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PSA wins dispute over meal allowances

PSA wins dispute over meal allowances

Lunch is on the Department

After a long dispute with the PSA, the Department of Customer Service (DCS) has agreed to reimburse staff about $130,000 in unpaid meal allowances.

The PSA and the Department resolved a dispute over the unpaid allowances in the Industrial Relations Commission. The protracted dispute was over travelling compensation and meal expenses.

The dispute affected more than 900 past and present employees.

The agreement between the PSA and DCS meant the Department had to look at claims lodged between 12 December 2017 and 25 May 2022 and would rectify any payment that may not have been made properly.

“The PSA is pleased to advise members that the Department identified more than 900 past and present employees who have been underpaid to the tune of $130,000,” said Industrial Manager Simon Van Vegchel. “This decision will put money in members’ pockets, proving once again the importance of a union.”

The PSA is still in dispute about the definition of a Field Worker and what that means in relation to meal-allowance entitlements.

he PSA and the Department resolved a dispute over the unpaid allowances in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC). The protracted dispute was over travelling compensation and meal expenses.

The dispute affected 900 past and present employees.

The agreement between the PSA and DCS meant the Department had to look at claims lodged between 12 December 2017 and 25 May 2022 and would rectify any payment that may not have been made properly.

“The PSA is pleased to advise members that the Department identified over 900 past and present employees who have been underpaid to the tune of $130,000,” said Industrial Manager Simon Van Vegchel. “This decision will put money in members’ pockets, proving once again the importance of a union.”

The PSA is still in dispute around the definition of a Field Worker and what that means in relation to meal-allowance entitlements.

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