News Archives December 2017

NALHN Mental Health – Proposed Senior Management Structure – Members Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks all members who attended the members’ meetings held regarding these proposals and those who forwarded comments to include in the PSA’s feedback to NALHN about the proposed Senior Management Structure. more>

Tafe SA – Urgent Update – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Audit Outcomes and Resignation of Tafe SA Chief Executive Officer

The Public Service Association (PSA) is aware of the outcome of the ASQA audit impacting on enrolments in 14 courses and qualification concerns for hundreds of students. more>

Industrial Work Bans - Funeral Escorts – Yatala Labour Prison

The PSA has provided formal correspondence today to the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) advising that members at Yatala Labour Prison (YLP) do not feel confident that DCS can maintain or ensure members’ safety while at work. more>

Renewal SA: Proposed Changes to Leave Loading Payments

Renewal SA management has contacted the PSA to seek member feedback on Renewal SA’s proposed changes to Leave Loading Payments. more>

TAFE SA | Urgent Update | Dispute Notified to The South Australian Employment Tribunal Regarding Restructures/Reviews and Realignments

Further to the Public Service Association’s (PSA’s) Information Update of 5 December 2017 here, TAFE SA has chosen to not accept the PSA’s request that all restructures/reviews and realignments be placed on hold and have advised that they will be continuing with current processes. more>

Statewide Older Persons Mental Health Services (OPMHS) Draft Model of Care Vol. 2 | Residential Services for People with Severe and Enduring Mental Illness, and Services for Regional Communities | Urgent Member Feedback Sought

SA Health has released the draft OPMHS Model of Care (MoC) Vol. 2 regarding residential services for people with severe and enduring mental illness, and services for regional communities. An expert working group with lived experience, industry, clinical and industrial representation - including the Public Service Association (PSA) more>

TAFE SA – Urgent Update – Dispute Conciliation Conference Listed

Further to the Public Service Association’s (PSA’s) Information Update of 7 December 2017, PSA Worksite Representatives will attend with the PSA, a dispute conciliation conference which has been listed in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) for Monday 11 December 2017 regarding restructures/reviews and realignments. more>

SA Water – Proposed SA Water Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Procedure – Member Feedback Sought

SA Water has contacted the Community and Public Sector Union (State Public Service Federation Group) South Australian Branch (CPSU/PSA) seeking feedback regarding proposed changes to the current SA Water Drug and Alcohol Management Procedure. more>

Government Issues Enterprise Agreement Offer | PSA Worksite Representatives Recommend Support

Following tough negotiations driven long and hard by the PSA the government has now issued an offer for a new enterprise agreement. more>

Changes to How Allowances are Reported on Payslips

The PSA has received advice that Shared Services SA (SSSA) and SA Health will be aligning all employees across the Local Health Networks to alleviate an inconsistency in relation to how some employees have their hourly rate inflated. more>

Service SA Site Has Win on WH+S!

PSA members at a customer service centre in Adelaide have been working in extreme heat without air conditioning for the past two days. Members had raised this matter internally with local management without any resolution to this unsafe working environment. more>

PSA Challenges Use of Section 47 for Private Sector ‘secondments’

The PSA has lodged an application challenging the use of Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 to assign staff from Land Services Group staff to do work for the private provider, Land Services SA. more>

PSA Accepts Terms of Offer for New Enterprise Agreement | Government Opens Ballot - PSA Recommends Voting ‘YES’

The Government has today issued a proposed Enterprise Agreement and opened the ballot.The proposed new Enterprise Agreement has been checked by the PSA and contains all the matters agreed in principle with the PSA. more>

PSA Recommends Voting ‘YES’

The PSA is recommending members support the government’s proposal for a new salaried agreement. more>

TAFE SA – PSA Wins – Outcomes from Dispute Conciliation Conference - Reviews Dispute

As reported in the Public Service Association’s (PSA) Information Update on 8 December 2017, the PSA had lodged a Notification of Industrial Dispute in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET). This related to the TAFE SA Internal Reviews/Restructures and Realignments and the External Review announced by the Minister for Education and Higher Skills, to be conducted by the Nous Group. more>

Car Parking Allocations and Shuttle Bus Update - 2

CALHN management continues to consult with unions in relation to car parking and the interim shuttle bus arrangements at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. more>

Shared Services and Renewal SA - Port Adelaide Relocation Update

Members from Renewal SA and Shared Services have met again to discuss ongoing concerns with the proposed relocation to Port Adelaide. more>