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$50 million announcement no relief for schools staff

$50 million announcement no relief for schools staff

PSA Media release The announcement by NSW Minister for Education, Rob Stokes about reducing the administrative burden on Principals, demonstrates his lack of understanding of how our public schools really function said the Public Service Association (PSA). The union was responding to the Minister’s announcement that $50 million in flexible funding is to be provided to Principals to employ business managers. “The fact is School…

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National Park cuts let loose wild dogs and bushfires

National Park cuts let loose wild dogs and bushfires

PSA Media release Large areas of the state will be left exposed to bushfires and uncontrolled wild dogs in the wake of a restructure of National Park operations by the Office of Environment & Heritage, the Public Service Association (PSA) says. The restructure in the lead up to the bushfire season, when experienced planning should be in full swing, will also impact on the safety…

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NSW wipes its hands of disability services as Productivity Commission raises major concerns - PSA

NSW wipes its hands of disability services as Productivity Commission raises major concerns - PSA

PSA Media release The Public Service Association (PSA) has slammed the NSW Government for scrapping public disability services as a Productivity Commission report raises serious concerns about access and cost blow outs with the NDIS. The report also highlighted the PSA’s long held concern that some people with disability are receiving a reduced service under the NDIS. “The disaster this union has been warning about…

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Govt Dis-Connex - Budget must relieve disability care, child protection and prison crisis: PSA

Govt Dis-Connex - Budget must relieve disability care, child protection and prison crisis: PSA

PSA media release The NSW Government must halt its socially destructive privatisation agenda and focus attention on such critical public services as disability care, child protection and prisons said the Public Service Association (PSA). The PSA, the state’s largest public sector union, calls on the State Government to openly assess the socio-economic impact of any proposed privatisation as part of the budgetary process. The union…

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Public prison announcement a win for public safety

Public prison announcement a win for public safety

PSA Media release: The PSA is today celebrating its win in the fight to keep the NSW prison system in public hands. Today’s announcement that the John Morony Correctional Centre at Windsor will remain a state run facility is a clear victory for common sense and recognition of the work and capacity of Correctional Officers said the union. “That a Government hell bent on privatising…

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