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Outsourcing of Court Reporter jobs cheap justice

Outsourcing of Court Reporter jobs cheap justice

Media Release Court Reporters from the NSW Attorney General’s Department stopped work this morning to discuss a proposal to privatise civil work in the NSW Supreme Court. The members of the Court Reporters Vocational Branch of the Public Service Association of NSW are concerned that the outsourcing of court reporting and transcription duties to the cheapest provider will mean a lowering of standards and a…

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PSA calls on Government to honour wage policy after pay win

PSA calls on Government to honour wage policy after pay win

The Industrial Relations Commission today ruled that the full 2.5% available under the Government’s wages policy be paid to members employed under the Public Sector Salaries and related awards. An interim increase of 2.27% has already been paid. Today’s decision by the Commission is available HERE. The PSA now calls on the Government to accept the Commission’s decision and honour its own wages policy and…

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FACS Localisation Industrial Bulletin - December 2013

FACS Localisation Industrial Bulletin - December 2013

Post-Localisation Consultative Arrangements still in dispute FACS and the PSA are yet to agree on new consultative arrangements following the September launch of the new 15 district ‘localisation’ structure. The PSA was back in the NSW IRC on Friday, 6 December in an effort to finalise new consultative arrangements that reflect the Department’s new operating environment. Under FACS’s proposal the Department would abolish state-wide divisional…

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Government to investigate new ways to administer portable long service leave in NSW

Government to investigate new ways to administer portable long service leave in NSW

Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations Mike Baird today announced the NSW Government will undertake a scoping study to improve the governance and administration of the state’s two portable long service schemes for the construction and contract cleaning industries. “We are interested in the schemes that operate in Victoria and Tasmania, which were transferred to industry more than 15 years ago and have the flexibility…

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ICAC Media Release - inquiry into SES Commissioner starts tomorrow

ICAC Media Release - inquiry into SES Commissioner starts tomorrow

http://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/article/4465 The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption's (ICAC) public inquiry into allegations concerning the State Emergency Service (SES) Commissioner will commence tomorrow, Tuesday 3 December 2013, at 10:00 am. The ICAC is examining allegations that SES Commissioner Murray Kear took detrimental action against Deputy Commissioner Tara McCarthy, including dismissal from her position on 14 May 2013, in reprisal for Ms McCarthy making allegations to Mr…

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