Transport Management Centre: PSA Day of Action Proceeding: What to do for the day of action - Public Service Association

Transport Management Centre: PSA Day of Action Proceeding: What to do for the day of action

You would likely have seen the PSA’s bulletins regarding the NSW Government’s announcement that they were to offer all NSW Government employees a three percent pay rise.  This was to include legislated superannuation increases meaning it is closer to 2.5 per cent.

This announcement does not address the membership’s concerns that real wages not go backwards. Nor does not get rid of the wages cap. To add insult to injury a $3000 ‘thank you’ payment to health workers is being denied to our members. Apparently you do not deserve the same ‘thank you’ when you, and other PSA members, have worked in critical roles during the pandemic and kept the state moving.

As such, a PSA Central Council meeting that was held at 5:00pm on Monday, 6 June directs members continue with the strike, or other form of industrial action that is being taken.

You can see the PSA bulletin’s HERE.

What happens if I participate in the action?

The PSA has become aware that TfNSW has attempted intimidate its employees by informing them (a) that participation in the PSA’s directive to stop work on 8 June 2022 means you will be considered as on unauthorised leave and (b) if you do not follow a lawful directive you will be considered to be on unauthorised leave.

TfNSW cannot take any disciplinary action or victimise you for taking industrial action as directed by your union. You are not participating in your own name, you are doing so at the direction of the PSA and in the PSA’s name. Any consequences for this action fall on the PSA, not on individuals who participate.  You cannot be disciplined for taking industrial action in your union’s name.

As you would have seen in PSA direction to the TMC on June 3 (HERE) due to the safety critical functions performed in the TMC, the PSA is directing members:

  • to wear a campaign shirt/campaign badge during all hours of Wednesday; and/or
  • of the TOR to stage a walk out at 10:30am in solidarity with all other PSA members with skeleton crew operating.

It is essential that members take part in this action, we will be looking at the walkout taking place for approximately 15 minutes before members can return to work. Additionally, if more members want to take part in the action than can be done we will look at rotating members in and out of the TOR during this period.

The PSA will be distributing campaign shirts and badges to the TMC on Tuesday afternoon and these will more than likely be available in the lunchroom.

Will I be paid for time spent taking part in this action?

Members who take part in this action will be docked pay for the time spent taking part in the walkout.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with your organiser Ben James, M: 0438 485 535.


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