On Thursday the 26th August, the PSA presented to the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW (IRC) a dispute with the EPA. The PSA argued that we had not been provided with the updated Change Management Plan nor had the EPA engaged the PSA in any proper consultation process regarding the Business Administration and Support (BAS) Review. The PSA also raised concerns with the inconsistencies of the newly created role descriptions, where lower graded roles had some higher capabilities than higher grade classifications.
As a result of this dispute, the PSA has been successful in seeking an up-to-date change management plan. The EPA are to provide a change management plan to the PSA by 31 August 2021. Following this, the PSA has 7 days to consult with our members and respond to the EPA. As part of this consultation there will be a members’ meeting, the details of which are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 8th September
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Teams Link: Click here to join the meeting
The PSA would like to advise members that the status quo remains in the functions of the newly created roles that have been created after stage three. The matter has been stood over in the IRC until the 16th September, pending further consultation with the PSA.
The PSA has also been advised of another review undertaken by an independent consultation firm. We are currently seeking feedback from our members on this matter also.
The PSA will continue the fight to ensure EPA staff are treated fairly and in accordance with the EPA’s industrial obligations. If you know someone who is not a member, please encourage them to join at psa.asn.au/join