PSA News – 4 September 2015 - Public Service Association

PSA News – 4 September 2015

PSA demands Out of Home Care report remove vulnerable kids from motels

The PSA was on the front foot with a media release before the unveiling of a new report into the transfer of children in Out Of Home Care to the non-government sector.

Rather than look at the documented problems with the roll out involving a non-government sector unable to cope, the report argued, that Family and Community Services had fallen short.

What a surprise…

Read the PSA’s media release HERE

Read the report HERE

Acting PSA General Secretary, Steve Turner had already written to Family and Community Services Minister, Brad Hazzard calling for an inquiry into the outsourcing of Out of Home Care.

Read a copy of that letter HERE

Telegraphed attack on LMBR in schools continues

The PSA has been a leader in the push to expose the horrors of LMBR in schools with unprecedented coverage of the issue in The Daily Telegraph since the matter made the paper’s front page on 5 August.

Earlier this week Education Minister Adrian Piccoli was hammered in the Budget Estimates Committee over the cost of the disaster which, it’s believed, could have paid for the construction of as many as 20 new schools.

Now the Premier has been dragged into the mess.

Read the latest Daily Telegraph article HERE

Hear Acting PSA General Secretary, Steve Turner talking about LMBR on ABC Radio with Linda Mottram on 3 September HERE

PSA Bargaining Team

The PSA is seeking nominations for a Bargaining Team to involve members in determining the union’s agenda in relation to issues such as salaries and conditions.

The first meeting of the Bargaining Team is expected to take place in mid-October.

All interested members are encouraged to nominate.

Find your electorate HERE

Download a nomination form HERE

We Are Union launch

Unions NSW is launching a new initiative to engage inner city unionists in campaigning activities around the Federal election and beyond.

“We Are Union” has been modelled on the highly popular Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) initiative.

The Bank Hotel
324 King St Newtown
Tuesday 8 September
5:30 for 6pm

View the flyer for the event HERE

MUA waterfront fight continues

The MUA is asking all supporters to continue their attendance at the assembly at Port Botany.

“The sacked 97 workers, despite being ‘reinstated’ by Federal Court injunction, remain in limbo for the time being,” said MUA Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith.

“They are receiving wages but are yet to get through the gate and still require moral support in this trying time.

“The support from members, other unions and the community has been amazing up until this point and its important that we show our solidarity and that the MUA won’t be going anywhere until we secure an acceptable result.”

See more HERE

…and HERE

On Thursday 26 August 2015 in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, MUA members and their supporters took the protest to Vodafone, which is half owned by Hutchison

See more HERE

Save Our Steel – Port Kembla

The PSA’s Central Council has thrown its support behind the community campaign by the South Coast Labour Council and other unions to save the iconic Port Kembla Steelworks from closure.

More information is available on Facebook: Save Our Steel – Port Kembla

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