brings together rank and file trade union activists in the
Public Service Association of New South Wales and the
CPSU (SPSF Branch).
We work for
- improved and more equitable pay
- greater job security
- a democratic and strong union
At the end of June 1999 there were 187,000 women employed in the NSW State Public Sector - 56.6% of the state public sector workforce.
This is a higher participation rate than the workforce as a wholke in NSW - 42.9% of all NSW employees were women.
State Public Sector
The NSW Premier's Department has published an Overview Report for the NSW Public Sector Workforce Profile 1999 based on a comprehensive data collection undertaken as at the end of June 1999.
This shows that there are 2,912,900 persons employed in the state public sector or about 11.3% of all people employed in NSW.
The largest employer is the Department of Education and Training and the second largest is NSW Health: together education and health agencies account for around 60% of all persons working in the NSW public sector.
The next two largest are the NSW Police Service (under 20,000 employees) and the Department of Comunity Services (less than 11,000).
57.5% of permanent staff were women, but 73% of casuals were women.
Women are less likely to be executives: only 20% of the Senior Executive Service were women.
Women are likely to be paid less than men: full-time equivalent pay rates were on average 8.6% less for women than men. Although the gender pay differential in the public sector is less than in the NSW workforce as a whole: full-time ordinary time earnings for women in the NSW workforce are, on average, 16% less than those for men.
Based on all employees at the end of June 1999. Pay and overtime figures include casual staff.Full text of the report available on request.
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