News Archives December 2019

Tafe SA | “Student Experience Transformation” | Extension of Preference Process Timeframes, and Tafe SA Response to Restructure Workload Assessment and Process Issues

The Public Service Association (PSA) again thanks members for their continued input into the “Student Experience Transformation” (‘SET’) Restructure processes. more>

NALHN | Proposed Allied Health Professional Governance Framework | Member Feedback Sought

NALHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the proposed NALHN Allied Health Professional Governance Framework. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) | SALHN MH Community Mental Health (CMH) Reform | PSA Members’ Continuing Concerns | SALHN MH Response and Member Feedback Sought

Further to the concerns raised by the Public Service Association (PSA) on behalf of members, SALHN MH has provided a response to the PSA. more>

Proposal for Executive Director, Strategy and Court Operations

CAA has proposed not to replace the outgoing Executive Director (ED), Strategy and Court Operations. PSA office became aware of this through you as members forwarding the emailed communication that a decision had been made. more>

RDNS Enterprise Bargaining | PSA Update

On Thursday 5 December 2019 the RDNS consultative committee between management, staff representatives and union Worksite Representatives met and discussed a number of issues. These included the concerns of PSA members in the contact centre in relation to workload and training and also the enterprise bargaining process and how this impacts on staff who have come from Domiciliary Care in Government. more>

Government Refuses to Accept Independent Umpires Decision on Crib Breaks

The government has chosen to appeal the decision of the independent umpire on the long running underpayment dispute about crib breaks at the AYTC. more>

Car Parking Cost Increase in Health

Members in Health have contacted the PSA about the significant increase in the costs of car parking for staff in public hospitals. Some sites expanding on almost 130% increase. This cost increase was announced by the State Treasurer Rob Lucas as part of the State Budget in June 2019. This is one of many bad decisions in that budget which also included massive public sector job cuts and privatisations. more>

Wiltja Workplace Flexibility Agreement Update

The PSA understands that Wiltja staff have been informed by the Department for Education (DE) that the draft Workplace Flexibility Agreement (WFA) put forward by DE will not be put to a vote at this time. The PSA acknowledges that we are not yet at a point where members are able to endorse DE’s draft proposal. more>

Enterprise Agreement Update and Chief Executive, Rick Persse Answers Your Questions

The PSA has formally written to the Government accepting their offer for an Enterprise Agreement offer. The offer contains a number of improvements for our SSO members that members were seeking and the PSA asked for. more>

Dispute | Country Arts SA | Contracts of Employment | 13 December 2019

On Monday 9 December 2019 PSA Worksite Representatives (WSR’s) from Country Arts SA (CASA) along with the Public Service Association (PSA) attended a Conciliation Conference held in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) facilitated by Commissioner McMahon. more>

First Single Bargaining Centre Meeting with Government Held Today

The Public Service Association attended the first Single Bargaining Centre meeting for the start of negotiations for a successor agreement to the South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017 today. more>

PSA Takes Health and Safety Action to Protect the Safety of Staff Caring for Children After Hours at the Netley Call Centre

Yesterday, 18 December 2019, two PSA Organisers exercised their right of entry under the Work Health and Safety Act to inspect a recent incident where PSA members were put at risk due to the lack of resources, policy and clear procedures for the transporting and caring of children and young people after hours. more>

Members Win: Treasurer Confirms Service SA Not For Sale

After following a lenghty campaign by PSA members with the community, Treasurer Rob Lucas has confirmed that the Motor Vehicle Registry will not be privatised. more>

GPO Tower – Proposed Health and Safety Work Group Structure

The Attorney General’s Department has invited Public Service Association (PSA) members to consult about the structure of work groups in the 10 Franklin Street building. more>

SA Health | CALHN MH | Rehabilitation Redesign Project | Proposed Operational Guidelines and Staffing Structure | Member Feedback Sought

CALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the Rehabilitation Redesign Project - Proposed Operational Guidelines And Staffing Structure. more>