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NSW renames roads while cutting road safety, education and health

NSW renames roads while cutting road safety, education and health

The NSW Public Service Association has questioned the O’Farrell Government’s priorities after announcing $20 million on renaming roads. This follows cutting road safety, education and health. “Where are the government’s priorities? It’s hard to see how this is a top priority while the government is slashing jobs and services,” said NSW PSA Assistant Secretary Steve Turner. “Just two months ago the NSW Government cut jobs…

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Public sector workers will stand up for jobs

Public sector workers will stand up for jobs

Protests by public sector workers will go ahead on Monday, as thousands face jobs cuts and cuts to conditions under the NSW Liberal Government. Public Service Association of NSW General Secretary John Cahill said that the anger of workers and their families about the threat of job loss and loss of rights is deep in the community, and will not be held back. "It is…

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Enough is enough: NSW public service workers vote for ongoing action against cuts to jobs and conditions

Enough is enough: NSW public service workers vote for ongoing action against cuts to jobs and conditions

Monday, 8 October 2012 NSW public service workers have this morning endorsed ongoing political and industrial action against the relentless cuts to jobs, work rights and services across NSW by the O’Farrell Government. At Sydney Town Hall and more than 46 locations across NSW, Public Service Association of NSW members endorsed a resolution calling on the NSW Government to: withdraw its application for a new…

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$406.3 million cut will shatter community services in NSW

$406.3 million cut will shatter community services in NSW

Funding cuts of $406.3 million to the Department of Community Services revealed in media reports today will have serious impacts on the ability of child protection workers to keep children and families safe, according to the Public Service Association of NSW. The cut of almost half a billion dollars in funding will exacerbate protracted understaffing, ongoing job cuts and cuts to early intervention services already…

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Maitland caseworkers walk out over staff cuts and budget cutbacks

Maitland caseworkers walk out over staff cuts and budget cutbacks

Community services child protection staff Maitland have stopped work for an hour this morning over concerns about the impact of inadequate staffing, according to the Public Service Association of NSW. PSA General Secretary John Cahill said understaffing and a lack of resources means the overwhelming majority of vulnerable children being brought to the attention of community services are not being seen by caseworkers. “Over the…

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