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Media Release: NSW govt urged to deliver vax leave for workers as state’s roll out leaves disability, child protection, school staff exposed - 6 Jul 2021

Media Release: NSW govt urged to deliver vax leave for workers as state’s roll out leaves disability, child protection, school staff exposed - 6 Jul 2021

NSW govt urged to deliver vax leave for workers as state’s roll out leaves disability, child protection, school staff exposed NSW’s lackadaisical vaccine roll out has left disability support workers, child protection officers, and school support staff under vaccinated and exposed, with the Public Service Association again urging the government to introduce vaccine leave across the public sector. "Work commitments should never get in the…

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Media Release: NSW's contact tracing system at risk as workers face insecure, hostile work - 15 May 2021

Media Release: NSW's contact tracing system at risk as workers face insecure, hostile work - 15 May 2021

NSW's contact tracing system at risk as workers face insecure, hostile work The Berejiklian government is being urged to intervene and employ NSW'S contact tracers directly, with hundreds of the disease detectives uncertain about their ongoing work. The Public Service Association is warning NSW's contact tracers, many of whom are stood down aviation workers, may soon walk after more than a year of insecure work…

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Media Release: BEREJIKLIAN GOVT HALVES NUMBER OF MINISTERIAL DRIVERS, SLASHES ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS ROLES - 9 May 2021

Media Release: BEREJIKLIAN GOVT HALVES NUMBER OF MINISTERIAL DRIVERS, SLASHES ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS ROLES - 9 May 2021

BEREJIKLIAN GOVT HALVES NUMBER OF MINISTERIAL DRIVERS, SLASHES ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS ROLES   Half of NSW's ministerial drivers have lost their jobs, while Aboriginal Affairs has suffered a 6% reduction to staff as the Premier's own department is forced to cut staff to meet budget.   The Department of Premier and Cabinet has issued 18 redundancies for drivers, effectively halving the 40-strong workforce, just as their…

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Media Release: Govt cuts risk making Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum “empty and expensive mausoleums

Media Release: Govt cuts risk making Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum “empty and expensive mausoleums" 13/04/2021

Govt cuts risk making Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum “empty and expensive mausoleums" The NSW Government's plan to slash more than $37 million in funding from the state's cultural institutions will see huge staff cuts, cripple their ability to deliver world class exhibitions, and leave them empty, the union is warning. The planned budget cuts come as the the Art Gallery of NSW prepares…

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Media Release: Win for NSW parents, as union secures universal parental leave 07/04/2021

Media Release: Win for NSW parents, as union secures universal parental leave 07/04/2021

Win for NSW parents, as union secures universal parental leave All new parents working in the NSW public sector will have the potential to access up to 14 weeks paid parental leave, following a decade-long campaign by the Public Service Association. From 1 July 2021, NSW public sector employees who are primary carers will be able to access 14 weeks paid parental leave in the…

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