PSA Meets Members in Land Services Group

05 July 2016

Assurances Sought from Treasurer

Today the Public Service Association (PSA) met with members to discuss concerns regarding the future of the Lands Titles Office (LTO). Members clearly expressed fears that any attempt to progress privatisation plans would have a massive negative impact for employees and the SA public. Despite previous requests by the PSA, the State Government has failed to commit to maintaining the LTO in public hands.

Members also clearly expressed that they do not support any move by the State Government to sell, partially sell, or outsource any of the functions of this important public asset, as any form of privatisation will potentially increase costs to the SA public, jeopardise the employment conditions of members and place the security of personal details within the control of a private sector operator.

As a consequence the PSA has written to Treasurer Koutsantonis to advise him that PSA members in LTO will look at further action if the SA Government goes ahead with the sale of this valued asset (see letter here).

The motion passed by members called on the State Government to confirm ahead of Thursday's State Budget, that the LTO will not be privatised in any way. PSA members will consider taking further action unless this immediate commitment is made.

The PSA will keep members updated as information is received from State Government. Now is the time to join and stop the possible privatisation of this valuable State asset.

For further discussion on this issue please contact the PSA.