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NSW contact tracers need security: union - Blue Mountains Gazette 15/05/2021

NSW contact tracers need security: union - Blue Mountains Gazette 15/05/2021

A lack of security and "rostering chaos" are leading to growing unrest among contact tracers in NSW, putting the vital public health measure at risk, the public service union is warning. Many of the workers who interview infected residents and chase down COVID's spread are not employed directly by the NSW government, the Public Service Association says. Instead, they are engaged through ad-hoc labour hire…

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Grateful for frontline staff - Illawarra Mercury 03/05/2021

Grateful for frontline staff - Illawarra Mercury 03/05/2021

Illawarra Mercury Monday 3rd May 2021 PSA Delegate Nicole Harding, who is employed at NSW SES State Headquarters speaking at the May Day rally in Wollongong on Saturday. "Working in the public service and for an emergency service agency, we have been in the thick of the action over the last few years," she said. "We've worked tireless hours through bushfires, floods and a pandemic.…

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NSW Dept of Customer Service to merge IT teams in restructure - IT News 28/04/2021

NSW Dept of Customer Service to merge IT teams in restructure - IT News 28/04/2021

PSA General Secretary Stewart Little said the planned restructure was “an acknowledgement of what an abject failure the 2015 outsourcing to Unisys has been”. “The NSW DCS says it is now investing in governance, in-house IT ability and the state's cyber-security. It absolutely should do this,” he said. “But it needs to go further and bring all IT functions in-house, so that we can have…

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Museums & art galleries face massive funding cuts in June 2021 budget - 7 News 13/01/4/2021

Museums & art galleries face massive funding cuts in June 2021 budget - 7 News 13/01/4/2021

Sydney's most important museums and art galleries are facing massive funding cuts in the June State Budget. The Australian Museum looks like it will lose $13 million a year, the Art Gallery of New South Wales $9 million - with fears that will lead to savage cutbacks to exhibitions and staff. www.7NEWS.com.au 7NEWS at 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSsydney/posts/4599158830108214

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NSW public servants to receive universal parental leave - The Mandarin 07/04/2021

NSW public servants to receive universal parental leave - The Mandarin 07/04/2021

All New South Wales public sector employees who are primary carers will soon be able to access up to 14 weeks’ paid parental leave in the first year of their baby’s life, in a move the Public Service Association has described as a “huge win”. The change will come into effect from July 1, 10 years after the PSA first began campaigning for equal parental…

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