Interested in becoming a Delegate? - Public Service Association

Interested in becoming a Delegate?

Interested in becoming a Delegate – July 2018 (PDF version)

The most effective way to voice workplace concerns and progress the interests of employees at Legal Aid is through the PSA.

The PSA has a longstanding relationship with Legal Aid and engages in system of structured consultation with the Legal Aid executive (including the CEO). PSA delegates at Legal Aid play a central role in these processes. PSA delegates and PSA staff advocate for members in a number of forums, the Peak Consultative Committee is the Central structure. More generally, delegates are also involved in dealing with workplace issues across Legal Aid on a collective level and assist members on an individual basis with the support of PSA staff. The Award protects the right of delegates in their duties. The following fact sheet found HERE provides further detail on the role of the delegate.

Delegates are part of the delegates’ committee which holds regular two-monthly meetings. Issues dealt with at these meetings include:

  • Developing Mental Health & Viewing Disturbing Materials guidelines
  • The problem of excessive workloads in various units
  • Work health and safety issues
  • Surveillance of staff by management
  • Guidelines for Staff on External Committees and Secondary Employment Guidelines
  • Prisoners Legal Service Review
  • Grants Review
  • Administrative Services Review Prisoners Legal Service Review
  • EAGP reform changes
  • Administrative Services Review
  • Grants Review
  • Eligibility policy review
  • Prisoners Legal Service Review
  • EAGP reform changes
  • Eligibility policy review
  • POD review

The PSA encourages interested members to nominate themselves as PSA delegates in the upcoming election. Nominations close on 3 August. The current PSA delegates are:

Head office:                  Justin Hutchinson

Fairfield:                        Sarah Ibrahim

Gosford:                         Christopher Murnane

Burwood:                       Eileen Peck

Campbelltown:               Damien Hennessey

Penrith:                           Sarah Ellison

Nowra:                            Sharlene Naismith

Parramatta:                  Elanor Canning

Please speak to a delegate or PSA staff if you would like further information about being a delegate

Your PSA staff

Monika Wunderlin – Industrial Officer

Kirra Jackson – Organiser

What can you do?

  1. Ask a work colleague join the PSA today
  2. Distribute this bulletin to colleagues
  3. Attend PSA meetings at your worksite
  4. Get involved become a PSA Delegate

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