Delegates and PSA officers including the General Secretary met with the Department on Monday 29 April 2013 to consult about the creation of the new 15 FACS Districts across NSW.
The Department has advised that the interim District Directors are required to submit their proposed District structures for consideration of FACS by 30 April 2013.
Despite numerous requests FACS has still not provided the PSA nor FACS delegates:
Copy of the current structures – “As is”
Proposed structures -“To be”
Proposed consultation mechanisms with the interim District Directors
Detailed Communication Strategy.
While FACS again stated that no positions would be lost, and that there is no savings requirement as part of localisation, they refused to give an undertaking to the PSA that no one would lose their job.
FACS undertook to provide the Association by 3 May 2013, a copy of the current agency structures, proposed consultation model and the communications strategy.
They also agreed to provide a copy of the draft proposed District structure prior to our next scheduled meeting on 27 May 2013.
On 10 May 2013 the PSA lodged a dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW as two of our main concerns were not addressed. These concerns are:
No consultation has occurred with the PSA in relation to the development of specific district structures;
Despite undertaking to do so, FACS has not provided the PSA with existing organisational charts nor the Department’s staffing establishment
Your PSA contacts are:
Kerrie Butson, Industrial Officer
Dylan Smith, A/Industrial Officer
Helen Plumb, Organiser (Group Homes)
Caroline Staples, Organiser
(Homecare & ADHC Large Residences)
Greg Corrigan, Industrial Officer
Kim Naylor, A/Organiser
Thane Pearce, Industrial Officer
Robin Croon, Organiser
Julie-Ann Bond, Industrial Officer
Gino Di Candilo, Organiser