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Click here to view the letter sent by the PSA General Secretary to the Minister and Treasurer, Mike Baird, that he referred to in his media release where he agreed to withdraw the Conditions Award application from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

Public sector work conditions saved - NSW Government backs down

In a major first round victory for the PSA, the NSW Government has decided to withdraw its application for a new, downgraded Conditions of Employment Award and their intention to slash the hard won conditions in up to one hundred other public sector awards.

The Government's move follows the strong opposition to the conditions cuts that were demonstrated by members at the state-wide meetings on 8 October.

The demand that the Government withdraw its conditions application was the top of the list of concerns in the resolution passed by members at the stop work meetings on 8 October.

Had the Government not withdrawn its application today, conditions such as sick leave, leave loading, parental leave and family and community service leave would be cut or overhauled.

Last year's High Court decision found that the Government's 2.5 percent wage cap on public sector workers' salaries was legal.

However, nothing can change the fact that this is bad law.

The PSA will continue to campaign to fight the wages legislation and have this law repealed .

With the conditions issue dispensed with, the PSA will now continue to fight against the public sector job cuts and demand that the NSW Government unveils its overarching plan and rationale for these cuts which are having an enormous negative impact.

Today members should be proud of the action they have taken and the determination they have shown in defending their conditions.

Listen to the 702 ABC Sydney Mornings Interview with Anne Gardiner Re: Conditions

Other News: PSA General Secretary, Anne Gardiner, Defends Correctional Officers on 2GB.

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PSA Election Results 2012

Post Election Report for: CPSU SPSF NSW Branch -

A copy of the report is available upon request. Please contact Sandra Lockey on 9220 0982.


Information on Lyme Disease

Central Council passes resolution condemning O'Farrell Government

High Court Wage Challenge Decision

Only staff with excessive leave forced to take leave over Christmas

Bans and Directions Lifted in Schools

Government cuts jobs first, asks questions later

Service NSW Recruitment Dispute

Schools - clarification of bans

Tweed caseworkers walk out

No hunting in National Parks - coming rallies

"ourTAFE matters" brochure

Service NSW Bulletin

Cronulla Fisheries workers call on O'Farrell to act

CPSU SPSF Group Federal Office Accounts 2012

Rangers see red over introduction of cattle grazing in national parks

TAFE employees protect work conditions in first Enterprise Agreement

Government cuts jobs first, asks questions later

State of the NSW Public Sector Report

Schools job cuts don't add up

Nationals must force O'Farrell back down on DPI regional job cuts: union

Billion-dollar bonus: government can afford to do better for school kids

Workers Comp: Unions NSW leaflet on implementation - October 2012

Union urges O'Farrell to overturn Cronulla Fisheries closure

PSA/CPSU News broadcast - Report on October 8 & video now online

CPSU (SPSF Group) NSW Branch Accounts 2012

New education campaign site "Our Jobs Support Education"

SCU - more generous banking - our recommended credit union


Join the SCU (credit union) and enjoy special banking discounts for PSA/CPSU members. See the discounts available to members (as from 21/10/2012).

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General Training Courses (Feb-April 2013) Schedule & Application


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Online Courses

Campaign to Defend Public Services -- Index

Workers Compensation Campaign 2012 - index

Electricity -- Stop the Sell Off Index

Register to help defeat O'Farrell's pay & employment polices

Index of "Safe Hands" Campaign & other DOCS documents

Insecure Employment - national campaign

Index to Aboriginal & Islander matters - see Publications section
flag_indig Awards & Agreements - see Publications section
Rules, By-Laws - see Publications section
Forms: Nominations, etc - see Publications section
CPSU Accounts: NSW & Federal - see Publications section

Latest PSA News and Media Releases.  
Case workers call for action on chronic understaffing - 25 February 2013

PSA Annual Conference 2013 - 25 February 2013

Cuts to public sector jobs are driving a rise in unemployment and putting pressu - 18 February 2013

Hunting in national parks: 12 year olds take aim - 18 February 2013

Digital Education Revolution Funding Fight Resolved - 18 February 2013

PSA Campaign Bulletins.  
Women@Work December 2012 - 20 December 2012

Bans and Directions Lifted in Schools - 04 December 2012

Bans Lifted in Schools - 04 December 2012

Tweed caseworkers walk out - 29 November 2012

Schools - clarification of bans - 29 November 2012

Red Tape

August 2012 - September 2012

  • O'Farrell To rewind conditions to 1950s
  • General Secretary - O'Farrell shreds your conditions at work
  • President - Push to end redundancy discrimination for school staff
  • David Carey for CPSU (SPSF Group) Federal Secretary
  • Date set for High Court wage challenge
  • Chamber cheer squad for public sector sell off
  • Support staff and the forgotten front line
  • and more.


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