On Thursday 12 January 2023, CSNSW and the PSA appeared in the Industrial Relations Commission as part of the consent application to rescind the Crown Employee (Correctional Officers, Department of Communities and Justice) Award for Kempsey, Dillwynia, Wellington and John Morony (KDWJ Award), and transition affected staff to the following Awards relevant to their classification:
- Crown Employees (Correctional Officers, Department of Communities and Justice – Corrective Services NSW) Award
- Crown Employees (Senior Assistant Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents, Department of Communities and Justice – Corrective Services NSW) Award
- Crown Employees (Custodial Executive Ranked Officers, Department of Communities and Justice – Corrective Services NSW) Award
The Chief Commissioner made the orders to affect the above change, and as a result the KDWJ Award has been officially rescinded!
What does this mean?
Essentially this means that if you were covered by the KDWJ Award, as of Monday 16 January 2023 you transitioned to one of the above Awards (dependent on your classification) and will receive the entitlements contained within this Award.
A win for members
The rescission of the KDWJ Award has been consistently raised by delegates and members as an issue that needed to be addressed. Thanks to the dedication of your PSA delegates, as well as the cooperative and consultative approach taken by CSNSW on the issue of Award consolidation, this outcome has now been achieved.