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Sound Recording of Site Inspections – Lifting of work ban

Sound Recording of Site Inspections – Lifting of work ban

The PSA advises members following ongoing consultation with the Department that we are now lifting the current work ban on the Sound recording of Site Inspections with the introduction of the operational protocols (see attached). In agreeing to lift the ban, the PSA has asked that the Department reviews the operation of the protocols within a 6-9 month timeframe which they have agreed to do.…

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Underpayment of overtime and incident conditions

Underpayment of overtime and incident conditions

Due to the diligence of PSA members, an error with the payment of Major Incident Conditions has been identified. The error is in relation to a SAP calculation for members at a paygrade of RFS Officer Grade 9 level 2 or greater. The SAP system requires updating in line with the annual public sector salary increase. The SAP component that calculates payment for RFS Grade…

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NSW contact tracers need security: union - Blue Mountains Gazette 15/05/2021

NSW contact tracers need security: union - Blue Mountains Gazette 15/05/2021

A lack of security and "rostering chaos" are leading to growing unrest among contact tracers in NSW, putting the vital public health measure at risk, the public service union is warning. Many of the workers who interview infected residents and chase down COVID's spread are not employed directly by the NSW government, the Public Service Association says. Instead, they are engaged through ad-hoc labour hire…

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Consultation extended for unions in Environment and Sustainability and Internal Audit & Fraud Corruption

Consultation extended for unions in Environment and Sustainability and Internal Audit & Fraud Corruption

The consultation period for Environment and Sustainability, and Internal Audit & Fraud Corruption employees closed yesterday, 13 May 2021. However, the PSA has secured an extension until 19 May 2021 to provide our feedback. If you have any feedback you still wish to provide, please provide it to the PSA by 18 May 2021 and we will incorporate it into the feedback we provide. You…

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‘Leading the way’: Art Gallery Health and Safety Representative negotiations commence

‘Leading the way’: Art Gallery Health and Safety Representative negotiations commence

On Thursday 13 May 2021, Health and Safety Representative (HSR) negotiations between the PSA and the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) commenced. The negotiation was productive. In consultation with AGNSW workers, the PSA proposed forming three workgroups. Collections (four HSRs) Engagement (three HSRs) Finance/Development/Directorate (three HSRs) As has been raised by AGNSW workers, four HSRs are requested for Collections due to the diversity of locations…

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