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Legal Aid: PSA continues to press for AVL appearances for weekend bail courts

Legal Aid: PSA continues to press for AVL appearances for weekend bail courts

The PSA met with CEO Brendan Thomas on Monday, 6 April 2020 and other managers to discuss the issue of weekend bail courts. The CEO assured the PSA that AVL appearances is still Legal Aid’s preferred position. Mr Thomas said that there were still some significant technical issues to do with delivering papers and AVL bandwidth which made the exercise more difficult for the high…

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Reporting Services Branch: accessing COVID-19 Special Leave

Reporting Services Branch: accessing COVID-19 Special Leave

Under the NSW Government Circular C2020-01, if members are required to self-isolate, they can either work from home or, if the Department is unable to set up working from home arrangements, they are to be put on Special Leave. A link to the Circular can be found HERE. The PSA understands that members who have underlying health conditions have been told to self-isolate by their…

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EPA continues to push through changes during the COVID-19 pandemic

EPA continues to push through changes during the COVID-19 pandemic

The PSA is extremely disappointed with EPA management’s decision to push the realignment through at this historically challenging time. Despite the suspension of restructures in other NSW Government departments, the EPA has continually refused to postpone the implementation of this restructure despite the concerns of our members not being adequately responded to.  The PSA understands from members that there are still major failings with the…

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Youth Justice bulletin: COVID-19

Youth Justice bulletin: COVID-19

The current pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for members working in many roles across Youth Justice NSW. Every member should be congratulated and rightly proud of the work they have done in the face of these challenges. You provide a critical service to the state, even if it’s not always as visible to the community as your colleagues in other emergency services. Command Post PSA…

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COVID-19 and Community Services: staying safe

COVID-19 and Community Services: staying safe

The PSA has been in touch with many members over the last few weeks to check in on how they are going. We have heard many stories of community services members helping each other during extremely difficult circumstances. Your safety Your employer is responsible for the safety for all staff. If you have concerns for your health and safety, such as unsafe work practices, absence…

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