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RFS Award Update – RFS tries to make changes to award outside bargaining

RFS Award Update – RFS tries to make changes to award outside bargaining

You may recall in the Message from the Commissioner sent to all staff on the 12th August 2021 (Link to Email Here), a commitment was made: “As I have said many times, we will not support changes to the RFS Award unless they are supported by staff. We have listened to your feedback, and we will not seek to implement the proposed changes”. On 9…

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COVID 19 exposure at Parliament House

COVID 19 exposure at Parliament House

The PSA has been contacted by Parliament House management regarding the presence of a positive COVID case last week. The PSA can confirm that the Parliament and NSW Health have reviewed the location of the worker, and advised all relevant staff and contacts of the need to isolate. Those staff will be paid to isolate or Work From Home. We are advised that there were…

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Sick leave entitlements - PSA Win!

Sick leave entitlements - PSA Win!

We have recently been made aware of rules for managing sick leave in the EdConnect Contact Centre that do not comply with the Award and are overly punitive. Your PSA representatives raised this with Department of Education (DOE) Employee Relations which resulted in the rules being retracted. We have sought formal consultation with the Department to ensure that the processes and the messaging sent out…

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POVB Bulletin General Information

POVB Bulletin General Information

PPE The POVB Executive have been meeting with CSNSW yesterday (22nd September), and will have an update on this issue as soon as possible. Body Scanners in Centres There have been a total of 58 full body x-ray scanners installed in 23 Correctional Centres. The scanning of male and female inmates has now commenced. Over 644 CSNSW staff hold the required IA42 Radiation User Licence.…

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Safework – People Matter Survey

Safework – People Matter Survey

The PSA has received concerns that last year’s People Matter Survey may not have been fully interpreted. The PSA is seeking information from members in relation to this. Please follow the link below, complete by Tuesday 28/09/21, and provide us with further information in relation to your responses to the 2020 People Matter Survey (PMS). Link to Survey If you know someone who should have…

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