PSA wins redundancy rights for public sector workers - Public Service Association

PSA wins redundancy rights for public sector workers

Today’s ruling by The Court of Appeal has opened the door to redundancy provisions being inserted into awards for public sector workers being battered by the O’Farrell Government said the Public Service Association (PSA).

The Court of Appeal found a Government regulation which excluded redundancy provisions being contained in awards was invalid.

The effect of this decision is to remove the restriction on including redundancy provisions in an award for public sector employees.

The matter began when the PSA applied to vary the award for School Administrative and Support Staff to include redundancy provisions.

The O’Farrell Government successfully objected to this in the Industrial Relations Commission.

The PSA took the matter to the Court of Appeal and today were victorious.

“This is a great win for all PSA members in the NSW public sector,” said PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner.

“This Government has been methodically undermining the job security of their entire workforce but today’s decision provides a safety net for public servants, something that the Government expressly attempted to disallow.”

The PSA is now able to apply to have redundancy provisions inserted in all of its awards.

For further information contact:  (02) 92200982.

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