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NSWPF - Message from the PSA

Following recent high profile incidents, the PSA would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all our members involved in assisting and responding to these matters. While the recent message from the Police Commissioner contained a number of thanks to Police Officers, Paramedics and bystanders, who rightly should be commended, there was no mention of our members in FETS, POLAIR, Intelligence, Police Link and…

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CSNSW - Community Corrections Dispute - Field Officers

The PSA has lodged an industrial dispute with the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) against Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) in respect of CSNSW’s failure to convert Community Corrections Field Officers from casual to ongoing positions. A request was made to CSNSW to convert these positions because the employment of Field Officers does not match the definition of casual employment under clause 43 of the Government Sector…

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Cultural Institution Advisory Group – AGM & Election of Group Committee Positions

The Cultural Institutions Advisory Group (CIAG) conducted its first meeting on the 16th of April 2024. The Hon. John Graham MLC was in attendance and discussions were had on how the group can work with the government to advocate on what matters to the cultural sector. Positions for the Group Committee were elected as follows: Chair – Lauren Volk, Museum of Applied Arts & Science-…

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Child Protection in Crisis: PSA takes action at Edgeworth

Community Services Caseworkers had a lunchtime union meeting at the Edgeworth Community Services Centre (CSC) to draw attention to a system in crisis. Workers met outside the CSC at 12:30pm today to demand Community Services Minister Kate Washington do more to fix a Child Protection system suffering from years of neglect and poorly planned outsourcing by the previous Liberal National Government. “I am proud of…

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Support our members in Community Services

PSA CPSU NSW members in Newcastle may have seen front page media coverage of today’s action by workers at Edgeworth Community Services Centre (CSC). NSW Community Services is in crisis. Staff are leaving in droves thanks to low wages and appalling workload. The previous government’s disastrous outsourcing policies have seen private operators charge huge sums to care for children in need, sometimes outsourcing the work…

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