As expected, the 16-17 Mid-Year Review exposes Band-Aid fixes, waste and no planning for the future of WA.
It proves years of decimation to the public service; with just 3% growth in public sector staff trying to cope with the service demands of an 11% population boom in WA since 2011.
UPDATE - 23rd December 2016
We are very pleased to announce that the schools on-call claim has received a further boost. We have just received offers of payment to another 20 members which takes the total of our win to $738,987.44. There are still another 20 to investigate so we are well on our way to one million dollars.
The number of stress related claims in WA has increased by 25 per cent in the last four years.
Community Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association WA secretary Toni Walkington said the figures were a direct consequence of staff and funding cuts within agencies.
It has been a hard year for members at Banksia Hill, but we are taking the first steps in the right direction with 7 new OSH Reps trained and ready to make work life safer in the juvenile facility.
Evidence of cover-ups and dishonest reporting will be discussed at a Parliamentary Committee hearing for Public Affairs today.
For months’ staff have been told no plans were in place, but now there is concern for hundreds of workers who are disappointed with the lack of consultation from the Housing Authority, in regards to a possible move to Fremantle. [November 4, 2016]