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Juvie inmate’s ‘absolutely horrendous’ move that forced 15 officers off duty - 2GB 20/11/2020

Juvie inmate’s ‘absolutely horrendous’ move that forced 15 officers off duty - 2GB 20/11/2020

Unions have welcomed proposed laws that would compel those who spit on frontline workers to undergo disease testing. In the jail system, police officers have been exposed to bodily fluids 448 times in three years, with 135 incidents in 2020 alone. Public Service Association General Secretary Stewart Little told Ray Hadley the laws, which have passed the NSW lower house and will now move to…

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NSW eyes testing for attackers of [Prison Officers] - 19/11/2020

NSW eyes testing for attackers of [Prison Officers] - 19/11/2020

Anyone who attacks a police officer or other frontline worker will be subject to mandatory disease testing under laws passed in the NSW lower house. Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said the mandatory testing scheme would help provide some peace of mind and lessen anxiety for affected workers. A person subject to a Mandatory Testing Order will be required to provide a blood…

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Women in the NSW public sector want to see flexible work arrangements continue post-COVID - Women's Agenda 13 Nov 2020

Women in the NSW public sector want to see flexible work arrangements continue post-COVID - Women's Agenda 13 Nov 2020

https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/women-in-the-nsw-public-sector-want-to-see-flexible-work-arrangements-continue-post-covid/ omen working in the NSW public sector have experienced more meaningful flexible work during COVID-19 and many want the arrangements to continue, a new survey has revealed. The What Women Want survey, conducted by the Public Service Association, found that women in the NSW public sector would like to continue to access flexible work arrangements post-COVID. Many women surveyed indicated they had been getting more work…

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Union takes NSW Public Service Commission to court over job cuts - The Mandarin 24 Sep 2020

Union takes NSW Public Service Commission to court over job cuts - The Mandarin 24 Sep 2020

The New South Wales Public Service Commission plans to axe 10 senior roles involved with meeting public sector diversity targets, according to the public sector union. In 2019 Premier Gladys Berejiklian set a target of having employed 114 senior leaders from Indigenous backgrounds in the state’s public sector by 2025, as part of her plan to foster a “world class” public service. Other public sector…

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Gun registry severely understaffed a year after Edwards family murders - News.com.au 21 Sep 2020

Gun registry severely understaffed a year after Edwards family murders - News.com.au 21 Sep 2020

Understaffing at the NSW gun registry rocketed to a six-year high 12 months after a horrific murder-suicide shocked the nation and prompted the registry to overhaul its systems. The 30 per cent vacancy rate put the community at “significant risk”, according to Public Service Association assistant secretary Troy Wright. “Even more concerning has been to learn that some of these roles have been contracted out…

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