Transport for NSW members’ bulletin - Public Service Association

Transport for NSW members’ bulletin

Transport for NSW members’ bulletin – November 2016 (PDF version)

Departmental Committee

The TfNSW DC met on 19 October 2016. The following bulletin is a report back to members from this meeting.

TfNSW reform

As the TfNSW reform program nears its completion, the PSA is concerned the Department is not standing by its assurance there would be a position for all staff who wanted to retain ongoing employment.

In response to this, the DC has requested the PSA survey affected members so we have a clearer understanding of what is happening.

To participate in this survey please click HERE.

In addition to this survey, delegates were also worried as to the lack of accurate information being provided to staff on redeployment options.

Some affected members who are in a permanent/ongoing role have not been made aware they can consider taking up a temporary role in place of a redundancy.

While the PSA’s preference is for members who have permanent roles/positions to retain their permanency, it may sometimes be advisable for members to consider going for temporary roles.

Taking up a temporary role will extend the period of your employment until the contract finishes. This allows you the added advantage of being able to try and secure permanency throughout the extended period.

If, at the end of the temporary employment period, you have not been successful in retaining a position, you will still receive your full voluntary redundancy upon cessation of employment.

017 Award Negotiations

The PSA is keen to start meeting with members between now and the end of the year to start work on developing a log of claims prior to Award negotiations commencing next year. Meetings will soon be arranged and members are encouraged to attend.

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