SARA – City – 7 May 2019
PSA Organiser, Ian Little, attended the SARA City office following a request from members.
Discussion was had around:
- changes which may occur due to the Admin Orders, machinery of government and SARA moving into the DPC Cluster
- the Statutory Review of the State Records Act
- the move to 323 Castlereagh Street, City.
The PSA has had discussion with agencies about structures, relocations, and realignments as a result of machinery of government. It is still early days with no immediate concerns to flag to members, however members can rest assured that the PSA will continue to press for consultation and advocate strongly for members’ rights and terms and conditions of employment.
Members described reclassifications which have occurred whereby an archivist may be reclassified to a Clerk. This has resulted in a significant pay drop and demeans the value of the archivist qualification. The PSA is making further enquiry into this and will make representations as appropriate.
Members were advised to keep the PSA informed about papers and submissions which may be required as part of the review into the State Records Act. The PSA will be happy to be party to any submissions required and will consider representations in consultation with the vocational body.
There were no concerns expressed about the move at this time. If concerns arise members are advised to contact the PSA at any time.
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