The second meeting of the Enhanced Support Unit (ESU) Working Group was held on 28 February. In addition to the PSA, there were a range of stake holders present, including Justice Health, the NSW Children’s Guardian, Department of Family & Community Services, Corrective Services NSW, AbSec and the Department of Education. Future meetings of the working group will be held fortnightly.
In addition to the working group, a project team has been and will be visiting your centre to meet with staff and assess the infrastructure needs for the safe management of high risk detainees.
The workshop schedule has advertised by the department and the project team will visit each Centre. We encourage members to get involved in the process and consult with your local PSA delegates. This is your opportunity to contribute to ensure that it is done right.
The Project Team schedule is:-
- Riverina JJC 25th & 26th February 2019
- Acmena JJC 28th February & 1st March 2019
- Reiby JJC 28th February & 1st March 2019
- Frank Baxter JJC 4th to 6th March 2019
- Orana JJC 7th & 8th March 2019
- Cobham JJC 11th to 13th March 2019
Your PSA representative Gino DiCandilo was in attendance at the first workplace meeting conducted at Riverina JJC and Reiby JJC and along with the local delegates, reports that it was well attend by Youth Officers, Shift Supervisors and support staff who were very active in participating and providing valuable information.
If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, the department will be sending out a survey monkey link to all staff, the PSA encourages all members to participate and have a voice in this very important issue, if you are not comfortable or can’t attend the meetings or completing the survey please do not hesitate to speak to your local delegates or email your PSA representatives:
Your union is only as strong as its members: the more members we have, the stronger we are. Your union is not only your voice in the work place, the PSA also handles individual issues at work.
What can you do?
- Give a copy of this bulletin to your colleagues.
- Print this bulletin and put it up on your notice board.
- Ask a colleague to join the PSA.
- Get involved as your Workplace Contact
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