Potential Changes to the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium

23 August 2019

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised of proposed organisational structures of both the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.

A copy of the letters sent to the PSA can found by clicking the links:

South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017

South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Weekly Paid 2017

These changes will see a number of reporting line and role title changes, however the proposal has no net reduction in the number of roles at these sites.

The Department is required under your Enterprise Agreements to consult with your union on proposed changes in your workplace. This consultation process is your right under your current agreements and is an entitlement that union members have fought to achieve and improve over recent years.

Affected staff have been advised of the changes and are encouraged to provide feedback to the PSA on these proposed structures. All feedback received by the PSA is provided to the Department for Environment and Water in a non-identifying manner.

Members can provide feedback to the PSA by email by 12:00pm 26 August 2019.

Now is the time to encourage your colleagues who are not in the PSA to join to make sure that your entitlements that are protected in your enterprise agreements are not taken away.