News Archives September 2018

National Child Protection Week – SA Award Winner Announced

This week is National Child Protection Week. A PSA Information Update was sent to members last week with materials for the week for you to use at your worksite. We encourage you to have a morning or afternoon tea sometime during the week to acknowledge and celebrate the work of Child Protection Workers. more>

PSA SSO Bargaining Claim to be Tabled This Week

This Thursday, 6 September 2018, the PSA will be putting our Enterprise Bargaining Claim to the Department for Education on behalf of our SSO members. more>

DRAFT SALHN Mental Health (MH) CMH Model of Care (MoC) – Response from SALHN MH to the PSA’s Feedback

Further to the Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 23 July 2018 containing the PSA feedback to SALHN regarding the draft SALHN CMH MoC, the PSA thanks members again for the comprehensive feedback provided to the PSA at members’ meetings and by email. more>

Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) – Proposed Restructure – Corporate Communications - PSA Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for the feedback provided to the PSA regarding the above proposed restructure. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) – Not Filling Roles to Achieve Savings of $426,000

The Public Service Association (PSA) is appalled to have seen an email and accompanying spreadsheets, where a SALHN MH Senior Business Manager has congratulated SALHN MH Executives and Managers for achieving $426,000 in savings by not filling roles. more>

State Budget 2018-2019

Treasurer Rob Lucas, MLC, today handed down a State Budget characterised by job and service cuts and privatisation. more>

Urgent Update - NALHN – Modbury Hospital - Asbestos Confirmed on 6th Floor Medical Records Archive Area

Approximately four weeks ago, a concerned Public Service Association (PSA) member contacted the PSA about possible asbestos risks on the 6th floor Medical Records Archive area. The PSA contacted the NALHN Manager of Workforce Health and Safety (WHS) immediately and a response was provided and forwarded to members on 6 August 2018. more>

State Budget 2018 – Proposed Closure Of Tafe Campuses

As noted in the Public Service Association (PSA) State Budget Information Update on 4 September 2018, the PSA strongly opposes the Government’s decision to close TAFE SA Campuses as announced in the State Budget. more>

PSA ALL MEMBER RALLY - SAY NO TO JOB AND SERVICE CUTS AND PRIVATISATIONS

The new State Budget is characterised by job and service cuts and privatisations. The time to get together and stand up for the Public Sector is now. more>

Child Protection - Financial Wellbeing Program Axed

Department For Child Protection (DCP) Chief Executive Cathy Taylor announced on Tuesday September 4 2018 that DCP would no longer deliver the Financial Wellbeing Program. This task will be outsourced to the non-government sector resulting in the loss of 59 positions in the Financial Wellbeing program. more>

Legal Services Commission - Access to Flexitime

Members at a number of sites have reported that some management are of the belief that “lawyers are not eligible for flexitime”. The 2017 Enterprise Agreement (South Australian Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017) includes the following clauses on flexitime. more>

CALHN Proposed Oncology Restructure

CALHN has announced a proposed restructure of Radiation Oncology. more>

SAET Orders on Prison Lockdown

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended a further compulsory conference at the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) throughout the day and evening yesterday (Saturday) about the prison lockdown being held on Monday in support of the rally against the privatisation of the Adelaide Remand Centre and cuts to jobs and services across the Public Sector. more>

PSA RALLY HELD TODAY

Congratulations to all members who attended the successful events held at Parliament House, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, the march from the Adelaide Remand Centre and the events at all prison sites today. more>

WCHN - Proposed Governance Changes - Play Therapy Services - Member Feedback Sought

WCHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the proposed governance changes for the WCHN Play Therapy Services. more>

The State Budget - What does it mean for Disability?

The State Budget contains privatisation measures and job cuts, and in a number of agencies, packages are already being offered. more>

Shared Services SA ASO1 Update

The PSA has agreed to release the ASO1 audit process from hold and understands that staff have been notified if they will be reclassified to an ASO2. more>

CALHN Mental Health - Draft Operational Guidelines - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) Mental Health Short Stay Unit - Member Feedback Sought

CALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the draft Operational Guidelines for TQEH MHSSU. more>

To All Members at Parliament House

Enterprise Bargaining meetings for the three Enterprise Agreements (EAs) which cover employees at Parliament House are about to recommence. more>

Today is R U OK Day

R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with life. more>

Consumer and Business Services - Business Services Branch

Members have contacted the Public Service Association (PSA) regarding proposals for a restructure of the Business Services Branch of CBS. more>

A Message to PSA Members from the General Secretary and President

The Public Service Association (PSA) has a proud history of standing up to the Government of the day and fighting for a well resourced world class public service for our members and the greater South Australian community. more>

WCHN - nWCH - Scenarios, Adjacencies and Principles for the nWCH - Member Feedback Sought

The Public Service Association (PSA) is your industrial representative on the nWCH Taskforce Industrial Bodies Reference Group. more>

Shared Services Further Changes to Quality Assurance Team

Shared Services has contacted the Public Service Association (PSA) to advise of further planned changes to the Quality Assurance Team. more>

DPTI Restructures - Strategic Design Section - Member Feedback Wanted

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been informed of the proposed restructure of the Strategic Design Section within the Architecture and Built Environment directorate in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). more>

SAHLN Mental Health (MH) - SALHN Response Regarding Vacancy Strategy

Further to the Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 4 September 2018, the PSA wrote to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SALHN expressing serious concern at both the appalling email congratulating SALHN MH Executives and Managers for achieving $426,000 in savings by not filling roles and the fact that this savings strategy exists. more>

Office of the Independent Gambling Authority

The PSA has been advised of the expected dissolution of the Independent Gambling Authority and the transfer of employees to Consumer and Business Services of Attorney General’s Department (AGD). more>

Legal Services Commission - Review of the National Partnership Agreement

The PSA and our national body, the Community and Public Sector Union (State Public Sector Federation) (CPSU (SPSF)) is formulating a submission to the review of the National Partnership Agreement. more>

State Budget 2018 - Stop the TAFE Campus Closures

The Public Service Association (PSA) strongly opposes the Government’s decision to close TAFE SA Campuses as announced in the State Budget. more>

Financial Counsellors are Essential to Child Protection

The PSA is committed to campaign against the Department’s plan to axe the financial counsellor program as announced as part of the State Budget. more>

Land Services Secondee Update: Staff to Return to Government

Public Sector staff who were assigned or seconded to work for the privatised Land Services organisation known as Land Services SA have now been advised of a draft timetable for their return to Government. more>

TAFE SA - Proposed Governance Realignment – Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Creches – Tafe SA Response to PSA Feedback

Further to the Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 30 August 2018 containing the feedback provided to TAFE SA on behalf of PSA members regarding the above proposed realignment, TAFE SA has now responded to this feedback. more>