News Archives May 2017

PSA Members in Dispute With Department of The Premier And Cabinet Over ICT Outsourcing

Despite attempts by the PSA to ensure meaningful discussions rather than merely ‘being told or provided’ information, frustrations continue as at the first offers to move to the new ICT Vendor DXC Technologies (DXC) are offered to employees from this week. more>

SA Water – Review of Drug and Alcohol Procedure

The Community and Public Sector Union State Public Service Federation Group South Australian Branch (CPSU/PSA) has been advised by SA Water that they intend to review the current SA Water Drug and Alcohol Procedure. SA Water has also advised that they intend to introduce random and/or unannounced drug and alcohol testing. more>

Consultation Open on SALHN Surgery and Perioperative Medicine Clinical Reconfiguration Service Plan and Outpatients Services Reconfiguration Service Plan

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) has begun formal consultation on the Surgery and Perioperative Medicine Clinical Reconfiguration Service Plan and Outpatient Services Clinical Reconfiguration Service Plans. more>

Transforming Health: Central Adelaide Local Health Network General Rehabilitation Services Transfer From Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre To The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The PSA has been advised that the proposed transfer of general rehabilitation activity from Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (HRC) to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) will now not proceed until further discussions have occurred. more>

DPTI Drug And Alcohol Program: PSA Lodges Dispute

The Public Service Association (PSA) has today written to the Chief Executive (CE) of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), Michael Deegan, confirming that the matter regarding the proposed Drug and Alcohol Policy and Program is now in dispute. more>

Proposed Changes to the First Aid Certificate for Residential Care Operational Workers

The PSA has recently been advised about the proposed changes to the First Aid Certificate. Currently staff are required to have First Aid HLTAID003 Certificate or equivalent. It has been identified that HLTAID004 Emergency First Aid Response in an Education or Care Setting is more relevant to Residential Care staff working with children or young people. more>

PSA Enterprise Agreement Proposals – Keeping Members Informed

Members have responded positively to the PSA’s proposals for a new Enterprise Agreement which were tabled with Government and made available to all members last week. Members clearly recognise that the proposals address the themes they identified as important to them during our extensive membership engagement process. more>

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Enterprise Bargaining 2017 - Update No.2

A number of Enterprise Bargaining meetings have been held to date with various claims and proposals made on a "Without Prejudice" basis. This means that the proposals or claims can by changed by either party and neither party is locked into any position. more>

Port Adelaide Relocation Update

Thank you to all members who have responded to the survey about the impacts of the proposed Port Adelaide relocation for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Financial Services. The responses are being collated along with responses from other members who are impacted from Renewal SA. more>

Transforming Health: Central Adelaide Local Health Network - Minister Announces Date for the Opening of New Royal Adelaide Hospital

The PSA attended a confidential briefing with the Acting Chief Executive Officer of CALHN today prior to the Minister announcing that the new Royal Adelaide Hospital will open on 5 September 2017. more>

ICT Privatisation - Dispute in Industrial Relations Commission

PSA Representatives recently attended a hearing at the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) regarding ongoing concerns about the lack of consultation in regard to the ICT privatisation. more>

PSA Raises Ongoing Concerns with Restructure

Following recent feedback from members the PSA has raised the concerns of the membership about the SAET restructure with AGD management. more>

Good News Story: DCP Commit to Recruiting Additional 160.5 FTE

The PSA received a letter from the Department for Child Protection on 5 May 2017 stating an additional 160.5 FTE are to be recruited as per recommendations of the Nyland Royal Commission. The Department has indicated that 38 FTE are to be recruited in the 2016/2017 financial year and 122.5FTE in the 2017/2018 financial year. more>

First SSO Members Reclassified Under PSA’s New Approach

The PSA congratulates our first two members to achieve reclassification using the innovative "diary" approach initiated by the PSA. The members work in the areas of Special Ed Classroom Support and Library. more>

SAPOL Restructure Meeting

The Public Service Association today attended a meeting of Customer Service Officers (CSO) and SAPOL management to discuss the proposed restructure.Assistant Commissioner Dixon addressed the staff meeting detailing the future for CSO’s after 30 June 2017. more>

Consultation and the Proposed SA Pharmacy SALHN Restructure

The PSA has written to SA Pharmacy in response to the proposed SA Pharmacy SALHN restructure. more>

Not Exactly an Injury Management Transition Workforce Plan

The Public Service Association of South Australia (PSA) has received a proposed Draft Workforce Model for Crown Management Services based on estimates and modelling from the IM project team from the Office for the Public Sector more>

Have You Seen Appendix Six of the PSA Draft Salaried Enterprise Agreement?

