Friday 26 July 2024

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The magazine of the Public Service Association of NSW and the Community and Public Sector Union (NSW Branch)

Bigger Payslips Arrive

Bigger Payslips Arrive

School Psychologist dispute finally pays dividends.

School Psychologists are now paid the same rate as their School Counsellor colleagues.

In 2023, the Department of Education varied the Teachers’ Award. This granted them the biggest pay rise in a decade.

The PSA was happy to see Teachers being given a decent pay rise. However, this flew in the face of a promise that School Counsellors and Psychologists be paid the same for similar work. School Counsellors are covered by the Teacher’s Award.

The PSA immediately requested the Secretary approve a consent application for the School Psychologists Award to be varied and to apply the same pay rises and salary structure to School Psychologists. The Secretary denied this request.

The PSA then filed a dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to hold the Department to its commitment to pay parity.

The Commission heard the matter and immediately made a recommendation that the issue of pay disparity should be resolved expeditiously, to provide School Psychologists with fair and just pay and to continue pay parity with School Counsellors.

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