PSA News – 19 December 2014 - Public Service Association

PSA News – 19 December 2014

New pay claim

The PSA has commenced the process to secure an increase to the Public Sector Salaries and related awards.

The current award expires 30 June 2015.

On 12 December, the PSA wrote to the Department of Industrial Relations seeking a meeting to discuss a timeline for the case.

The views of members on the matter will be canvassed in the New Year.

Daily Telegraph goes inside Silverwater & finds “society’s overlooked heroes”

A reporter who spent the night in Silverwater prison has praised the work of Correctional Officers.

“The tireless men and women of Corrective Services NSW who proudly walk the Silverwater corridors and myriad NSW court cells are society’s overlooked heroes. Putting their lives on the line, dealing with the state’s worst humans every day, but retaining an impressive decorum filled with confidence, compassion and humour, three traits that would be swiftly stripped out of most ordinary souls on day one with a badge.”

Read the full article HERE.

Gap between rich and poor growing under Abbott Government – ACTU

A new Senate report showing Tony Abbott’s budget cuts will worsen inequality and poverty in Australia should serve as a wake-up call to the Federal Government, says the ACTU.

Read the media release HERE.

PSA Christmas closure

The PSA will be closed over the Christmas break from close of business Christmas Eve, 24 December 2014 to Sunday, 4 January 2015.

There will be a skeleton staff from Monday 22 December till Wednesday 24 December.

Do it for Jack Family Appeal

A trust has been established by NSW Police Legacy to provide financial assistance to long-time PSA member Tanya Norman and her husband Craig, following the sad news that their 7-year-old son Jack has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Having spent the best part of the last two years away from the workplace caring for Jack, his parents have very little paid leave left between them to spend time with him. They also have a younger daughter to care for.

Those who wish to donate can make direct transfers to:

Police Bank Account
NSW Police Legacy Do it for Jack Appeal
BSB: 815 000
Acc: 280 219 (S1)

Further information regarding donations and fundraising is also available on the Do It For Jack website set up by NSW Police Legacy HERE.

ACTU survey

What type of Australia do you want for you and your family?

What are the big things that matter to you?

Our living standards are under more and more pressure, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We can build a vision for Australia that puts working people and their families at the centre.

The ACTU’s our living standards, our voice survey is an opportunity to have your say.

Please note that any information provided to the ACTU maybe shared.

If you do wish to take part click HERE.

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