Contingency arrangements for Parliament
Parliamentary Service will put in place contingency
arrangements to ensure the parliamentary precincts remain
safe and secure during planned industrial action by staff
who are members of the PSA, its General Manager Geoff Thorn,
Within the Parliamentary Service core
staff of 300 there are 122 who are PSA members.
“Security managers will cover the security night shift
for a planned hour-long stop-work meeting starting at 11pm
tomorrow while arrangements are being put in place to
minimise disruption during a one-hour stoppage at 3pm on
Monday 5 October.
“We are hopeful the PSA will return to
the table and the agreement will be concluded in the near
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