PSA News - 10 October 2014 - Public Service Association

PSA News – 10 October 2014

Privatisation of State Fleet

Even when a Government department is making a profit for the people of NSW, this Government wants to privatise it.

Read the letter to the Minister from PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner HERE.

Stop the power sell off

In 2012-13, the poles and wires of the electricity network added $1.672 billion to the NSW budget through dividends and tax equivalents.

Go to the Stop the Sell Off campaign website where you can sign-up for campaign updates and read the latest news HERE.  


The Baird Government has made it far more difficult to access information.

The PSA continues to seek out what is important to members through the Government Information (Public Access) Act.

For a list of our current applications click HERE.

TAFE Cuts – Community forum

The Shire Community Union Alliance is holding a TAFE Cuts forum on Tuesday 28 October at Gymea Tradies at 6pm for 6.30pm.

Guest speakers are:

  • Mark Lennon, Unions NSW Secretary
  • Steve Turner, PSA Assistant General Secretary
  • Maxine Sharkey, NSW Teachers Federation Assistant Secretary

Home Care membership on the rise

A Home Care office in the Illawarra has recently seen a 50% increase in PSA membership.

This is in no small part due to the great work of active members.

Read more

Scientifically speaking

Are you a scientist or work in a scientific role? The PSA wants to hear from you to strengthen our database.

Contact with your name, agency/department /university and position with a short description of the service you provide to the community.

Member Benefits

Our valued member benefits support program.

Union Membership - Unity Strength Respect

As a union member, you are part of Australia’s biggest social movement. Your union’s strength lies in its size; the more voices we have, the greater our power to bargain for better pay, conditions and benefits. Join your union today.

  • Collective strength; being a union member gives you a stronger voice when dealing with your employer
  • Standing up for your job: the PSA campaigns for a better-funded, strong public service
  • Journey insurance; get protection to and from work
  • Member benefits: get great discounts on a wide range of products and services
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