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UNION DEMANDS RESTRUCTURE OF TAFE BE STOPPED - 27/11/19

UNION DEMANDS RESTRUCTURE OF TAFE BE STOPPED - 27/11/19

PSA media release  Wednesday 27 November 2019  UNION DEMANDS RESTRUCTURE OF TAFE BE STOPPED  CPSU-NSW today demanded NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoffrey Lee put an immediate halt to a planned restructure of NSW TAFE that will lead to the loss of almost 200 jobs. CPSU-NSW Assistant State Secretary Troy Wright said the union believed that the Change Management Plans developed by the…

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PSA backs Labor's mandatory blood testing calls - Media Release 31/10/2019

PSA backs Labor's mandatory blood testing calls - Media Release 31/10/2019

MEDIA RELEASE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 PSA backs Labor's mandatory blood testing calls The following can be attributed to Stewart Little, General Secretary of the Public Service Association. “The Public Service Association supports NSW Labor’s announcement to introduce a bill into NSW Parliament for mandatory blood testing, in particular for our members in NSW Corrective Services and Youth Justice. We encourage the government to implement…

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PSA comment on IRC direction concerning NSW correctives strike

PSA comment on IRC direction concerning NSW correctives strike

The following statement can be attributed to a Public Service Association spokesperson: “On Thursday 28 February 2019 Acting Judge Stuart Graham issued a decision quashing the conviction against Bassam Hamzy in August 2017 for an assault on a prison officer within the Goulburn Correctional Complex. “Subsequently, the Department have also given a direction that officers may not impose behaviour management plans against violent and dangerous…

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PSA to comment on Goulburn Correctional Complex industrial action following spate of inmate violence

PSA to comment on Goulburn Correctional Complex industrial action following spate of inmate violence

Stewart Little, General Secretary of the Public Service Association, will be available to comment and take questions regarding industrial action at Goulburn Correctional Complex.   Date:       Friday, 8 March Time:       2.30pm Place:      Back of State Parliament, Sydney (Tree of Knowledge) Contact:  Suze Metherell 0412 867 084   Background: Since a judge's decision to reverse Bassam Hamzy's 20-month sentence extension for bashing…

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Corrections Officer Day Friday 18th January 2019

Corrections Officer Day Friday 18th January 2019

A statement from the Prison Officers Association of Australasia (POAA) "Last year, every State and Territory in Australia celebrated the 3rd Friday in January as “National Corrections Officer Day”. We are pleased to say that from 2019, this day will be acknowledged in New Zealand by the Corrections Association of New Zealand, and we hope that next year the government will follow suit. Corrections Officers…

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