News Archives July 2018

Safework SA ICAC Evaluation – PSA Submission

The PSA submission to the ICAC Evaluation was lodged on June 15 2018. The submission will be uploaded to the ICAC Evaluation website. more>

Proposed Restructures in Shared Services – Feedback Sought

Shared Services management have officially notified the PSA of restructures across the Quality Assurance function within Payroll Services and the Business Systems and Performance Directorate. more>

Payroll Services Members Win New Consultative Committee to Address Workplace Issues

Payroll Services members have been reporting that workloads are becoming unmanageable.Earlier this year concerned members from one area addressed this through their Worksite Representative. The members lodged a workload concern under the new Enterprise Agreement workload clause and were able to get a number of immediate measures in place to address this. more>

Community Youth Justice Industrial Relations Forum – June 2018

The PSA attended the second Industrial Relations Forum (ILF) recently to ensure that matters of concern were tabled for members. more>

SA Health – Introduction of Local Health Network Governing Boards

The Public Service Association (PSA) recently attended a briefing of Unions in relation to the introduction of Local Health Network (LHN) Governing Boards across South Australia. more>

PSA Letter to SA Pathology Following Staff Survey

The PSA has written to SA Pathology today with a summary of the issues presented by staff in the recent PSA SA Pathology Staff Survey. The PSA requested that SA Pathology respond to the letter with a commitment to action that would return the service provided by SA Pathology to the levels that existed prior to the rollout of Millenium. more>

Country Health SA – Review of Yorke and Northern Region Community Health Structure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received correspondence from the Regional Director of the Yorke and Northern Region, advising of Country Health SA’s (CHSA) intention to undertake a Review of the Community Health Structure within the Region. more>

SALHN - Allied Health and Intermediate Care Services Review Update

The PSA has received correspondence from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) in relation to the Allied Health and Intermediate Care Services Review. more>

Department for Environment and Water - Proposed Changes to Science and Information Group

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) of proposed changes to three roles within the Science and Information Group. more>

Calling All ASO1s

During the recent enterprise agreement bargaining process the PSA successfully negotiated an audit of all ASO1 positions to address the under-classification of ASO1 staff in the public service. more>

DPTI Defies SA Employment Tribunal in Drug and Alcohol Policy Debacle

DPTI HR have sent an email to DPTI staff today stating the “Drug and Alcohol Policy is live and in effect”. This statement is not accurate. more>

Enterprise Bargaining for SSOs – Your Voice, Your Union, Your Agreement

The bargaining for conditions and pay in the Education Agreement for SSOs has begun. This is the chance once again for the PSA to go into bat for our members who work as support staff in schools. more>

SA Health - Allied Health Assistants Review AHA – Pharmacy Draft Position Descriptors Out for Consultation

The PSA has received correspondence in relation to the development by SA Pharmacy of draft Position Descriptors for SA Pharmacy Assistant/Technicians to enable a clear understanding of the requirements of AHA-1, AHA-2, AHA-3 and AHA-4. They are now out for consultation. more>

Allied Health Assistants Recognised at Last – Do You Qualify?

A new classification stream was introduced in your new Enterprise Agreement especially for Allied Health Assistants in the Department of Health. The reason for the change is to recognise the value of your work, provide access to a better career path and potentially lead to a wage increase. more>

Your Work is Essential – Share Your Story

The Public Service Association is proud of our PSA members and the vital work you do in our community.PSA members provide affordable, accessible and essential services that build a positive, fair, and civilised society. more>

DPTI’s Proposed Drug and Alcohol Policy - We Are Still in Dispute

The DPTI Drug and Alcohol Policy debacle is still with us even though members have agreed many months ago that the policy was unreasonable, unjustified, inequitable and that there were potential serious problems with implementation. more>

EPA Regulatory Transformation Restructure

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has written to the Public Service Association (PSA) to inform the PSA of a restructure in the Regulation Directorate of the EPA. more>

Crib Break Progress – Draft Personal Flexibility Agreement

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been tirelessly pursuing the introduction of a crib break arrangement for Intensive Compliance Officers (ICOs) at Community Corrections, Edwardstown for a considerable time. Some of the delay encountered has been due to the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment deciding that a Personal Flexibility Agreement (PFA) would be preferable to a group Workplace Flexibility Agreement. more>

PSA Disability Update

So much has happened in the last month in Disability as the system transfers to the private sector under the NDIS. Below is an update for all PSA Disability members about what has been going on and what we are doing as a union. more>

Investigative Processes by The Department for Correctional Services

The Public Service Association (PSA) has recently received a response to the formal correspondence sent on behalf of Intensive Compliance Officers (ICO) at Community Corrections Edwardstown regarding investigative processes being undertaken by the Department for Correctional Services (DCS). more>

Draft SALHN Mental Health (MH) CMH Model of Care (MoC) – PSA Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for the comprehensive feedback provided to the PSA at members’ meetings and by email, regarding the draft SALHN MH Adult CMH MoC. more>

AYTC - More Clarity Required – Use of MSS Guards

The PSA for a considerable time has been pursuing clarity, accountability and governance structures when Youth Workers at Adelaide Youth Training Centre staff (AYTC) are required to work alongside MSS Guards on hospital admissions. more>

Appropriate Usage of Closed Circuit Television at AYTC

The PSA, for a considerable time, has been seeking clarity regarding the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC). more>

South Australian Superannuation Board and Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of SA Elections 2018

This year, two Director positions on Super SA and one Director position on Funds SA are up for election. more>

NALHN Mental Health - Proposed MH Senior Management Structure - PSA Feedback to NALHN Response

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for the feedback provided to the PSA at members’ meetings and by email regarding NALHN’s response to the PSA’s feedback in November 2017 to the proposed Restructure. more>

Have Your Say: Consultation on Remote or Isolated Work Procedure

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has opened consultation on the Draft ‘Remote or Isolated Work’ Work Health and Safety (WHS) procedure. more>