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Permanent Roles To Be Rolled Out

Permanent Roles To Be Rolled Out

A long campaign by the PSA has brought results, with the end of the state’s over-reliance on insecure work being implemented by the Minns Labor Government. In May, new Education Minister Prue Car met with unions, including the PSA, to reduce the number of staff, teaching and support, in insecure roles. General Secretary Stewart Little

A long campaign by the PSA has brought results, with the end of the state’s over-reliance on insecure work being implemented by the Minns Labor Government.

In May, new Education Minister Prue Car met with unions, including the PSA, to reduce the number of staff, teaching and support, in insecure roles.

General Secretary Stewart Little was among the union leaders who met with Ms Car to formulate a plan to make an initial 6000 School Support Staff employees permanent.

A similar deal was made for teachers with their union leadership.

The PSA will assist members looking to negotiate the permanency process.

“If you are not a PSA member, now is the time to join your union,” said Mr Little. “We can help you.”

Permanency has been an integral part of the PSA’s Worth 100%: Paid Protected Permanent campaign.

The Paid portion of the campaign was largely addressed in 2019, when the union won its Pay Equity case in the Industrial Relations Commission, proving rates of pay for School Administrative and Support Staff were lower than equivalent roles that were not as dominated by women.

With the recent decision combatting an over-reliance on insecure work, the union can concentrate further on creating a safe workplace for its members working in NSW schools.

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