Update on the Efficiency Dividend, Machinery of Government Changes including Strategy Policy & Commissioning & Corporate Staff Phase 2 of the restructure for Housing and Community Services Members
Members are undertaking crucial work for the most vulnerable members of our community through the difficult and unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.
As we continue to deal with this crisis, more and more people will be seeking the support and assistance of the Department to deal with their challenging circumstances and the Department will need the skill and experience of ALL its staff.
The PSA stands shoulder to shoulder with members to support you through these unprecedented times.
It is simply unacceptable for the Government to impose such cost cutting measures when now more than ever the community of NSW needs the vital work that you all do.
In these uncertain times it is important that you have the backing of the Government and have job security as you meet these demands and challenges.
The Corporate Services and SPC restructures would see the forced exit of many skilled and experienced workers who the Department rely on now more than ever.
PSA Delegates and staff have stressed to the Department that the Efficiency Dividend needs to be scrapped and that all restructures should be stopped.
At the urging of the PSA the Department has:
- extended the deadline for EOIs until 27 March.
- assured staff that no redundancies will occur in Corporate Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- the SPC Reform Program is now on hold.
We continue to press for the scrapping of the Efficiency Dividend and a halt to the restructures being undertaken.
We will keep members updated as the fight for job security continues.
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