On Wednesday 22 June, PSA delegates and OEH representatives met to further discuss NPWS proposals to change or amend certain provisions in the NPWS Award. Prior to the meeting, the PSA wrote to OEH to offer an alternative proposal.
The key points in the letter are:
At Wednesday’s meeting, the PSA sought clarity and definition on role descriptions for a future Ranger classification. When asked to consider how capabilities compare against the proposed classification, the agency could not provide a detailed capability assessment.
The PSA continues to be willing to negotiate, however cannot in good faith continue discussions with the agency without clarity on what your role (or band) classification will be in the future. The PSA believes the current role description represents the base level requirement for any classification.
It is unfortunate that the meeting broke down when OEH representatives decided to leave without reaching agreement on any of the issues discussed.
The PSA is in a strong position to maintain and protect your award conditions and we will continue and fight to do so. The PSA advises members that the ‘no extra claims’ clause contained in the NPWS Award continues to apply to all members which means you are protected from any new claims that may be to your disadvantage.
We are stronger together, meaning the more members we have the stronger we are. You can do this by ensuring non-members join the PSA. Joining the PSA allows us to collectively work towards fighting for, and protecting, your rights at work.
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