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POVB member update

POVB member update

POVB member bulletin November 2015 (PDF version) To bring you up to date with recent activities, I provide the following overview of current issues: Disputes in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) The POVB has been involved in 6 collective disputes including Amber Laurel, inmate numbers, Silverwater Women’s and the staff transfer policy. There have also been individual representations before the Commission including unfair dismissals. We…

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Penrith rally against privatisation of AHDC - Stand with us for A Real Choice

Penrith rally against privatisation of AHDC - Stand with us for A Real Choice

ADHC bulletin announcing the Nepean Blue Mountains Rally - 13 Nov 2015 (PDF version) Following the successful rally in Newcastle, members in the Nepean-Blue Mountains area are rallying to raise public awareness of the Government’s plan to fully privatise all disability services in NSW. Members will be calling out the Government on its consistent refusal to talk to or consult with the PSA about the…

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Department of Education Flexible Working Hours Agreement

Department of Education Flexible Working Hours Agreement

Department of Education Flexible Working Hours Agreement - November 2015 (PDF version) Your delegates, PSA Industrial staff and the Department have been meeting regularly since August to negotiate a new Flexible Working Hours Agreement. The final draft can be viewed HERE The main provisions are: A 12-week settlement period, with the important proviso that staff providing direct service to schools can negotiate to accumulate days…

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Business Technology Services restructure

Business Technology Services restructure

Business Technology Services restructure November 2015 (PDF version) On 3 November 2015 the Department of Industry announced a change management plan that will affect staff in the Business Technology Services unit. In what amounts to a “spill and fill”, 50 existing positions will be deleted and 46 new positions will be created to bring the unit into line with recent changes to the organisational structure.…

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ADHC Members strike for A Real Choice in the Hunter

ADHC Members strike for A Real Choice in the Hunter

ADHC members strike for A Real Choice in the Hunter - 6 Nov 2015 (PDF version) On Wednesday 4 November hundreds of PSA Members across the Hunter successfully took strike action to fight the NSW Government’s wholesale privatisation of ADHC. Despite inclement and threatening weather, members gathered at Casurina Grove and Tomaree, and in Newcastle 250 members were joined by ADHC clients, families and supporters…

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