PSA News - 20 February 2015 - Public Service Association

PSA News – 20 February 2015

Unions NSW Scroll of Honour for Mary Court

Hard working PSA schools member, Mary Court has been honoured with the Unions NSW 2015 Scroll of Honour for her services to the PSA and the union movement.

Mary is a School Admin Manager from Blaxland High School.

Mary has been a highly valued district leader for PSA members in Western Sydney public schools since 1994.

She became a powerful force in the union movement’s Your Rights At Work campaign in 2005 – 2007.

Mary is also a founding member and Secretary of the highly organised Penrith Valley Community Unions where her skills, knowledge and passion are helping to make the Jobs, Rights & Services Campaign a great success.

Congratulations Mary.

For a photo of Mary at last night’s awards click HERE.

Code of Conduct for Central Councillors

For the first time, the PSA has a Code of Conduct for Central Councillors.

At its meeting on 9 February 2015, the PSA’s Central Council adopted the Code of Conduct.

To read the Code of Conduct click HERE.

Glen Turner Scholarship in natural resource management

Environment Minister, Rob Stokes has announced the creation of the Glen Turner Scholarship at the University of Newcastle.

Glen, a compliance officer with the Office of Environment and Heritage, was shot and killed last year while on duty.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student in the field of natural resource management, which could include a bachelor degree in science, environmental science or a related field.

Applications close on 15 March 2015.

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ACTU National Protest 4 March

Fight for rights nationwide protest

12:30pm 4 March 2015

Parliament House

Macquarie Street, Sydney

Rights at work are again under attack from the Abbott Government.

The Productivity Commission inquiry into our rights at work could deliver cuts to penalty rates, the abolition of the minimum wage, bring back unfair individual contracts and swing even more power to employers.

Join the national rally on Wednesday 4 March.

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Maitland 2015 NSW State Election Candidates forum

The Maitland Community Unions Alliance invites you to meet your local candidates for the State Election and make your voice heard.

Friday 6 March

6pm – 8:30pm

East Leisure and Golf Club

Tenambit Street, East Maitland

Defending Public Services doorknocking campaign

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, PSA members are taking their first hand experiences of the Baird Government’s privatisation and service cut agenda to the doorsteps of voters.

If you would like to know more or participate in our doorknocking campaign click HERE.

If you are unable to participate in any of these events, you may wish to join teachers, nurses, firefighters and others at one of the doorknock days by organised by Unions NSW.

Click HERE for details.

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