Following months of pressure from the PSA and the POVB, Corrective Services NSW has finally released its proposal for the Prison Bed Capacity Program.
Yesterday, Monday, 20 July 2020, the POVB met with CSNSW management to receive a briefing on the details of the program around the state. These figures are CSNSW’s proposed numbers and are subject to consultation.
Today, members of CSNSW management will travel around the state and provide a briefing to all centres. This will be followed up with an official launch next week, where a much more comprehensive presentation will be given to each centre.
The current closures and repurposing of Grafton, Brewarrina, Ivanhoe, Berrima, IRC, Kariong and Emu Plains has resulted in the removal of 300 roles and CSNSW have identified a further 357 roles to remove. These roles are spread across Custodial, CSI, OS&P, Administration, Education, Case Management, Sentence Admin and OSU.
Today’s briefing will provide more information for your particular centre.
CSNSW has indicated it wishes to retain as many staff as possible and will be implementing an HR strategy designed to minimise staffing impact during this period. A small number of voluntary redundancies will be provided to staff who are unable to be redeployed.
The POVB will continue to advocate for and support members affected throughout this process.
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Further information and updates will be sent to members as it comes to hand.
Nicole Jess Chairperson
0427 609 199
Jason Charlton Vice Chairperson
0401 500 976
Amanda Cotter Secretary
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Thor Sutherland Assistant Secretary
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Darren King Country Vice Chair
0407 935 039
Natalie Howes Country Vice Chair
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David McCauley POVB Industrial Officer
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David Bartle POVB Industrial Officer
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Trish O’Brien Welfare Officer
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