NSW Trustee & Guardian Business Case Beyond 2017 Update - Public Service Association

NSW Trustee & Guardian Business Case Beyond 2017 Update

NSW Trustee & Guardian Business Case Beyond – September 2016 (PDF Version)

The NSWTAG Advisory Group has met and agreed that industrial action is imperative. A survey of the membership has supported this action.

HERE is a Direction from the PSA to NSWTAG members statewide to participate in a two-hour stop work meeting from 11.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday, 8 September  2016. Members are requested to meet at the front of their office.

Members are reminded any victimisation as a result of the stop-work meeting must be reported to the PSA through your delegates immediately. No member is to be penalised in the recruitment process currently underway or subjected to retributive action in any way because of this action.


The Pilot for the NSW Trustee and Guardian (NSWTAG) Business Case, Beyond 2017 commenced in January 2016 and was to conclude at the end of April 2016. However, it has been extended indefinitely.

Members have continually expressed concerns about the viability of the Pilot and the way in which NSWTAG will operate into the future. Delegates and the PSA have met regularly with NSWTAG Management in an endeavour to ensure that NSWTAG implement viable operating systems/processes, provides an appropriate level of service to the community, addresses serious work, health and safety concerns to members, follows transparent recruitment procedures and that members are afforded procedural fairness on every level of the transformation.

Numerous appearances by the PSA at the IRC with NSWTAG have failed to ensure that NSWTAG management act in the best interests of members and the community. Members are at breaking point. While Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) was engaged to undertake a review of the Pilot, the accountancy firm has failed to acknowledge the serious operating flaws of the model – including, but not limited to:

  • the impact, from a work, health and safety aspect of the poor operating model
  • the long-term impact of the lack of service provided to clients
  • failure to undertake a risk assessment (as requested by the PSA and delegates).

Other issues of concern to members include:

  • the flawed recruitment processes – including the expectation that 1/2s (who will not secure a position in the new structure) undertake higher graded roles until the restructure is rolled out
  • rolling out of new programs without the infrastructure to support their operation – for example, OWLS, the new will making program – no legitimate training provided nor procedure/guidelines for the operation of this system
  • perpetuation of the “bullying” culture despite the A/CEO’s commitment to address this.

What can you do?

  • Give a copy of this bulletin to your colleagues.
  • Print out this bulletin and put it up on your notice board.
  • Ask a colleague to join the PSA.
  • Get involved as your Area Contact.
  • Set up work place members’ committees with regular scheduled meetings.

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