Holding them accountable: Transports’ obligation to you - Public Service Association

Holding them accountable: Transports’ obligation to you

The PSA is aware of breaches to consultation obligations by TfNSW across the cluster.

The PSA would like to remind members of the duty TfNSW has to workers and unions when any change is proposed:

Under 8.6 of the the TfNSW Award, Transport must provide the following information every time a change in policy, procedure, technology, system, structure etcetera occurs:

  1. The proposed change
  2. Effects on Employees
  3. A rationale for proposed changes
  4. How these changes apply to their obligation to limit labour hire and contractors
  5. Transport must meet with affected employees and the union to discuss in good faith the effects of the proposed changes
  6. Workers will be given the opportunity and reasonable time to give feedback about proposed changes. Please contact your Organiser or Industrial Officer with your feedback so that we can collate it and raise it on your behalf
  7. TfNSW will genuinely consider and respond in writing any feedback provided by workers and the PSA before the final decision is made

For those of you under the RMS Award, the consultation obligations are largely the same.

Examples of recent breaches by TfNSW include:

  1. Management sending out an email advising workers of a change to systems the day before the change was made
  2. No position descriptions provided during a restructure
  3. Town Hall style presentations with little meaningful engagement with affected workers
  4. Links to the Intranet which cannot be accessed by Union Officials
  5. Dismissive attitudes to feedback
  6. Workers not being given enough time to give feedback
  7. Convoluted presentations and documents with little meaningful information

If you have any questions or concerns about how a change is being implemented, please contact your Organiser Izzy Maish to discuss:


PSA Delegates

Dane Richards Corporate Services, Burwood

Adam Carroll: Regional and Outer Metro, Grafton

Janet Miller: People and Culture, Macquarie Park

Gary Sladden: Customer Strategy and Technology, Yennora

Sharon Smith: Corporate Services, Newcastle West

Lee-Anne Stanford: Regional and Outer Metro, Wollongong

Hayley Dellaca: Infrastructure and Place, Newcastle

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