MEMBER WIN: Agency’s Decision overturned
A GOVERNMENT Department was forced to reverse its decision to arbitrarily shorten a Member’s fixed-term contract from what was originally advertised.
The CPSU Member first sought to resolve the dispute directly with the Agency but was refused.
So the Member applied for the TIC to review the decision, with the support of CPSU Industrial staff.
The Agency’s actions were a clear breach of Employment Direction No. 1 Employment in the State Service.
When questioned in the Commission, the Department’s representatives had no coherent explanation for their actions and conceded to the Member’s original request to be reinstated the full term of their contract.
Although this was a good outcome, it’s unfortunate and unnecessary for Members to have to endure the uncertainty and stress decisions like this cause.
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