Friday, 22 December 2017

The Benevolent Society bulletin

The Benevolent Society bulletin – December 2017 (PDF version)

Coverage dispute – Fair Work Commission report back

On 15 December 2017, the CPSU NSW and our lawyers attended the hearing at the Fair Work Commission in relation to coverage.

You can read our previous bulletin on this dispute HERE.

Witnesses from both TBS and CPSU NSW were cross-examined at length. Commissioner Johns has reserved his decision which is likely to be delivered in early 2018.

The CPSU NSW delivered our evidence and argued our case well.

We are hopeful that there will be a positive outcome for members.

If we are successful this will result in the CPSU NSW resuming our visits and regular member meetings.

We know this has been a difficult time for members and we believe this matter will be resolved shortly.

Your union meets with management

On 21 December 2017, the CPSU NSW met with management representatives from The Benevolent Society to discuss consultation moving forward. Accompanying us were your elected CPSU NSW delegates.

At the meeting, the CPSU NSW clarified that our Right of Entry for visits and member meetings would be under the CPSU name, that the entire Crown Employees Award has become a “copied state instrument” and advised that we would be formally seeking regular consultative forums in the new year to deal with issues of importance to our members.

For more information on the operation of a “copied state instrument” click HERE.

CPSU NSW delegates represent you with management

Your CPSU NSW delegates can support and represent you with management.

To find out who your CPSU NSW Advisory Committee delegate is click HERE.

Know someone who isn’t a member?

A strong union means better outcomes for all members. Forward this bulletin to your colleagues and encourage your workmates to JOIN the PSA today.

Having your union and its collective strength behind you in the workplace is the only way to make sure you get fair outcomes.