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Cuts to DEC Regional Offices

Cuts to DEC Regional Offices

The Deputy Director General Schools announced today on top of the $1.7 b cuts from the Education announced yesterday that the current 10 DEC Regional Office structure will be radically changed.

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Armidale hit by up to 100 UNE job cuts

Armidale hit by up to 100 UNE job cuts

General staff jobs are being cut at an alarming rate at the University of New England with up to 100 jobs on the chopping block, says the Community and Public Sector Union.

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Rangers warn unauthorised hunting rife in national parks: survey

Rangers warn unauthorised hunting rife in national parks: survey

The NSW Government’s plan to legalise recreational hunting in NSW national parks would be hazardous to visitors and native animals while failing to control feral pests, according to a statewide survey of rangers and national park staff released today. The survey, conducted by the Public Service Association of NSW, also found that hunting was already rife in national parks though currently illegal – with many…

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Parramatta Community Services Staff walk out over understaffing

Parramatta Community Services Staff walk out over understaffing

Child protection staff at the Parramatta Community Service Centre (CSC) have this afternoon become the 10th office in NSW to walk off the job, voicing their concerns about the impact of inadequate staffing, according to the Public Service Association. The Parramatta CSC runs at a vacancy rate of almost 30%, leaving just 38 positions filled. The regional office, which services between Auburn and Lithgow and…

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Parramatta  child protection works stop work

Parramatta child protection works stop work

On Tuesday Parramatta CSC, Metro West Regional Office and Parramatta JIRT joined other offices across the state who've stopped work in protest at chronic under-staffing, job and program cuts, and ever-increasing red tape. The 60 strong members rallied outside the Community Services Macquarie Street office - sporting placards and cardboard cutouts to represent the number of unfilled vacancies - before marching on the office of local Parramatta MP, Geoff…

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