PSA sets out demands to O’Farrell

By Julian Bajkowski New South Wales Public Service Association members have staked out their demands to limit cutbacks by the O’Farrell government aimed at reducing the size and cost of the state’s public service. The list of proposed rollbacks follows a half day stop work action yesterday that resulted in the bureaucratic equivalent of the […]

PSA holds firm on stop work

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley NSW Public Sector Association has told its members it will go ahead with a planned half-day stop-work meeting for Monday 8th October despite being told by the state’s industrial umpire to refrain from the action. A statement issued by the union said that PSA senior officers “have determined that […]

NSW public servants set for Monday stop work

By Julian Bajkowski A mass rally of New South Wales public sector workers protesting the O’Farrell government’s plans to slash around 10,000 jobs from agencies is primed to kick off a fresh round of industrial strife in the state as unions muscle-up to try and prevent sackings. The Public Sector Association is urging its members […]

DFAT supports stranded government employees overseas

By Paul Hemsley During the industrial relations dispute between Qantas and its employees, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) assisted government and non-government employees stranded overseas. As a result of the flight cancellations stemming from the dispute, extra DFAT staff were immediately added to the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra for stranded Australians needing further […]


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