Body Worn Videos at South Australian Roadblocks

10 November 2016

The PSA has today written a letter to the PIRSA Chief Executive Scott Ashby highlighting that adequate consultation was not undertaken as per the South Australian Public Sector Wage Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014.

Clause 26 of the Agreement states:

consultation involves the sharing of information and the exchange of views between employers and persons or bodies that be consulted and the genuine opportunity for them to contribute effectively to any decision making process. This includes consultation with the applicable Union whose members are affected”.

The PSA was not consulted with prior to the trial period nor throughout the implementation of the Body Worn Videos across all South Australian Roadblocks.

The PSA has requested that PIRSA provide information outlining the review process that was undertaken during the trial, along with documentation and findings from the outcome of the review process.

The PSA further requested that genuine consultation now takes place and that, pending finalisation of this consultation, Body Worn Cameras are removed from the workplace. The PSA welcomes comments and suggestions about this important mater.