PSA Dispute Over Road Maintenance Privatisation

07 June 2019

The Public Service Association (PSA) wrote to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on Thursday 6 June 2019 to notify of a dispute in relation to the proposed 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.

In our letter, the PSA requests “the Department confirm the implementation of this proposal will not progress any further until the PSA has been provided with the information requested”.

If the Department does not confirm that implementation will cease and provide the requested information, the PSA will consider all options available to us, including whether to further progress the matter to the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

The PSA has requested to attend some of the upcoming information sessions to staff and will be organising meetings at other worksites as information is received by the PSA. The PSA will continue to work with the other unions involved where they also have members impacted by this proposal.

If you are concerned about this privatisation you can join PSA Members from across the Public Sector in sending a message to the Government at our “Save Our Services” Lunch Time Rally on Thursday 13 June 2019 starting at 12:30pm at Parliament House.