The Department of Justice has corresponded with the PSA over putting forward a proposal. The proposal is pending CSO Management’s consideration of the new department Flexible Working Hours Agreement 2017 and consultation with the PSA about this agreement. The Crown Solicitor’s Office proposes entering into a Local Arrangement which would provide that the Attorney General’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement 2006 continues at the CSO until the Local Arrangement is terminated or varied. Clause 10 of the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009 prescribes that a Local Arrangement can be terminated by giving 12 months’ notice. The correspondence received from the department is HERE.
The PSA has advised the department we have to obtain a vote from our members about their proposal and we will advise the department further in due course.
A members’ meeting will be held to discuss the Local Arrangement and the way forward in dealing with it. That is, whether members wish the CSO to adopt the 2017 Flexible Working Hours Agreement negotiated between the PSA and the department and when it should be adopted. The meeting is on:
We are seeking as many members as possible to attend the meeting.
To inform you about the differences between the Department of Justice Flexible Working Hours Agreement 2017 and the Attorney General’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement 2006, the 2017 Agreement is HERE and the 2006 Agreement is HERE.
During the meeting, we will also ask for members to nominate as workplace delegates to replace Leigh Plater. Leigh has done so much for members during her time as a delegate, but has decided to take a break from her duties.
As always the PSA welcomes members’ feedback. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact your delegate firstly and, if required, the PSA.
Your union will continue to update members on the developments with the Local Arrangement and will have further members meetings to update members.
As always, the PSA welcomes member’s feedback. Should you have any questions or comments please contact your delegate firstly and if required the PSA.
Teri Southwell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Leigh Plater – email@example.com
Andrew Boulton – PSA Industrial Officer
Surabi Alauddin – PSA Organiser