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Sheriffs Officers Vocational Branch Advisory Group (SOVBAG) meeting

Sheriffs Officers Vocational Branch Advisory Group (SOVBAG) meeting

The first full meeting of the new Sheriffs Officers Vocational Branch Advisory Group (SOVBAG) committee meeting was held Wednesday, 23 September 2020. The new SOVBAG committee is now more inclusive and representational of all staff working in the Sheriff’s Office (SHO). The PSA executive recently approved a rule change to the SOVBAG Constitution and Rules Charter that allow’s other staff groups working in the Sheriff’s Office, membership status in SOVBAG.  The SOVBAG committee now…

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Youth Justice DC meeting 16 Sep 2020

Youth Justice DC meeting 16 Sep 2020

Youth Justice NSW Departmental Committee delegates are the voice and peak representatives for all PSA members across Youth Justice custodial and community streams and consultative meetings with YJNSW executives on all workplace matters that affect you and your work colleagues.  Without strong effective Departmental Committee (DC) delegates, Work Place Group (WPG) delegates and an active and engaged membership, the PSA would not be able to deliver the great results that we have over the past year:  - improved safety…

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SPECIAL LEAVE FOR PSA MEMBERS DURING COVID-19

SPECIAL LEAVE FOR PSA MEMBERS DURING COVID-19

In March 2020, the PSA won provisions for all of its members including casuals to take special leave during the pandemic. The recently extended arrangements for NSW Public Servants during the COVID-19 pandemic leave can be viewed HERE https://arp.nsw.gov.au/c2020-01-employment-arrangements-during-covid-19/ The PSA is aware of different interpretations out there by line managers. The following relates to when you need to see a doctor. If you have…

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MINIMISE YOUR TAX: WIN PLAUDITS

MINIMISE YOUR TAX: WIN PLAUDITS

Lendlease Chair Michael Ullmer this year nabbed himself an Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing and visual arts and to the finance and banking industry. His service to Australia’s tax coffers? Not so illustrious. Headlines about the Order of Australia this year were dominated by the worthiness of Tony Abbott and noted air transport aficionado Bronwyn Bishop, with the political Right throwing…

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THE SALARIES CASE: PSA THERE TO FIGHT

THE SALARIES CASE: PSA THERE TO FIGHT

The NSW Government thanks essential workers by denying them a pay rise. The Government’s predictable response to COVID-19 – to cut wages – was met with resistance from the PSA and other public sector unions. After weeks of platitudes about the essential work done by public servants throughout NSW, the State Government announced planned 2.5 per cent pay rises would not go ahead unless they…

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