News Archives December 2018

Consultative Meeting | Staffing Arrangements for Reception and Control Room at Jonal Drive Campus

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been supporting members at Adelaide Youth Training in relation to securing appropriate staffing for the reception and control room at the Jonal Drive campus. more>

Restructure of Agriculture, Food and Wine | PSA Member Feedback Requested Urgently

PIRSA has informed the PSA of the proposed realignment of Agriculture, Food and Wine. more>

Department for Trade Tourism and Investment

On 15 October 2018, Chief Executive wrote to the Public Service Association (PSA) to advise that as a result of the Machinery of Government (MOG) the newly formed Department for Trade Tourism and Investment (DTTI) will undergo a strategy, functions and structure realignment. more>

Success Continues in Housing SA Contract Fight

As members in the SA Housing Authority are well aware, there have been a number of ongoing concerns since the Machinery of Government changes around the newly introduced common law contracts. more>

Enterprise Agreement Ballot - Parliament House

The PSA recommend to vote “YES”. At the Parliament House Enterprise Bargaining meeting held on Friday 23 November 2018 the PSA agreed that, subject to a few changes, the draft could go to ballot. These changes were made. more>

Update From PSA Meeting About the Department for Industry and Skills’ Realignment

On Wednesday 5 December 2018, PSA members met to discuss the response from the DIS Chief Executive in relation to staff concerns about the DIS realignment process and structure and other issues and questions that members wish to be raised with management. more>

DCS Custodial Central Consultative Committee (CCC) Meeting – Terminated Early by DCS

DCS Executive terminated the Custodial Central Consultative Committee (CCC) Meeting held at DCS Corporate Office on Thursday 6 December 2018. more>

SA Not For Sale – All Member Campaign Update

The PSA has been working with members across the Public Sector affected by the State Budget. As part of the broader campaign, the PSA recently engaged in both social media and print media advertising to educate and highlight to the community the nature of the Budget cuts and privatisations. more>

Win for PSA 2UP Campaign in the Upper House of Parliament

The PSA commenced our Campaign for 2UP On Shift in Residential Care in 2017.The Government of the day accepted in principle the Nyland Royal Commission Recommendation 150C. However they did not support the implementation of 2UP staffing, which states single handed shifts be abandoned immediately. more>

Forensic Services SA – Proposal for Change in FSSA Chemistry Group

Forensic Services SA has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about a proposed change to the Chemistry Group with the loss of a PO-5 laboratory-based role. Advice from FSSA is that consultation will be open until Monday 17 December 2018. more>

CALHN Mental Health (MH) | Eastern Inpatient Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Allied Health (ah) Seven Day Service | Proposed Roles, Mock Rosters and Shift Times | Member Feedback Sought

CALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback regarding proposed roles, mock rosters and shift times associated with the commencement of the Eastern Inpatient RAH MH AH seven day service. more>

NALHN | Proposed Changes to Financial Services | Member Feedback Sought

NALHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback regarding proposed changes to NALHN Financial Services. The proposal includes consolidation of reporting lines for Business Consultants and the Financial Recovery team, and creation of a Finance Divisional Manager role to which those teams would report. more>

Christmas and New Year PSA Office Close Down

On behalf of the PSA Executive, Council and staff, we would like to thank you for your support during 2018 and for belonging to your union. more>

Notification of Dispute - Women’s And Children’s Health Network (WCHN) – Proposed Health Informatics, Planning, Performance and Outcomes (hippo) Unit Restructure, and Health Information and Decision Support Re-alignment

The Public Service Association (PSA) has notified the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WCHN of a formal dispute in relation to lack of genuine consultation around the above Restructure and Realignment. more>

Night Officers in Residential Care Units Win Reclassification to OPS 3

The PSA has been negotiating with the Department for Child Protection for the past 18 months to have OPS2 Night Officers in Residential Care Units reclassified to OPS3 Night Officers in line with their duties and all other Residential Care facilities. more>

SafeWork SA | Proposals For Change

SafeWork SA has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about proposed changes to the structure of the organisation as a result of budget cuts. Whenever change is proposed, genuine consultation must occur as well as an analysis of workload as per the South Australian Modern Public Service Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017 (SAMPSEAS). more>

Stop the Axing of Financial Counsellors Update

The PSA and Financial Counselling members have been actively engaging with Members of Parliament from all sides to gain their support to prevent the Axing of the Financial Wellbeing Program. more>

PIRSA Agriculture Food and Wine

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised by Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) that a realignment of services in Agriculture, Food and Wine Division has commenced. more>

TAFE SA Ongoing Consultation Concerns – Letter to Interim Chief Executive

The Public Service Association (PSA) has written to the Interim Chief Executive (CE) of TAFE SA, Ms Alex Reid, on behalf of members expressing concern regarding the repeated issues with consultation by TAFE SA. more>

Workplace Changes Within DPTI

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been informed of three proposed changes within the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). more>

SARDI Contract Conversions Update | The Process Continues

The process of assessing the employment contracts of staff at SARDI is continuing. From the most recent discussion with Principal Consultant, Industrial Relations, People and Culture, the PSA has the following information. more>

Assistants to Members of Parliament - Notice of Commencement of Bargaining Process

The first official Enterprise Bargaining (EB) meeting for the successor Assistants to Members of Parliament Enterprise Agreement (EA) is to be held on Thursday 20 December. more>

Machinery of Government Change: Transfer of Staff to PIRSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised of the transfer of seven staff and nine positions that are currently working for the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) for the Pastoral Board of South Australia to Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA). more>

DEW PSA Staff Committee: Update from First Meeting

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the Department for Environment and Water held the first DEW PSA Representative Committee on Monday 10 December 2018. more>

Courts Administration Authority | Proposals for Change

The Courts Administration Authority (CAA) has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback on a proposal for consultation after recent budget cuts has prompted the organisation to review its operations. more>

Strong Union Membership = Best Possible Outcomes

Members would be aware from previous information updates from the PSA that a Functional Review of Community Youth Justice has commenced. more>

Community Corrections - Dispute | Public Holiday Falling on a Programmed Day Off

The Public Service Association (PSA) has recently placed the matter of a public holiday falling on a programmed day off (PDO) in dispute. more>

Finalised Workplace Flexibility Agreement | Intensive Compliance Officers

As members are aware, the Public Service Association (PSA) has pursued the facilitation of a crib break arrangement for members employed as Intensive Compliance Officers. The PSA confirms that the crib break has finally been executed with the introduction of a Workplace Flexibility Agreement (WFA). The WFA remains in place during the life of the current South Australia Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017. more>

Community Corrections - Errors In Leave Loading VS Penalty Payments to be Rectified

Members would be aware that the PSA has been pursuing clarity for members at the Intensive Compliance Unit (who work rotating shifts over seven days) regarding appropriate remuneration when taking recreation leave. more>