News Archives October 2019

Call Centre Dispute Heard in the SAET

The PSA notified a dispute to the South Australian Employment Tribunal regarding the issues relating to DCP of Call Centre staff caring for young people overnight and the transporting of young people out of hours. more>

Work in Renewal SA and on a Contract?

Public Service Association (PSA) members continue to be concerned with the number of staff in Renewal SA on long term contract employment and have agreed this is the number one matter which needs to be addressed. more>

SA Not For Sale - Campaign Update

The next item on the Government auction block is Trams and Trains and the fight to keep keep them public is hotting up. Many Public Service Association (PSA) members have been helping get the word out to the community by getting postcards opposing the privatisation signed by tram commuters on their way to and from work. The postcards will be delivered to Premier Steven Marshall to highlight how wide the opposition to this decision spreads. more>

CAFHS: Proposed Changes to Early Parenting Groups

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received the following information from Child and Family Health Service (CAFHS) Management around proposed changes to the early parenting groups. more>

Bullying and Harassment: PSA Notifies Dispute with CFS

The PSA has been supporting the Community Engagement team as well as a number of members in the CFS Information and Operations team in regards to complaints about bullying and harassment from management. more>

SA Health | Draft SA Health Remote and Isolated Work Safety (WHS) Policy Directive | Member Feedback Sought

SA Health has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the draft SA Health Remote and Isolated Work Safety (WHS) Policy Directive. more>

State Wage Case 2019 and Recreational Leave Loading

On 27 September 2019 the Full Bench of SAET (South Australian Employment Tribunal) handed down its decision on the State Wage Case. more>

Bullying And Harassment - Can You Identify Bullying Behaviours Within the Country Fire Service (CFS)?

Bullying is a serious issue in workplaces across Australia and a risk factor for depression, anxiety and suicide. It does not just hurt those involved. The wider workplace also feels the effects through lost productivity, increased absenteeism, poor morale and time spent documenting, pursuing or defending claims. It is estimated to cost Australian organisations between $6 billion and $36 billion a year. more>

“Ensuring Integrity” Bill – It’s Anti-worker and Anti-democratic

The federal government in July introduced a more extensive and more extreme version of its original 2017 bill in relation to registered organisations (unions). more>

PSA Dispute Lodged in The South Australian Employment Tribunal About Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) Testing Concerns

The Public Service Association (PSA) has lodged a dispute in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) following a lack of response from TAFE SA to PSA members’ concerns with the CSPA process. more>

Redeployment Transition Centre (RTC) Outcome of Dispute in The South Australian Employment Tribunal

The Public Service Association (PSA) lodged a dispute notification with the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) on Friday 4 October 2019 requesting an urgent listing. A conciliation conference was held on 9 October 2019. more>

WCHN Proposed Changes to Outpatient Re-appointment Form

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) is proposing to update the outpatient re-appointment form. more>

TAFE SA | Positive Outcomes for Members | PSA Dispute About Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) Testing Concerns

The PSA lodged a dispute in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) following a lack of response from TAFE SA to PSA members’ concerns with the CSPA process. more>

TAFE SA | PSA Requests an Urgent Hearing in The South Australian Employment Tribunal | “Student Experience Transformation” Restructure

Further to the Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update issued to all TAFE SA members on 18 October 2019, the PSA has received a response from TAFE SA to the PSA’s email outlining the concerns of the PSA and members. more>

SA Health | CALHN | Employee Relations Restructure | Update Regarding Outstanding Information for Consultation

The initial date for closure of consultation for the employee relations restructure was 30 September 2019. However PSA members raised concerns regarding consultation closing despite.. more>

Disability Accommodation Update | BCU Shift

The process for applying for jobs in the new structure is underway with interviews happening over the coming weeks. The next consultative committee meeting for the overall restructure is on Monday 28 October 2019. more>

TAFE SA | Facilities And Procurement Restructure | PSA and Members’ Concerns Regarding Gilles Plains Stores | Notification of Dispute

The Public Service Association (‘PSA’) has written to the TAFE SA Chief Executive (‘CE’), notifying of a consultation dispute about the Facilities And Procurement (‘FAPS’) Restructure and impacts on Gilles Plains (‘GP’) Stores. more>

Dynamic Model Overtime Process Adelaide Youth Training Centre

The Public Service Association (PSA) and Worksite Representatives at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC) have worked very hard negotiating great outcomes for staffing levels at Goldsborough Road site when the movement of young people from Jonal Drive occurs. more>

Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment Update

Your Public Service Association (PSA) Worksite Representatives (WSR’s) along with PSA Organiser Paul Moroney met with Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment yesterday. more>

PSA Achieves Successful Outcomes for Workload Issues in the “Student Experience Transformation” Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased to advise that we were successful in our arguments at the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) where it was confirmed that TAFE SA must uphold their obligations under the South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017 (‘SAMPSEAS’). more>

Disability Accommodation BCU Office Move Update

On Friday 28 October 2019, PSA Team Leader Organising and PSA Worksite Representative met with Disability to discuss issues that members had raised about the move of BCU staff from Strathmont to the city. more>

PSA Supports the Action of ANMF Members

PSA members would be aware that members of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will be taking action in the form of one hour stop work meetings in support of a new fair enterprise agreement. more>

Accrual of Flexitime | Management to Correct Errors for Members

PSA Worksite Representatives raised the issue of accrual of flexitime with PSA Organiser after members advised that the TimePro system would not record accrued flexitime over 20 hours. The PSA then wrote to the Public Trustee to seek rectification of this issue. more>

Child Protection Staff Caring for Children in Call Centre and Offices

The Public Service Association (PSA) continues to be in dispute with the Department for Child Protection (DCP) about Call Centre Shift Team staff being asked to care for children instead of performing their core duties, resulting in a backlog of notifications. more>

How About That Pay Rise!

The last pay rise from your current enterprise agreement should have appeared in your pay last week. This is the third pay rise negotiated by the PSA under the current agreement, which has a nominal expiry in January 2020. The agreement will continue to operate until a successor agreement is in place. more>