News Archives June 2019

DASSA’S Response to PSA Feedback

Drug and Alcohol Services SA (DASSA) have responded to the PSA’s feedback on the proposed Model of Care (MoC). more>

DPTI Proposal to Put Public Transport Staff at Risk

The Public Service Association (PSA) was advised by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on Thursday of a proposal to remove ‘on-board’ security guards from various public transport services. more>

PSA Granted an Urgent Hearing in The South Australian Employment Tribunal Due to Misuse of the TVSP Process in the “student Experience Transformation” Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) was contacted by numerous concerned members on 29 May 2019 who had received emails that morning from TAFE SA regarding TVSPs. These emails were suggesting an exit date of 7 June 2019, despite the fact consultation is still occurring about the proposed restructure. The revised version of the structure has not been provided to staff and the PSA has been given no information regarding workload assessments. more>

South Australian Employment Tribunal Confirms a 3.5% Increase in “Maximum” Recreation Leave Loading | The State Government Response | Appeal the Decision!

The maximum amount of leave loading paid to public sector workers for annual recreation leave is decided by the Public Service (Recreation Leave Loading) Award. more>

Water Licensing Branch Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been notified by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) of a proposed restructure of the Water Licensing Branch in the Water and River Murray Division as part of the current phase of the ‘Reshaping DEW’ project. more>

FMC Social Workers: Feedback Raised to Management

The PSA has summarised member concerns in a letter to management resulting out of the PSA meeting held on 22 May 2019 relating to rotational rosters. more>

PSA Demands a Better Consultation Process for the DTTI Restructure

PSA members have raised concerns about the current process of consultation being undertaken by DTTI about the proposed new structure. more>

Happy World Environment Day

Wednesday 5 June 2019 marks the 45th Annual World Environment Day and serves as a reminder of the essential work of our members across the state. more>

Disability Sector Update

The Department for Human Services has made it clear that the area of Disability in State Government will be significantly smaller after July 2019 due to the NDIS. more>

Community Concessions | Report From Consultation Meeting

On 29 May 2019, PSA Team Leader, Organising and PSA Worksite Representatives met with senior management to raise issues that had been identified by members about the proposed new structure of Community Concessions. more>

PSA Dispute Over Road Maintenance Privatisation

Members affected have insufficient information about the proposal and the time frame for consultation is inadequate. This has concerned members given the potential impact on future jobs and the services they provide for the public. more>

Landscape SA Bill: Employment Conditions remain unknown

The Landscape SA Bill has now passed the Lower House of the Parliament. Despite a number of amendments being proposed, most were rejected by the Government and the bill remains as introduced with a few minor changes. more>

Financial Counsellors supported by the PSA, SACOSS and SAFCA

On Wednesday 12 June 2019 a joint press conference was held with the Public Service Association (PSA), South Australian Council Of Social Services (SACOSS) and South Australian Financial Counsellors Association (SAFCA). more>

2019-2020 State Budget

The Public Service Association (PSA) does not support any budget that reduces the public sectors' ability to provide services to our community. This budget once again asks our already stretched public services to do more with even less, while keeping public money sitting idle as a surplus for the sake of a good headline for the Treasurer and his Government. more>

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) | Draft Operational Guidelines for CAMHS Connect | Member Feedback Sought (Re-issued as incorrect version supplied by CAMHS)

CAMHS has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the draft Operational Guidelines for CAMHS Connect – the CAMHS Statewide Triage Service. more>

SALHN: Proposed Reviews of Physiotherapy Services and Podiatry Services

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received two letters from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) about SALHN’s intention to review physiotherapy services and podiatry services. more>

Statewide Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative (BPD CO) | Draft Operational Guidelines and Draft Implementation Plan | Member Feedback Sought

The BPD Co, with Country Health SA Mental Health, has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the draft Statewide BPD Co Operational Guidelines and draft Implementation Plan. more>

PSA Achieves Successful Outcomes for TVSP Issues in the “Student Experience Transformation” Restructure

The PSA and three of your PSA Worksite Representatives attended the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) on 6 June 2019 for a conciliation conference before Commissioner McMahon to resolve issues around TAFE SA’s TVSP process as part of the proposed “Student Experience Transformation” Restructure. more>

TAFE SA | Proposed Facilities and Procurement Services Restructure | TAFE SA Response to Further PSA Members’ Concerns

The Public Service Association (PSA) again thanks members for the feedback provided to the PSA and your PSA FAPS Worksite Representative, Linda Deuter, about TAFE SA’s initial response to the PSA and members’ feedback about this proposed restructure. The PSA’s response, based on members’ comments and queries, was provided in a PSA Information Update on 29 May 2019. more>

Metrocard Unit Move to South Australian Public Transport Authority

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised of the proposed move of the MetroCard Unit into the South Australian Public Transport Authority (SAPTA) on 1 July 2019. more>

Science, Information and Technology Branch Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been notified by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) of a proposed restructure of the Science, Information and Technology Branch as part of the current phase of the ‘Reshaping DEW’ project. more>

Re-ballot of Draft Assistants to MPs Enterprise Agreement 2019

At the Enterprise Bargaining Committee meeting held on Friday 14 June 2019 it was agreed that the same draft Enterprise Agreement (EA) will be sent to employees for them to vote on once again. more>

Finance Branch Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been notified by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) of a proposed renaming of the ‘Finance and Business Services Branch’ to the ‘Finance Branch’. more>

United Nations Public Service Day | Take Time to Celebrate Your Essential Work!

In 2002, the United Nations declared June 23 as Public Service Day to recognise that efficient, accountable, effective and transparent public administration has a key role to play in the implementation of internationality agreed goals, including the Millennium Declaration. It also stressed the need to strengthen public sector administration and managerial capacity building. more>

PSA Members Vote to Support AEU Industrial Action on Monday 1 July 2019 and to Keep Negotiating for a Better Deal

The PSA held meetings this week with SSO members across different regions to discuss the Government’s Enterprise Bargaining offer for School and PreSchool Staff. more>

2019 Annual General Meetings

The 2019 Annual General Meetings of the PSA and the CPSU, SPSF (SA Branch) will be held on Friday 30 August 2019. All members are invited to attend. more>

NALHN | Modbury Hospital Outpatients Department (OPD) Space and Workload Concerns | Letter to Employer

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks Modbury Hospital OPD members for the comprehensive information provided at the members’ meeting and via email regarding their space and workload concerns. more>

Flinders University Enterprise Bargaining Update

A draft Flinders University Enterprise Agreement has now been provided to all employees for their consideration. more>