifying that we are in dispute over the proposed changes currently planned in Hunter Metro. The PSA has been advised by members and Delegates that the Department has announced significant changes to the Hunter Metro CSC’s working arrangements. This announcement has been made with no prior, formal consultation with your union. Your union was not aware of, nor…

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Critical Operations Saliva Testing

Critical Operations Saliva Testing

On Wednesday, 21 July the PSA and combined unions met with the Transport Covid-19 taskforce to discuss the introduction of critical operations saliva testing. TfNSW will shortly implement a new mitigation strategy of saliva testing for all staff at critical control centres. This testing is additional to the public health order requirements. Key details: Testing will be supplied by Histopath and they will have staff…

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PSA notifies dispute over School Psychologists' pay increase

PSA notifies dispute over School Psychologists' pay increase

Over the past few months, your union, the PSA, has been advocating for your pay and conditions with the Department of Education (DoE). The PSA met with the DoE in May 2021 and asked for two matters to be progressed: A 2.28 per cent pay rise for School Psychologists (to match that of School Counsellors) back-dated to 1 January 2021 Commencement of negotiations for a…

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Grooms agree to suspend action to support COVID-19 enforcement

Grooms agree to suspend action to support COVID-19 enforcement

The PSA appeared at a hearing of the Industrial Relations Commission before Commissioner Webster yesterday. This was in regard to the current campaign by Mounted Police Grooms to work strictly in accordance with their occupation category of Stable Hand/Strapper. Commissioner Webster recommended  the industrial action cease as soon as reasonably practicable. Members met this morning and resolved as follows: In the light of the ongoing…

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