SAS Staff are Worth 100%
The PSA knows SAS Staff are worth their weight in gold. That is why our ongoing campaign for SAS Staff is “Worth 100% – Paid. Protected. Permanent. “
After many years of building our case and collecting and lodging evidence, we have finally concluded our pay equity case for SAS Staff resulting in the already reported 19% pay rises over 3 years. We will now continue work on the other two elements of our campaign – protected and permanent.
Over the last few years there has been an alarming increase in incidents of workplace violence, workload and work intensification in schools. Incidents are events that create danger or risk that could significantly affect the health, safety and wellbeing of individuals including physical, near misses and psychological risk.
The PSA will fight for members to be 100 per cent protected no matter where you work in the school.
Incidents may include, but not be limited to; spitting, hitting and kicking when working with students as well as the significant psychological pressure placed on administrative staff due to workloads. Both physical and psychological incidents can have a detrimental impact on your wellbeing.
There was a 2012 Determination that allows eligible staff are able to be converted to permanent, fought for and won by the PSA. However, as a result of the introduction of Local Schools Local Decisions this determination continues to be undermined resulting in many SAS Staff in insecure work for years.
Over 60% of SASS in some classifications are temporary employees. This has impacted their ability to apply for home loans or have security around their income so they can plan for the future.
The PSA believes that long term temporary SAS Staff should be converted to be permanent so that they have a secure job for the future.
We will continue to fight for these improvements to your conditions.