Updated Proposed Operational Configuration and Supporting Workforce Model for SA Pathology

02 June 2017

The updated proposed Operational Configuration and Supporting Workforce Model for SA Pathology has just been released. The PSA will review the Model and will respond by providing intelligent, thorough, considered feedback as we have done since the review was first announced.

Taking industrial action in SA Pathology now is premature. It may create a short term media frenzy – but the PSA believes our highest priority should be to continue our successful strategies for securing member’s longer term interests.

The PSA advises that PSA members should not undertake any other duties, other than those usually required, that may be asked of them as a result of another association's bans.

The PSA has achieved significant gains for members since the early announcements of the Ernst and Young Review. These include the PSA being the only Association to succeed in having members from worksites providing direct input in Executive meetings and other forums.

The PSA’s direct and focussed representations have achieved significant reductions (from 334 to 196) in proposed staff cuts, protected regional laboratories, and ensured a more robust and inclusive consultative process.

The PSA is the principal union in SA Pathology. We remain open to working with other organisations – but only for the genuine purpose of achieving real and sustainable outcomes for SA Pathology PSA members.

The immediate task now is to focus on responding to the updated Proposed SA Pathology Laboratory Configuration Workforce Model and a series of paid time PSA membership meetings will occur to facilitate this. Further details on these meetings will be provided in a separate information update.

Members are encouraged to send feedback on the updated proposed Operational Configuration and Supporting Workforce Model by email to PSA here for inclusion in the PSA’s collated response to SA Pathology.