News Archives October 2017

TAFE SA – Outcome of Dispute in The South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) – Education Division and Expressions of Interest for Targeted Voluntary Separation Packages (TVSPs)

As reported in the Public Service Association’s (PSA) earlier Information Update to members on 7 September 2017, the PSA had received contact from members concerned that TAFE SA was attempting to reduce positions in a manner inconsistent with SA Government requirements in the absence of a Review/Restructure, and in the absence of any formal consultation. more>

WCHN – Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Release Of Proposed Modified Restructure – Final Response Regarding PSA Feedback - Enfield Closure (3)

Further to the Public Service Association’s (PSA) previous Information Update to members on 29 September 2017, CAMHS has at last provided their response to the PSA's feedback regarding the proposed Enfield Closure provided to CAMHS in April 2017. more>

DPTI Rushing Through Revised Technical Services Restructure

DPTI has emailed the PSA Thursday 28 September 2017 notifying the PSA of a revised Technical Services Restructure and informing that they would be pushing ahead with the restructure after months of little movement on the issue. more>

SAMI nRAH Outpatients Imaging Consultation Extended Again

The dispute returned to the South Australian Employment Tribunal on Thursday 28 September 2017.SA Health confirmed at the hearing that they are continuing discussions with tender applicants still including an in-house option. more>

Land Services Dispute Update

The PSA appeared again in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) today 5 October 2017 to present arguments in the Land Services dispute. more>

Leave Without Pay Application Rejected? Next Steps by Land Services Members

The PSA is aware that a number of Leave Without Pay applications have been rejected based on a clause in the privatisation contract. more>

Statewide Older Persons Mental Health Draft Model of Care - Urgent Member Feedback Sought

SA Health has released the draft Model of Care (MoC) for Older Persons Mental Health Services in SA. more>

Surgery and Perioperative Medicine Leadership Structure Consultation

The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) has proposed a review of the leadership structure within Surgery and Perioperative Medicine (SAPOM). more>

Superannuation and Paid Parental Leave

Superannuation payments during periods of paid parental leave will now be reinstated following Public Service Association (PSA) Ministerial representations. more>

DCP Finance and Corporate Services Restructure - Update

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) has provided position description’s for leadership roles in the new Finance and Corporate Services area and have begun advertising these senior roles that report to the Chief Financial Officer. more>

DCP ICT Services Restructure - Update

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) has now provided position description’s for new or modified roles within DCP ICT Services. more>

Forestry SA Enterprise Bargaining 2017 Brief No. 3

There have been two further Enterprise Bargaining (EB) meetings held at Mt. Crawford HQ on Thursday 14 September 2017 and Thursday 5 October 2017. more>

Action Starts Now – It’s Time to Ramp up the Pressure

Stop work meetings, work bans and a rally at Parliament House next month were supported and authorised at a meeting of PSA Worksite Representatives and EB Ambassadors today. more>

Flinders University Enterprise Bargaining Update No. 4

The third enterprise bargaining negotiation meeting was held on 10 October 2017. Among items discussed was improvements to the current redundancy clause (A 35). more>

Minda Consultative Forums

The Public Service Association (PSA) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from members working at Minda Incorporated to attend quarterly consultative forums. more>

New Prisoner Accommodation at AWP to Open as Totally Smoke Free

Following a number of conciliation conferences in the SA Employment Tribunal (SAET), agreement was reached to open the new Adelaide Women’s Prison (AWP) Ruby Unit (Stage 1) prisoner accommodation as totally smoke free. more>

Review of Services at Modbury Hospital

The PSA has recently received formal notification from the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Mailinauskas regarding a review of the services provided at Modbury Hospital. more>

PSA Meets With SAPOL Management

The Public Service Association (PSA) has met with South Australia Police (SAPOL) Assistant Commissioner Noel Banford and Sergeant Adam Rice to discuss ongoing issues effecting members. more>

Outpatients Imaging Dispute Needs to be Finalised

The Outpatients Imaging dispute returned to the South Australian Employment Tribunal on Thursday 12 October 2017. more>

SAMI Women’s and Children’s Hospital Proposed MRI and 24/7 Changes

SA Medical Imaging have proposed imaging service changes for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The changes expand on General X-Ray and MRI modalities in response to increased demand in these areas and to provide a more expedient service. more>

Land Services Group: Where To Now?

PSA Members should be proud of their efforts throughout the difficult privatisation process at Land Services Office. Although we were unable to stop the privatisation itself, we focussed on ensuring that all staff entitlements were guaranteed and jobs were secured. more>

Outpatient Imaging Dispute Win – No Privatisation

The PSA and other unions were called back to the South Australian Employment Tribunal this afternoon and advised by SA Health Deputy Chief Executive Don Frater that the Minister for Health would announce that the OPD Imaging Services at the new RAH will remain staffed by public sector employees. This is a big win for PSA members and public sector workers. more>

Feedback Required Re: Proposed Structure of The Strategy and Performance Directorate

The Department for Child Protection has written to the PSA regarding the proposed structure of the Strategy and Performance Directorate. more>

DEWNR Job Losses - More Information Needed

The PSA has received a number of calls from concerned members with the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, arising from recent media articles highlighting that the Department is looking for expressions of interest in taking over part or all of the work done on some DEWNR sites. more>

PSA Meets With CFS Management (2)

Members are advised that the Public Service Association (PSA) met with Country Fire Service (CFS) yesterday as part of the regular meeting cycle. more>

New Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) Outpatient Imaging – Ministerial Statement

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Peter Malinauskas MLC, made a ministerial statement about the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) outpatient medical imaging services on Tuesday 17 October 2017. more>

Shuttle Bus Changes – What To Do

Royal Adelaide Hospital staff were advised today of changes to the CALHN Frome Road shuttle bus service. The changes were without notice and without consultation with staff. more>

Proposed SALHN Allied Health And Intermediate Care Workforce Model And Organisational Structure Feedback Request

The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) have released for consultation the proposed Allied Health and Intermediate Workforce Model and Organisational Structure. more>

Breastscreen SA Proposed Restructure

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network has proposed realignment of Breastscreen SA (BSSA) so that South Australian Medical Imaging (SAMI) provide operational and clinical governance for the service. more>

Industrial Action Deferred – For Now

Industrial actions about to begin across our PSA membership are being deferred for one week. This is because the government has started to consider your PSA EA proposals seriously. more>

Sentence Administration Review

The PSA has recently received formal correspondence from the Department for Correctional Services advising of the proposed centralisation of the sentence administration functions. more>

Review of Allied Health Peer Assessment Guidelines

The PSA has recently received formal correspondence from the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) advising of a proposed review of the Allied Health Peer Assessment Guidelines. more>