The PSA recently tabled our proposals for a new Enterprise Agreement with Government. The PSA Draft Salaried Enterprise Agreement contains a comprehensive appendix (Appendix 6) on the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Commonwealth Government Aged Care Reform. more>

PSA Enterprise Agreement Proposals Merit Serious Consideration

The government has confirmed it is giving serious consideration to the PSA’s proposals for a new enterprise agreement.The confirmation came at the Enterprise Bargaining General Meeting held at the PSA today. more>

DCS 12 Hour Shift Proposal Unacceptable

PSA Correctional Officer Worksite Representatives from all prisons gave preliminary consideration to the DCS proposal for a shift length flexibility pilot when they met on 17 May 2017.The Department’s proposal for a shift length flexibility pilot appears to be the same proposal the Department put forward in 2014. more>

The PSA – Continuing to Protect SA Pathology and Members’ Interests

The PSA is continuing to work hard protecting the SA Pathology workforce.Since the early announcements of the Ernst and Young Review, the PSA’s representations have influenced a reduction in proposed staff cuts and ensured a more robust and inclusive consultative process to include staff representation and participation. more>

Recruitment of 160.5 FTE in 2017/2018 - Support for Front-line Staff??

A breakdown of the 160.5 FTE positions to be introduced during 2017-18 was presented by the Child Protection Reform Implementation Team when the PSA met with the team on Tuesday 16 May 2017. more>

PSA Requests More Staff and Leave and Flexi Initiatives

Further to the recent member meeting, the PSA and your Worksite Representatives met with Public Trustee (PT) management to further advocate for additional resources to address the ongoing workload pressures. more>

Update on Land Services Commercialisation Project

The PSA attended the Employee Reference Group (ERG) on Monday 22 May 2017 for an update on the progress of the Land Services Commercialisation Project, better known as the Lands Titles Office privatisation. more>

Prisoner Transfer and Admissions

PSA representatives met with the DCS Chief Executive on Monday 22 May 2017 to discuss issues arising from the admission of prisoners after 1800 hours and prisoner transfers which lack appropriate planning. more>

PSA Submission on RTWSA Draft Organisational Structure

The Public Service Association of South Australia (PSA) has provided a written submission to ReturntoWork SA in response to the Designing Our Future Draft Organisational Structure. more>

Work Health and Safety Policies

The PSA has received a copy of the customised Work, Health and Safety policies for Hazard Manual Tasks and Psychological Health applicable to employees working for Members of Parliament. more>

Field Services Proposed Functional Structure Changes - Member Feedback Sought

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been informed of the proposed Field Services Functional Restructure, and have been provided with the proposed Organisational Structure, which has also been sent to affected staff. more>

How You Can Work to Protect SA Pathology and Members’ Interests

Part of the way the PSA is continuing to work hard protecting the SA Pathology workforce has been by advocating for and genuinely consulting to influence the outcomes of the SA Pathology Proposed Operational Configuration and Workforce Model. more>

Central Adelaide Local Health Network Medical Records and Coding Service Stage 1 Review

A consultation paper on the proposed Central Adelaide Local Health Network Medical Records and Coding Services Stage 1 Review has been circulated. more>

Consultation and the Proposed Statewide Manufacturing and Quality Control Pharmacy Restructure

The PSA has written to SA Pharmacy in response to the proposed Statewide Manufacturing and Quality Control Pharmacy Restructure. more>

Enterprise Bargaining Begins Again at Novita

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended the first ‘introductory meeting’ of the Enterprise Bargaining (EB) negotiating Committee on 25 May 2017. more>

PSA Dispute – Real Gains Following Dispute Conciliation At IRC

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended a further voluntary conference in the Industrial Relations Commission on Friday 26 May 2017 alongside representatives from SASMOA and the ANMF. The conference was in relation to the dispute of the DHA People and Culture Strategic Review preferred option of transferring the majority of DHA functions to the Office for the Public Sector and the Local Health Networks (including SAAS). more>