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POVB Bulletin - Workers Compensation update

POVB Bulletin - Workers Compensation Campaign - 19 September 2014 (PDF version) There has been considerable media interest in the issue of Prison Officers workers’ compensation. The PSA was successful in the strategy very early into the piece to buy into media and social concern over inmate numbers. We managed to get considerable media coverage, including the front page of the Telegraph on one occasion,…

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RMS Combined Award arrives

The consolidation of seven Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) industrial instruments into one award has been finalised, enshrining some important wins for members and bringing to an end two long years of negotiations. The Roads and Maritime Services Consolidated Salaried Award 2014 was successfully agreed upon by the PSA and other RMS salaried staff unions in June this year, with only the ‘no extra claims’…

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Urgent restoration of some workers compensation benefits recommended (Fed) - NSW Greens

URGENT RESTORATION OF SOME WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS RECOMMENDED (FED) - NSW Greens Media Release (PDF version) MEDIA RELEASE Media Release 17 September 2014 A unanimous Parliamentary committee report tabled today recommends the urgent restoration of some workers compensation benefits that were slashed from the scheme by former Minister Pearce in 2012. The committee identified the scheme surplus at May 2014 as approximately $1.3 billion, heading…

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RMS member back on the road at Service NSW

A member from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has successfully secured a role at Service NSW, thanks to the PSA. The Industrial Relations Commission recommended that the member be permitted to sit a second job interview on the grounds that they had been unfairly disadvantaged during the recruitment process. The member had returned from overseas only one day before the interview took place and had…

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OneFACS and the transition of senior and executive staff update (excluding Home Care)

FACS Bulletin members update September 2014 (PDF version) On 16 June, the PSA wrote to the Secretary of FACS to outline our concerns about proposed changes to the senior staff resulting from the Government Sector Employment Act and to seek further information. The PSA met with the Secretary on 28 July 2014, followed by the Joint Consultative Committee meeting of 2 September 2014 where the…

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