Sunday 21 April 2024

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

Special Constables’ Fight Goes On

PSA continues its fight for better pay for vital workers.

fter 12 days of hearings, and hundreds of pages of submissions tabled, the Award proceedings the PSA brought in the

Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) concluded towards the end of 2023.

“Over the past 20 years, Police Special Constables have been forced to undertake additional and more complex duties and have been deployed with more weapons and appointments with no recognition or additional pay to reflect these duties,” said PSA CPSU NSW General Secretary Stewart Little.

“Meanwhile successive Police Commissioners and Ministers have seen their salaries increase by hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

While awaiting the decision from the full bench of the IRC, the PSA has been active in the media raising awareness of the low rates of pay for Special Constables, highlighting the important work they do.

Subsequently, throughout January and February 2024, the PSA and the NSW Police Force have engaged in further discussions on the wage claim, with a view to reaching an offer over fair pay for Special Constables.

PSA General Secretary Stewart Little said discussions “are at their most positive state in years because of the campaign and strong action Delegates and members have been willing to take.

“Wins such as these prove the importance of a strong union.”

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