News Archives April 2017

Arbitration on DCP Psychological Assessment Dispute

The PSA attended Arbitration at the SAIRC in relation to the psychological assessment dispute.The arbitration was to determine whether the Department for Child Development (DCP) has satisfied its terms of Clause 26 - Consultative Process of the South Australia Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014. more>

Enterprise Bargaining - Negotiations Continue

The fifth Enterprise Bargaining General meeting was held on Monday this week. Government representatives and all employee organisations attended the meeting. more>

Transforming Health - SA Health's Response to Feedback - Media and Communication Report

The Public Service Association (PSA) has now received SA Health’s response to the feedback received in February 2017 on the report from the external reviewer on SA Health Media and Communication Service Review. more>

CHSALHN: TRANSITION OF MANAGEMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY STAFF TO BAROSSA HILLS FLEURIEU COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received information from CHSALHN, Barossa Hills Fleurieu Region about the proposed intention to consult around a transition of management and leadership of physiotherapy staff from the Mount Barker Soldiers Memorial Hospital to the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Community Health Service. more>

TRANSFORMING HEALTH - SA HEALTH’S RESPONSE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND CLINICAL SYSTEMS REPORT

The Public Service Association (PSA) has now received SA Health’s response to the Public Health and Clinical Systems Report. more>

Further Industrial Relations Commission Hearing - Enfield CAMHS

Following the last Voluntary Conference in the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia (IRCSA) on 22 March 2017 the Public Service Association (PSA) received the "best position" from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) on 29 March 2017 for discussion with members. more>

PSA Feedback - Proposed Statewide Restructure of Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

The Public Service Association (PSA) wish to thank PSA members of CAMHS, members of other associated services such as the Department for Education and Child Development, past clients, past and present carers, and other members of the community for the extensive and detailed feedback forwarded to the PSA for inclusion in our submission regarding these proposals. more>

Injury Management Transition Workforce Plan

The Public Service Association (PSA) maintains that the decision by the Minister and Cabinet to transfer management of SA Government Injury Management (IM) to ReturnToWork SA’s claims agents was unnecessary.The PSA does not support the privatisation of claims management. more>

Select Committee on the Administration of South Australia’s Prisons

The PSA attended the Select Committee on the Administration of South Australia’s Prisons on Thursday 6 April 2017 to hear the evidence presented by DCS. more>

Member Feedback Sought - Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Mental Health (MH) – Draft nRAH Model of Care and Draft Glenside Acute Inpatient Services Model of Care

CALHN MH initially released a draft nRAH MH Model of Care for feedback in 2015. Since that time further review has occurred. CALHN MH has now released the revised draft nRAH MH Model of Care as well as a draft Glenside Acute Inpatient Services Model of Care for consultation. more>

ICT Privatisation - No Guarantees of Keeping Jobs Local

In a news article today it has been revealed that the contract between the State Government and the new external provider DXC Technology (Formally CSC) is not binding to local jobs as the Government has led us to believe. more>

CFS Dispute Update

The Public Service Association (PSA) and officers from the Office of the Public Sector (OPS) and Country Fire Service (CFS) met to further discuss the on going dispute regarding the allocation of leave. more>

Recreational Leave Dispute - SA Health

The PSA is pleased to advise that this outstanding dispute will soon be resolved. This dispute affected employees under the SA Health Care Act whose hours of work fluctuated over a year. more>

Enterprise Bargaining 2017 - Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS)

Members at Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) should have recently received a letter from your employer of their intention to negotiate a successor Enterprise Agreement (EA) to the current ARCBS EA South Australia 2014. more>

Immunity From Civil Liability For Child Protection Staff

The PSA has received enquiries from members regarding civil liability to staff working within the Department for Child Protection following the Attorney General’s Department consultation summary about the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 stating an intent to make changes on civil liability. more>

DPTI Drug And Alcohol Policy Consultation

The PSA has received notification of the consultation period for the recently released draft Drug and Alcohol Policy and Program. Members have already expressed extensive concerns from the released proposal. more>

Release of “The Oakden Report”

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended staff forums on Thursday 20 April at the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service Campus where the Report of the Independent Review into the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Campus was released. more>

Port Augusta PSA Members' Concerns Addressed - Community Corrections

The Public Service Association (PSA) wrote to Department for Correctional Services Chief Executive, David Brown on 16 March 2017 asking for action to rectify concerns raised by PSA members at Port Augusta Community Corrections. more>

Enfield CAMHS Dispute – Update - Further Industrial Relations Commission Hearing – Positive Outcomes For Members!

Public Service Association (PSA) members would recall from the last PSA Information Update on 11 April 2017 that there were certain actions required following the last Voluntary Conference in the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia (IRCSA) on 5 April 2017. more>

PSA Salaried Enterprise Bargaining Proposals Worksite Representatives and EB Ambassadors Briefed

PSA Worksite Representatives and EB Ambassadors received a briefing today on the PSA proposals for a new enterprise agreement. more>

Public Trustee: Member Feedback - Strategies to Reduce Workloads

Following the Public Trustee (PT) detailing their measures taken to reduce workloads by team (as recently circulated to members) a members meeting was held to discuss the contents. more>

DCS: Ongoing Dispute Mobilong Prison - New Eyre and Ross Unit Accommodation

Recommendations from a conference in the Industrial Relations Commission SA on Monday 24 April 2017 included DCS conducting a survey to establish what members at Mobilong consider to be the priorities in relation to the inclement weather issues identified with the new Eyre and Ross Unit accommodation. more>