Special Constables: Role Description dispute update
The PSA appeared in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) this afternoon for a compulsory report back on the Special Constables Role Description dispute.
Following discussions between the parties, the matter has been stood over until after the meeting with the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on Monday 2 September.
The PSA is also working on finalising a meeting with the Public Service Commission to discuss the application of the Capability Framework to Special Constables.
The next report back will be on Tuesday 10 September. The PSA has agreed to a recommendation of the IRC to extend the suspension of work to rule action until after this appearance.
Parliamentary support builds
In the past month, various members of the NSW Parliament have made extremely supportive statements about the important work of Special Constables in NSW.
In particular, the Honourable David Shoebridge MLC moved a motion calling for Members of Parliament to recognise the important work of Special Constables in providing safety and security to high profile public buildings in NSW. It also acknowledged that Special Constables perform these duties with professionalism, courage and courtesy, and that Special Constables were entitled to fair pay and conditions for the work they performed. It was passed unanimously by the Legislative Council.
Advisory Group Delegates
As always, this progress would not be possible without the hard work of your Advisory Group delegates. The group had their quarterly meeting last Friday to discuss the next steps and took time out of a busy day to smile for the PSA Facebook camera.
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Your PSA industrial staff
Andrew Wright, Industrial Officer
0490 498 784
Roland Harris, Organiser
0438 402 503
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