The last meeting of the Enhanced Support Unit (ESU) Working Group is scheduled for 28 March 2019. It is envisaged that at this meeting the Department will share the report that is being prepared by the project team that has been conducting workshops at all centres across the state.
The project team is currently conducting the last of these workshops at Cobham JJC. The team will then prepare the report to give to Director of State-Wide Operations, Steve Southgate. The department has made a commitment to have the report on the Minister’s desk by end of April 2019.
Your PSA representatives, Gino DiCandilo and Martin Robinson, have attended many of the focus groups, along with the local delegates. They can report that they have been well attended by Youth Officers, Shift Supervisors and support staff who were very active in participating and providing valuable information on how to safely manage these high risk detainees.
If you have been unable to attend any of the meetings and want to contribute to the process, the department has sent out a survey link to all staff and have also set up email@example.com to which you can send your suggestions or concerns. 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 complete 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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