Adelaide Remand Centre Legal Case Update

The legal case about the privatisation of the Adelaide Remand Centre and proper consultation around that decision and subsequent implementation continued this week. There have been two further appearances before the South Australian Employment Court this week following our previously reported appearance on Tuesday 19 March 2019. more>

Pay Errors for OPX Staff at The Intensive Compliance Unit

Members would be aware that the PSA has been pursuing clarity for OPX members at the Intensive Compliance Unit (ICU) who work rotating shifts over seven days regarding appropriate remuneration when taking recreation leave. more>

SA Housing Authority - TVSP Impacts on Northern Services

Staff in the Northern Services region will have received a proposed organisational chart which is currently out for consultation. more>

PSA Members Win Changes to DEW Structure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been informed that changes members asked for to the new Organisation Structure have been accepted. These changes include a reduction in Executive Director and Director positions as well as changes to the structure which re-balance focus on Heritage and Native Vegetation. more>

PSA Residential Care Workers Unanimously Oppose 12 Hour Shifts | Update

The PSA met with the Department for Child Protection (DCP) today (Wednesday, 20 March 2019) to deliver the message from members that we oppose 12 hour shifts in Residential Care. more>

Education - Proposed Machinery of Government Change | Child and Family Intensive Support System

The Department for Education (DE) has written to the PSA to inform us of the creation of a Child and Family Intensive Support Unit. The Child and Family Intensive Support Unit is proposed to involve a Machinery of Government Change that will affect 211 FTE within the Department for Education proposed to be transferred to the Department of Human Services as of 1 July 2019. DE has informed the PSA that all staff are proposed to transition and there will not be a reduction in roles or service delivery. more>

Phlebotomist Reclassification | Call to Action

The PSA is assisting SA Pathology Phlebotomist members towards a group personal reclassification. Much of the work has been done and the group submission is imminent. more>

SA Housing Authority - Emergency Accommodation Trial

PSA Members have raised concerns about the current trial which is under way centralising Emergency Accommodation. The PSA has requested a meeting with Housing SA to discuss the impacts of this trial. Members are encouraged to provide feedback about how the trial is impacting them to be submitted at this meeting. more>

World Social Work Day 2019 | The PSA Thanks our Social Work Members

The Public Service Association (PSA) has Social Worker members working in various roles in the public sector, such as inpatient health, community health, mental health, child protection, community corrections, prison health, education, and many more areas. more>

Serco Announced to Operate the Adelaide Remand Centre

Serco has been awarded the contract to operate the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC). The first public announcement about the decision was made by Serco to their shareholders through a stock exchange announcement late last night in a sign of where the government’s priorities in prison management in this state appear to lie. more>