News Archives August 2019

Job Cuts And Restructures at SA Pathology Will Cause Workload Problems and Impact on the Quality of Service | Have A Say!

SA Pathology has begun a process of job cuts and rolling restructures with tight time-frames for consultation with staff and their representatives. more>

TAFE SA | Revised “student Experience Transformation” Restructure | PSA Members’ Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for the comprehensive feedback provided at the PSA member meeting and by phone and email regarding the above. more>

A Process to Determine if Negotiations Should Start to Sell Off the Motor Vehicle Registry

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended a meeting this week with Government Representatives to discuss a potential privatisation of the Motor Vehicle Registry, a core function of Service SA centres. more>

TAFE SA | PSA Campaign Update | State Government Backs Down on Some Campus Closures | But Why Still Close Port Adelaide?

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for your ongoing commitment to the fight to keep TAFE SA campuses open. This has had an impact, with the announcement from the Minister for Education on 12 July 2019 that all but one of the remaining campuses earmarked for closure will remain open. The collective action of PSA members has had a positive effect! more>

SALHN Proposed Realignment of Elective Surgery Management

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received the following correspondence from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) in relation to the realignment of elective surgery management. more>

Another Closure in DPTI: Adelaide Metro Infocentre to Close

Minister Stephan Knoll MP yesterday announced another cruel cut to services provided by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; this time the Adelaide Metro “InfoCentre” on Currie Street. more>

Action Today - Our Trains and Trams Not For Sale

As part of the campaign against the privatisation of the rail network, PSA Members are encouraged to join with fellow union members from the RTBU, CEPU, AWU and Professionals Australia outside the State Administration Building today at 1:00pm where recent petitions from the ‘Our Trains and Trams Not for Sale’ will be delivered to Premier Steven Marshall MP. more>

SA Not For Sale | Campaign Update

The Liberal government is continuing to cut budgets and privatise the essential public services you provide to the people of South Australia. The hit list is getting bigger every week. There is no telling which service or whose jobs will be on the chopping block next. more>

PSA Update for Members at RDNS | Enterprise Bargaining and June 2020

For staff who have moved from State Government to RDNS, the time is getting closer to the end of the two year commitments that RDNS made when your employment was transferred. more>

DHS Update | Unassigned Staff, Accommodation Services, Domiciliary Equipment Service

The PSA recently met with DHS management to discuss the implications of the end of the mobility pathway for staff who are materially affected due to the NDIS and changes to Aged Care. more>

Renewal SA: Contracts and URA Translation

PSA Members met last week to discuss the most important issues in their workplace. Again, the issues of contract employment and the URA Translation have been the main concerns. more>

Potential Changes to the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised of proposed organisational structures of both the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. more>

CSO | Outposted Lawyers Program | Proposed Restructure

The Crown Solicitor has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about proposed changes to the structure of the Outposted Lawyers Program, specifically reporting lines. more>

Child Protection Week 1 – 7 September 2019 | Child Protection Members Have a Heart for Vulnerable Children

The PSA theme for this year is “Child Protection Workers Have a Heart for Vulnerable Children”. This is in recognition that workers in Child Protection carry the interests of vulnerable children with them at all times because they understand, care and are committed to all children being safe and nurtured. more>

National School Support Recognition Week | Recognising the People Who Make Schooling Happen

The PSA is proud to represent School Support Staff and celebrate your important work. SSOs are often excluded, ignored and find it difficult to access their rights, yet they provide essential administrative and educational support for schools. more>

Community Meetings – Stop the Tram and Train Sell Off

PSA members are encouraged to attend the following community meetings over the next few weeks in their local area to protest the privatisation of public trams and trains. These meetings have been organised by the Opposition. more>

PSA Secures Salary Sacrificing for Regional Health Members

The PSA had continually raised concerns from members across Country Health about the security of access to salary sacrificing arrangements under the devolved health model. more>