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Bullying inquiry slams workcover culture

Bullying inquiry slams workcover culture

MEDIA RELEASE Media Release re WorkCover Inquiry 19 June 2014 (PDF) The Public Service Association of NSW (PSA) welcomes today’s findings and recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the bullying culture that exists in WorkCover which seriously damages the credibility of the NSW workplace safety regulator. Today’s report confirms what staff at WorkCover have known and loathed for many years, that a serious culture of…

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PSA wins reinstatement and backpay for prison officer

PSA wins reinstatement and backpay for prison officer

The PSA has had a significant victory on behalf of a Port Macquarie Corrective Services Officer who had been dismissed. The Industrial Relations Commission ordered the member be reinstated and paid the wages lost since his dismissal in September 2013. The PSA had attempted to settle the matter with Corrective Services through the conciliation process but were rebuffed by the Department. The matter was then…

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Prison officer, community safety at risk from overcrowded prisons

Prison officer, community safety at risk from overcrowded prisons

MEDIA RELEASE Media Release: Prison Officer, community safety at risk from overcrowded prisons (PDF Version) NSW prisons are struggling to cope with a prison population boom, placing prison officer and community safety at risk, according to the Public Service Association of NSW (PSA). “We are equally concerned about what happens when offenders who have already displayed bad behavior are granted parole to make room in…

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Hurstville move for Births and Marriages Registry death of city service

Hurstville move for Births and Marriages Registry death of city service

MEDIA RELEASE Hurstville move for Births and Marriages Registry death of city service (PDF Version) The NSW Government’s announcement yesterday that the offices of the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages will be moved to Hurstville in 2015 brings to an end more than 150 years of tradition in the Sydney CBD, according to the Public Service Association of NSW (PSA). The move will severely…

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Senior Executive Change bulletin

Senior Executive Change bulletin

Senior Executive Change bulletin June 2014 (PDF Version) Background In February 2013, the NSW Government introduced a new senior executive classification which transfers senior officers from the award based system to ongoing contracts. The GSE Act came into force on 24 February 2014 and since then the finer details and full impact of the senior executive reforms are being revealed. From the date of commencement:…

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