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Positive outcomes

Tara McCarthy reinstatement a victory

For the last 18 months the PSA has been working to have Tara McCarthy, the first female deputy Commissioner in the history of the State Emergency Services reinstated after she was corruptly sacked.

Today, it has been announced that Deputy Commissioner McCarthy will return to her position.

This is an important win not only for Deputy Commissioner McCarthy, but also for the broader membership as it has given the PSA an opportunity to highlight the unfair nature of the contracts that thousands of public servants are being forced to sign.

The matter has also brought the Government’s attention to shortcomings in the Protected Information Disclosure (PID) Act.

Click HERE to read the PSA’s media release.

Government response to WorkCover Parliamentary Inquiry into bullying

Members may remember the unfair dismissal case fought by the PSA for Wayne Butler from WorkCover.

I forwarded damning sections of the Industrial Relations Commission’s judgement to all members on the day it was handed down by Deputy Commissioner Rodney Harrison.

This case then resulted in a broader parliamentary inquiry into bullying inside WorkCover, the workplace health and safety regulator.

Last Friday I received the Government’s positive response to the Parliamentary Inquiry.

Click HERE to view that response.

PSA delegates and members in WorkCover should be very proud of what they have achieved and for the way in which they have supported their fellow PSA member, Mr Butler.

It is worth noting that both of the above matters have been actively pursued in State Parliament by Greens Upper House MLC David Shoebridge and I would like to thank him for this support.

Response from Public Service Commissioner regarding temps

On 17 October, I emailed relevant members about serious concerns for temporary staff employed under the GSE Act.

The PSA has now received a response from the Public Service Commissioner acknowledging these concerns.

You can read that response HERE.

We will keep members informed of any further developments.

In Unity

Anne Gardiner
General Secretary
Public Service Association of NSW

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