PSA News - 3 March 2015 - Public Service Association

PSA News – 3 March 2015

The time to stand up and fight back is now.

ACTU National rally Wednesday 4 March.

4 March 2015
Parliament House
Macquarie Street Sydney

4 March 2015
Newcastle Town Hall

The co-ordinated national action is in response to the Abbott Government’s attacks on the rights of Australian workers governed by the Federal Fair Work Act.

For some in the community, penalty rates, the minimum wage and more are up for grabs.

This impacts on those workers under Federal awards.

PSA members covered by the Fair Work Act have negotiated collective agreements that sit above these Federal awards.

While these attacks on penalty rates do not directly impact upon PSA members whose rights are currently protected by NSW awards and legislation, members are encouraged to attend a rally.

Those in Sydney should meet at PSA House, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney between 11.45am and 12pm in the foyer on the ground floor.

Members attending will be given a PSA T-shirt.

The PSA’s focus is on the Baird State Government’s job cuts, privatisations and wages policy here in NSW and the regressive changes in 2011 to industrial relations legislation which has led to NSW public servants having a legally binding wage ceiling on their pay.

As members would be aware in order for state public servants to secure a pay increase above 2.5%, the NSW Government expects conditions to be traded away, something that the PSA refuses to do.

That is why the PSA will be making a submission to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for breaches of ILO conventions by the Baird State Government.

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