Dept. of Finance, Services & Innovation – Clean desk policy - Public Service Association

Dept. of Finance, Services & Innovation – Clean desk policy

Dept. of Finance, Services & Innovation – Clean desk policy – December 2016 (PDF version)


The NSW Government is attempting to squeeze more workers into less space with its “hot desk policy”. The PSA views this as an attempt to minimise rental expenses for government accommodation in buildings they have sold and are now renting off private interests.

This is, on the whole, being done without adequate consultation with staff and the PSA, without taking into account the types of work being undertaken. It is done without consultation about workers’ individual work, their safety needs or access to alternate work locations, including working from home.

We invite all PSA members who work at DFSI to take this three-minute survey on how DFSI’s clean desk policy will affect your work and workplace.

Complete the survey HERE.

The PSA is currently in dispute with the Department over its failure to recognise its obligation to consult with the PSA. We have argued in front of Commissioner Stanton that the DFSI must consult with the union on matters that may affect the health and safety of its workforce within the meaning of section 49(d) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

We had a win with the Commissioner, recommending the Department must engage with the union to discuss outstanding WHS issues. That will occur of coming weeks.

To learn more about the campaign against hot or scorched desking join us for a huge end-of-year Christmas members’ meeting at McKell at 1pm Friday 16 December.

The PSA will provide lunch and other assorted snacks and drinks.

Please join us.

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