EY Implementation Plan Kicks off with New Liaison Forum

29 April 2016

The Statewide Clinical Support Services Industrial Liaison Forum (SCSS ILF) has established a subcommittee – the SA Pathology Review ILF Subcommittee - as the “...mechanism for management to consult and exchange information with Union Officials and delegates on matters relating to the implementation of the SA Pathology Review Recommendations”.

 

The inaugural meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 3 May in the Verco Room, Frome Road site from 1pm until 2.30pm.

 

The agenda and proposed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be viewed here.

 

The PSA have reviewed the TOR and we already have a number of concerns about the Scope, Expected Outcomes and Membership of the ILF - especially as the stated intention is to make the ILF the "key consultative forum for the implementation of the SA Pathology Review".

 

The PSA have stated in previous correspondence to SA Pathology Executive that it is the PSA's expectation that the sub committee will not form the only means and method of consultation and that SA Pathology will ensure Clause 26 of the SA Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014 is adhered to”.

 

Further, it is the PSA's expectation that SA Pathology will ensure staff and the PSA are consulted and provided with genuine opportunities to contribute at the workplace level in relation to the implementation of the EY recommendations.

 

Many PSA members have expressed their dismay at the methodology and reliability of the data used and how it has been interpreted by EY in the making of their recommendations to, among other things, cut over 300 jobs in SA Pathology.

 

The PSA will accept nothing less than frank, transparent, and genuine consultation on matters relating to the implementation of the EY Review at the workplace level.

 

Members who would like to participate in the SA Pathology Review ILF Subcommittee and/or have ideas on how consultation can be implemented effectively in your worksite are encouraged to contact PSA Industrial Officer Rachael Scott on the email below.

 

Watch out for further updates on EY implementation and outcomes from the first SA Pathology Review ILF Subcommittee meeting.