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Government finally acts on ICAC finding regarding SES Deputy Commissioners sacking

PSA media release Government finally acts on ICAC finding regarding SES Deputy Commissioners sacking (PDF version) MEDIA RELEASE The Baird Government has been forced to override its own employment contracts and finally reinstate the first female Deputy Commissioner of the State Emergency Services, whistleblower, Tara McCarthy after she was found to have been corruptly sacked said the Public Service Association (PSA). In May this year,…

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Charges laid over jail riot, brave prison officers commended - The Daily Telegraph

"I am acknowledging the fine work of all staff involved in managing the incident with official Commissioner's Commendations." Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin. Read the whole story HERE.

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Corrective Services POVB/COVB/ non-Custodial Industrial Bulletin

Corrective Services Bulletin October 2014 (PDF version) All branches of the PSA membership met with CSNSW Executive on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 to discuss the upcoming budgetary requirements for the period 2014-15. In that meeting PSA representatives were advised of the $24 million dollar shortfall in the budget for the financial year. Due to a commitment from the NSW Attorney General, CSNSW brought in all…

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New push to give casual workers the right to permanent work - ACTU

ACTU MEDIA RELEASE: Casuals Award Claim (PDF) Unions are pushing to give more than two million casual workers in Australia the right to become permanent employees. In making the announcement on World Day for Decent Work, ACTU President Ged Kearney said it was unfair that many casuals work regular shifts and rosters but miss out on important entitlements like sick leave and annual leave. “Unions…

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Riot at Goulburn prison highlights need for proper workers comp

PSA Media Release Goulburn riot 22 September 2014 (PDF version) The riot at the maximum security Goulburn Prison over the weekend highlighted the need for proper workers compensation for the state’s Prison Officers said the Public Service Association (PSA). While no officers were injured in the disturbance which involved approximately 30 inmates, injuries to Prison Officers are common in overcrowded prisons such as Goulburn. When…

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