Public Service Association of SA
The PSA/CPSU is South Australia's most effective public sector union.
Dedicated to serving the needs and interests of members, the PSA is proud to provide a strong voice for workers across the public sector and universities.
We look forward to working with you to enhance and protect the rights of PSA members.
New Campaign Campaigns
Have a heart for children in state careTHERE'S A CRISIS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE Every month hundreds of shifts are being covered by fatigued Youth Workers working excessive overtime. Many more are not covered at all. The staffing shortage has become so chronic that social workers are now being forced to care for children in offices because there aren't enough Residential Care staff to care for them. This puts vulnerable children and the staff that care for them at serious risk. Minister Sanderson has known about this for years, yet the problem is getting worse. The Public Service Association has calculated that we need at least 60 more full-time youth workers to ensure appropriate staffing in Residential Care. EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS MUST BE RESTORED In the last two State Budgets Minister Sanderson’s government has made significant cuts to successful early intervention programs. As a result we’re seeing more children coming into state care. We need these programs restored to ensure vulnerable children and families are supported to function independently. CUTS TO ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS MUST BE ABANDONED Many children in care are Aboriginal. Yet, Minister Sanderson’s government is planning to axe critical programs specifically designed to support Aboriginal children and their families.663 of 800 SignaturesCreated by Nev Kitchin
Don't hand public road maintenance to the private sectorSouth Australians deserve safe public roads. If the maintenance of our roads, traffic signals, level crossings and street lighting is privatised, safety will be at serious risk, and will result in more costs to taxpayers. Public servants working in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) have decades of experience in maintaining our public roads -- there is no logical reason to hand what is a key government responsibility to the private sector, which is renowned for cutting corners to increase profits. There are hundreds of publicly managed roads around in South Australia. Privatisation will lead to reduced quality roads -- slower turnaround time for repairs to malfunctioning traffic lights and signals, a deterioration of road quality, particularly in regional areas, and a loss of industry expertise. Private companies are only interested in generating profits for shareholders. This means any workers who are employed by the new private provider will eventually suffer reductions in wages and conditions. The Public Service Association is opposed to privatisation, which always costs the community more at the expense of quality services. We ask you to tell Premier Marshall to end his government's ideological obsession with privatisation and to start investing in our public services, not cutting them.524 of 600 SignaturesCreated by Public Service Association of SA
Stop the privatisation of SA PathologyWhen there's a crisis, we can only rely on public pathology and health services to protect the community. Thanks to our world class public pathology service, South Australia is testing more people for COVID-19 than any state. Tell Steven Marshall to keep South Australians healthy, and rule out any plans to privatise SA Pathology now!4,148 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Public Service Association of SA