News Archives November 2016

Does Corporate Management's Refusal to Acknowledge Your Increasing Workloads add to your Frustration?

Since Transforming Health changes have been implemented at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN), members have been reporting increasing workloads. more>

DHA - Procurement and Supply Chain Management - Proposed Governance and Business Services Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has recently been advised of a proposed restructure within Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM), Governance and Business Services Unit. more>

PSA Launches Facebook Page

Members can now keep up-to-date with Association news and campaigns by liking the PSA Facebook page. more>

Advanced Correctional Officer (CO3) Assignments Dispute

The PSA attended the SA Industrial Relations Commission (SAIRC) on 28 September 2016 in relation to the ongoing dispute about the establishment numbers used for calculating the 30% benchmark for Advanced Correctional Officer (CO3) assignments. more>

Proposed Removal of Cars - CALHN CMH

The Public Service Association (PSA) received contact recently from members working in CMH regarding the advice that they had received from CALHN MH management that following a review by SA Health, there were a number of vehicles not being utilised fully as per Fleet SA guidelines that would subsequently be removed. more>

Don't Gamble Away Our Public Services - Sign the PSA Petition

The Statewide Gambling Therapy Service has had critical funding removed after a State Government tender decision to contract out to a private provider. more>

Body Worn Videos at South Australian Roadblocks

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. more>

AYTC - Worksite Representatives Meeting Update

On Wednesday 2 November your PSA Worksite Representatives along with PSA staff met to discuss outstanding issues with AYTC management and DCSI Human Resources in relation to the recent critical situations and associated on going staff safety and security concerns. more>

Office of the Public Advocate update

The PSA has notified the Attorney Generals Department (AGD) of the continuing industrial dispute regarding changes to the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA). more>

Proposed operational configuration and supporting workforce model for SA Pathology

The final SA Pathology Operational Configuration will directly influence the workforce model and resultant job losses across SA Pathology metro labs. more>

NORTHERN ADULT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (CMH) – WITHDRAWAL OF “PILOT TO CONSOLIDATE THE 5 AND 7 DAY MODELS ACROSS NALHN ADULT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES” PAPER BY NALHN

The PSA held serious concern with NALHN MH's release of a discussion paper for consultation titled “Pilot to consolidate the 5 and 7 day models across NALHN Adult Community Mental Health Services”. more>

Public Trustee Industrial Action

PSA members met on 17 November 2016 to discuss an offer from the Attorney General's Department (AGD) to address workload concerns raised. Members agreed the offer does not go far enough to resolve concerns. As a result, industrial action will commence on Monday 21 November. more>

Authority to provide Medical Information

The PSA has become aware that some members who have submitted ReturnToWorkSA (Workcover) claims are being requested by their injury management team to complete a departmental 'Authority to Exchange Medical Information' form. more>

Advanced Correctional Officer (CO3) Assignments Dispute Update

The PSA attended the SA Industrial Relations Commission (SAIRC) on 9 November 2016 for a further voluntary conference in relation to the ongoing dispute about the establishment numbers used for calculating the 30% benchmark for Advanced Correctional Officer (CO3) assignments. more>

SADS Consultative Committee Meeting

A PSA representative attended the SA Dental Service (SADS) Consultative Committee meeting held recently. Agenda items discussed at the meeting included the following: more>