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100 jobs in limbo as WorkCover abandons Gosford

100 jobs in limbo as WorkCover abandons Gosford

A hundred WorkCover staff are in limbo after being told yesterday that senior positions would be relocated to Sydney sparking fears up to three-quarters of staff could follow, according to the NSW Public Service Association.

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High Court challenge to public sector wage cap

High Court challenge to public sector wage cap

The PSA will challenge in the High Court the constitutional validity of the State government’s industrial laws that cap public sector pay rises. The laws were designed to impede the independence of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission in determining fair pay rates.

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Public education in firing line as Local Schools Local Decisions hits the road

Public education in firing line as Local Schools Local Decisions hits the road

On 11 March, the O’Farrell Government announced – via the Sunday newspapers – that its Local Schools Local Decisions initiative – the most far reaching changes ever proposed in public education in this state – would be implemented across all NSW schools from April.

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Workers Comp to be slashed

Workers Comp to be slashed

The O’Farrell Government has signalled their intention to slash workers compensation in NSW. Apparently cutting public sector wages and conditions just isn’t going to be enough to fund a new rail link. The main announcement was a softening up exercise, typically made in the Daily Telegraph complete with shock and awe statistics. The main announcement was a softening up exercise, typically made in the Daily…

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