News Archives September 2019

Assistants to Members of Parliament | Enterprise Bargaining Update | New Ballot

On Monday, 2 September, 2019 at a meeting between Government representatives, the Public Service Association (PSA), Australian Services Union (ASU) and non union Liberal representatives, the government presented a new offer. more>

Service SA Dress Code and Toil Update

Members may be aware that Service SA management have been discussing the existing Dress Code and Toil arrangements. The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised that the documents seen by some staff members are not open for formal consultation yet and are only for initial discussion. more>

SA Water Enterprise Bargaining

The CPSU/PSA attended a meeting at SA Water to discuss the forthcoming enterprise bargaining negotiations. The current enterprise agreement has a nominal expiry date of 30 June 2020. The final pay increase in the current enterprise agreement was paid in July 2019. more>

Country Fire Service | Bullying and Harassment at Work

Bullying is not just something that happens in the school yard. It happens all too often in workplaces, making the daily lives of many workers intolerable. more>

Not Another Restructure at Department for Innovation and Skills

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended information sessions held by the Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS) on Monday about to a restructure in the Skills and Workforce Capability Group (SWC). At this session the department released the proposed new structure. Consultation will be open for 15 business days, concluding on 20 September 2019. more>

Korda Mentha/ CALHN TVSP Call Will Cut Patient Services and Increase Workload

The Public Service Association (PSA) was advised by KordaMentha this morning that the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) will today be issuing an open call for EOIs for TVSPs across CALHN. more>

Proposed Transfer of Staff from Department of Health and Wellbeing to Wellbeing SA

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received information that the Department of Health and Wellbeing (DHW) is proposing to establish Wellbeing SA as an attached office of DHW. more>

Supporting the School Climate Strikers

On Friday 20 September 2019, 3 days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school strikers together with friends, communities and families are again participating in a Global #ClimateStrike. Unions in South Australia will be supporting the action and encourage our members to join us. more>

DE New Proposed Workplace Flexibility Agreement: What is and is not in the New Draft

Members will have seen the latest draft provided by the Department for Education (DE) of the proposed Wiltja Workplace Flexibility Agreement (WFA). When the Public Service Association (PSA) last met with members about the previous draft document we agreed that we were not ready to vote on the proposed agreement at that stage. We provided some initial feedback based on the meeting we had with you all at Wiltja and member feedback. more>

CALHN | Human Resources and Industrial Relations Realignment | Members Feedback Sought

CALHN has announced that it will be aligning the Human Resource Operations and Employee and Industrial Relations teams into the new CALHN Organisational Structure. more>

AYTC Payslip Concerns

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advocating on behalf of members at Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC) for a considerable time in relation to the format of payslips that are provided by the Department for Human Services (DHS). Members have been fighting for improvements that the current payslips do not facilitate an easy understanding or interpretation of pay received. more>

Australian Red Cross Blood Service (South Australia) Enterprise Bargaining

The Community and Public Sector Union State Public Services Federation Group South Australian Branch (CPSU/PSA) recently attended a meeting at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to discuss the forthcoming enterprise bargaining negotiations. more>