Monday, 20 February 2023

CPSU NSW update: National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Consultation on Major Workplace Change

The NHVR has initiated dialogue with the CPSU NSW under its obligations to consult with the union in the case of the introduction of major workplace change.

On 17 February 2023 the CPSU NSW met with the NHVR to be briefed on changes to the structure of the Prosecutions Department and the NHVR’s intention to relax its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees.

Structural Change – Prosecutions

The NHVR have initiated consultation regarding a change to its Prosecutions team.

At the meeting on 17 February 2023 the NHVR presented its intention to expand the team through the inclusion of additional roles and a potential shuffle in other roles. The NHVR has confirmed that there will be no decrease in headcount with no redundancies being entertained.

Consultation commenced on 13 February and is open to any potentially affected employee until 27 February.

If you believe you may be affected and have questions or wish to raise any concerns regarding your role, please do not hesitate to contact the CPSU NSW.

Proposed NHVR Policy Change – COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The NHVR have flagged a change to their mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy with the intention to:

  • Remove the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and the requirement for mandatory vaccination for employees and contractors; and
  • Amend the COVID-19 Management Policy to encourage vaccinations for all employees and contractors where possible.

The NHVR presented a report from a risk assessment it undertook as to the viability of continuing the policy.

The change is unusual but coincides with changes to Public Health Orders.

Consultation is open until 27 February 2023.

Any member who may be affected and/or has concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CPSU NSW.

Get in Contact

If you are interested in being a delegate or would like more information about the role or anything above, you can email or or call the CPSU NSW.


Tim Smith – CPSU NSW Advisory Group Secretary

Ian Braithwaite – CPSU NSW Organiser

Michael Cope – CPSU NSW Industrial Officer

Community and Public Sector Union (NSW Branch)