NCAT JCC update

NCAT JCC update

The PSA and NCAT met earlier this month for the quarterly Joint Consultative Committee meeting. The PSA raised the following agenda items: Vacancies at CCD Sydney Counter arrangements CCD Sydney and Working from home A summary of the meeting is provided below. Vacancies at CCD Sydney Cathy Szczygielski, Executive Director/Principal Registrar noted that there were 4.5 CCD vacancies not filled by temporary staff. There were…

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Office of the Director of Public Prosecution: JCC update

Office of the Director of Public Prosecution: JCC update

The PSA and the ODPP met this week for the quarterly Joint Consultative Committee. The PSA raised issues in regard to Work Health and Safety (WHS), and also workload in the context of the Workload Weighting Agreement. In relation to WHS, the ODPP has advised that particularly within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHS is paramount. The Director is sending members video messages weekly.…

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DCJ Communities: PSA win for temporary staff, plans for a gradual return to offices and more

DCJ Communities: PSA win for temporary staff, plans for a gradual return to offices and more

Covid-19 and return to offices PSA Delegates and Staff recently met with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to discuss COVID-19 conditions and how DCJ is looking at moving forward with restrictions easing and some workers starting to return to offices. DCJ advised strategies and arrangements that are in place would continue until at least July. There will be flexibility for Districts to make…

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National Parks and Wildlife Service update

National Parks and Wildlife Service update

Name change from POVB to NPVB Recently the POVB (Professional Officers Vocational Branch), under the PSA constitution, moved to change the name of the group to the National Parks Vocational Branch (NPVB). The change of name to NPVB ensures it is inclusive off ALL staff in the NPWS. This will strengthen the vocational branch and we encourage all of you to join. Joining details can…

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Flexible Working Hours and recreation leave

Flexible Working Hours and recreation leave

The PSA has been in ongoing discussions with icare in relation to the current restrictions that have been placed on your access to your Flexible Working Hours Agreement. Throughout those discussions, and in an attempt to resolve the issue, a further concern has arisen between icare and the PSA in relation to excess recreation leave, transitional flex leave balances and icare’s overall situation resulting from…

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