PSA to consult members on Role Description action - Public Service Association

PSA to consult members on Role Description action

Special Constables consult - Aug 2019 (PDF version)

As indicated in our previous bulletin HERE, your union was scheduled to appear at a hearing of our dispute regarding the new Special Constables’ Role Description on Tuesday, 6 August 2019. The conciliation hearing of the dispute had previously been stood over to allow Police more time to provide a response to our claim for a Role Description that does justice to the job of Special Constable.

On Tuesday morning, we received advice from Police that the Assistant Commissioner Human Resources had decided to ignore our concerns and publish the draft Role Description which rates the level of all Capabilities, including Courage and Resilience as “Foundational”. This advice was confirmed at the hearing. Police advised that, as their decision had been made, there was no prospect of conciliation of the dispute. The matter has been stood over for two weeks to allow Police to seek advice on a secondary issue, but conciliation has effectively ended due to Police’s determination to undervalue your jobs.

This decision by Police is completely unacceptable, it is a slap in the face to all Special Constables and the PSA is committed to overturning it.

Police need to understand that Special Constables and their union are determined that the days of treating these workers as second-class employees are over.

Your Association is now urgently consulting with members regarding the best way to progress our claim. PSA staff attended Parramatta Headquarters yesterday after the hearing and will be meeting with staff at other sites in the near future. Details of site visits are as follows:

Wednesday, 7 August 2019:
Sydney Police Centre – 11:30am
Department of Premier and Cabinet – 1pm
NSW Parliament – 2pm
Government House – 4pm

Thursday, 8 August 2019:
Sydney Police Centre: 3pm
Parramatta Police Headquarters: 4pm

Members unavailable at these sites or times can forward any feedback or questions to:

Andrew Wright
Industrial Officer

Roland Harris

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