PSA Day of Action 8 June: Members in schools directed to STRIKE for 24 hours! - Public Service Association

PSA Day of Action 8 June: Members in schools directed to STRIKE for 24 hours!

All members across the PSA will be taking industrial action on 8 June 2022.

All members in schools are directed to STRIKE on this day including School Administrative and Support Staff, General Assistants, School Psychologists and Student Support Officers!

Last week, the PSA held its Annual Conference, in which delegates and members overwhelmingly supported the PSA’s campaign for a fair wage increase. As a result, a motion was passed endorsing a state wide 24-hour stop work on Wednesday 8 June 2022, for all members working across the NSW Public Sector.

For members in the metropolitan, Central Coast and Wollongong areas, there will be a rally supporting the strike on the day. We will meet from 10:00am at Hyde Park North, march to Parliament House at 10:30am and rally from 11:00am.

There will also be regional action locations across the state.

Watch the video of the announcement HERE.

Register your attendance HERE.

Check the Sydney rally meeting place HERE.

Check the regional action locations HERE.

The motion passed by delegates states that, in the event that the PSA does not receive a wage offer that addresses inflation and the cost of living by close of business Monday 6 June 2022, this meeting endorses a campaign of industrial action to commence on 8 June 2022.

This action has been brought on by members’ extreme frustration at the Perrottet Government that has continued to refuse to rescind their unfair and unjust workplace laws that cap wage rises at 2.5 per cent when inflation is running at 5.1 per cent.

All members must join the STRIKE and fight for your rights – manageable workload, permanency and a fair pay rise

There is a work overload and permanency crisis in NSW schools.

There are unacceptably high rates of insecure employment (particularly among School Learning Support Officers) in schools, while the staff that turn up every day are battling a work overload crisis that increases every term.

Members are overworked and schools understaffed, with under-resourcing across the state. Throughout the challenges of recent years, school staff have kept schools running in the face of extreme adversity.

Now is the time to stand strong with your union and fight for a fair pay rise for yourselves and the colleagues you work with every day.

Remember, only PSA members can take action. If your colleagues have not yet joined, make sure they do as soon as possible! They can join HERE

But what about the students?

It is the Department’s responsibility to ensure the safety and care for students as they have on the two occasions when the Teachers Federation members took action. You are not breaking the law when taking industrial action.

You cannot be punished for taking this action

Don’t forget, victimisation for being a union member and following the direction to strike is illegal in NSW under the Industrial Relation Act 1996. Any member who wants to strike and feels they are being targeted or if you receive any type of threat for taking strike action you should contact the PSA Member Support Centre immediately.

If issues are raised with you about your compliance with the direction to strike, provide the person raising the issues with you with a copy of this bulletin and politely explain that you have been directed by your union to stop work for 24 hours.

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