October 2019 Journal

 


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SECRETARY'S REPORT: EBA NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE
As we draw closer to the end of our current Enterprise Agreement in November, TPAV has been actively engaged in enterprise bargaining negotiations with Victoria Police. As members would expect, the Association has been strongly advocating for an agreement that is focused not only on your pay, but on your wellbeing at work too. In our updates to members we have focused on the major pillars that underpin our claim, that is, the key areas of your working life that most impact your health, wellbeing, safety and time outside the job.
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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: RIDING IN HONOUR OF VIC AND PATTO
Two more names were added to the Victoria Police Memorial Honour Wall on National Police Remembrance Day, 29 September. Detective Senior Sergeant Victor Kostiuk and Leading Senior Constable Keith Patterson are now among the 168 names etched on the wall as a permanent reminder of their sacrifice.
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INTRODUCING BLUEHUB
The aim of the BlueHub project is to provide specialised mental health treatment and a more streamlined support for members. A key aspect of the BlueHub program is the development of a standalone centre of excellence, designed to meet the specific mental health needs of police members. BlueHub will establish a service provider network that will have quality assurance, training and research functions to enhance the delivery of evidence-based treatments for police members. The project aims to provide treatment in a timely manner through a streamlined process which will be specific to the policing context.
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MEMBERS HAVE VOICE HEARD ON PROPOSED REFORMS TO SPENT CONVICTIONS
Recently, The Police Association Victoria was asked to make a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into a Legislated Spent Convictions Scheme. Many of the important recommendations made by TPAV were included in a recent report tabled to parliament. The inquiry was launched by independent Victorian MP, Fiona Patten, who is seeking a scheme by which people with criminal convictions can have certain convictions erased from their record after a period of time has elapsed without reoffending.
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PDA SYSTEM SCORES AN ‘F’
The Police Association recently conducted a members’ survey to gauge perceptions across ranks relating to Victoria Police’s Performance Development Assessment The survey results revealed that the majority of both those subject to assessments and those conducting the assessments do not view the PDA favourably.
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