News Archives November 2017

Public Trustee (PT) Workload Dispute – PT Facilitated Discussions

The Public Service Association (PSA) and PSA Worksite Representatives have been meeting with Management and Mick Doyle (Facilitator) weekly throughout October to progress the long standing workload dispute. more>

EB Negotiations – Now we are Getting Somewhere

PSA members’ proposals for a new enterprise agreement continue to be the subject of serious consideration in EB negotiations. more>

Car Parking Allocations And Shuttle Bus Update

CALHN management consulted with unions about car parking at a meeting held on Monday at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. more>

Recreational Leave Dispute (Part-Time Workers) Leave Averaging

This long standing issue mainly affects SA Health employees who are part-time and whose hours of employment have fluctuated, i.e. are not consistent. more>

Ministerial Chauffeurs – Enterprise Bargaining 2017

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received a formal offer of wage increases and conditions for PSA members covered by the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Agreement. more>

Disability Services Officers - Weekly Paid Enterprise Agreement 2017

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received an offer from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet for increases to wages effective from 1 July 2017, 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019. more>

DPTI WHS Policies For Consultation: Feedback Sought

The DPTI Safety Section has released 3 draft Work Health and Safety procedures for consultation. more>

Expression of Interest Wanted for Child Protection Consultative Forum

PSA Worksite Representatives met for our monthly meeting on Wednesday 1 November 2017. One of the discussion topics was the Child Protection Consultative Forum. more>

Home Detention Integration to Begin

The Home Detention Integration Working Party met on Wednesday morning to discuss the steps moving forward as the Integration of Home Detention goes ‘live’ on Monday 13 November 2017. more>

DISPUTE LODGED IN SAET: DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY UPDATE

The Public Service Association (PSA) has lodged a dispute with the South Australian Employment Tribunal regarding the DPTI Drug and Alcohol Policy and Program. more>

Wages Parity EB Negotiations - We're Not There Yet

The PSA continues to press the Government for serious progress on PSA members’ proposals for a new enterprise agreement. more>

State Library of South Australia Restructure Update

The PSA acknowledges the commitment and resilience that our members of the State Library of South Australia (SLSA) have demonstrated throughout this lengthy restructure process. more>

Department for Health and Ageing | Office for the Ageing - Intergovernment Relations and Ageing Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised of a proposed restructure in the Intergovernment Relations and Ageing Directorate. more>

Come to the PSA EBA Members Rally on 29 November 2017 | Parliament House Steps | Lunch Time – Starts at 12:15pm

Enterprise Agreement negotiations have progressed but we are not there yet! A 1.5% wage offer is still on the table and we are still to reach agreement on a number of issues that members have said are important to them. more>

PSA Rally – You Don’t Need Permission!

The PSA EB Membership Rally at Parliament House will be held between 12:15pm and 1pm tomorrow, 29 November 2017 (Wednesday). This means many members will be able to attend the Rally in their lunchtime – especially those on flexitime arrangements. more>

PSA Office Closed For EB Rally

The Public Service Association (PSA) Office and Member Benefit Centre will be closed from 11:45am to 2:45pm on Wednesday 29 November 2017. more>

Too Much Talking and Not Enough Action for Medical Records Staffing

PSA members have been raising concerns about the staffing levels, workload and health and safety issues in medical records for many months with no real outcome from management. more>

Please Provide Feedback About the Changes to Structures at The LSC

Members would be aware there has been many structural changes at the Legal Service Commission over the last couple of years with the separation of the CLDP work into function and geographic based sections. Recruitment also took place for team leader roles for all sections except for the Elizabeth Regional office and Specialist Criminal Court Representation Sections. more>

See You Tomorrow at Parliament House at 12:15pm

Tomorrow PSA Members will rally at Parliament House for a fair agreement and an equitable pay rise. more>

RDNS Announced as the Domiciliary Care Provider

Today the State Government has announced the transfer of its metropolitan Domiciliary Care services, to RDNS SA, a not-for-profit organisation. This follows a comprehensive process that has included feedback from clients and staff in the selection criteria for the process. more>

PSA EBA Members Rally

Congratulations and thank you to members far and wide who rallied yesterday at Parliament House, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta and Ceduna. Despite the extreme heat, turnouts were strong at all locations. more>