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Budget 2015 shows no plans for public sector wages

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:53 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector. More >>

Fewer prison jobs to go, but privatisation still a problem

Friday, 15 May 2015, 1:55 pm | PSA

Fewer prison jobs to go, but privatisation still a problem The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased that the Department of Corrections has reduced the number of jobs to be cut nationwide by 68 from their original proposal. More >>

Invoice for $294,827,136 presented to Treasury

Monday, 11 May 2015, 1:01 pm | PSA

Invoice for $294,827,136 presented to Treasury by women public servants Women members of the Public Service Association (PSA) took an invoice for $294,827,136 to The Treasury this afternoon, representing the 14.1% gender pay gap in the public service. More >>

Tāmaki housing shift will make things harder

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 12:37 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Government’s decision to transfer 2800 properties from Housing NZ to the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) makes no sense when the roles of the two organisations are completely different. More >>

Health workers to protest for better mental health services

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:45 am | PSA

Waikato DHB mental health workers, members of the PSA, will protest on Friday April 17 for the inaugural Better, Safer, Fairer day in support of their system for rostering that the DHB is currently proposing to scrap, to the detriment of mental health staff ... More >>

Union merger gives local government sector a stronger voice

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:57 pm | PSA

On 1 April 2015 the Southern Local Government Officers Union (SLGOU) and the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA) merged. Already New Zealand’s largest union, the merger brings the PSA’s membership to nearly 62,000. National ... More >>

SSC review a chance to make sure mistakes aren’t repeated

Friday, 5 December 2014, 3:28 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the State Services Commission (SSC) review of how bullying and harassment complaints are handled is sorely needed to ensure all public servants are supported to challenge poor workplace behaviours. More >>

PSA to support members through job loss at MSD

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:45 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says it will be doing all it can to support its members whose jobs are among the 98 positions to be disestablished at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). More >>

Stats NZ only have themselves to blame for postponement

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:19 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ only have themselves to blame for the indefinite postponement of the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014. More >>

Public services held back by poor workplace culture

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:38 am | PSA

A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue. More >>

Petrol attack shows lessons must be applied

Monday, 13 October 2014, 4:14 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the lessons being learned from the killings at Ashburton WINZ must be applied wider than just the core public service, following a petrol attack on the Manawatu District Council office this morning. More >>

Inquiry to social service provision should be a genuine

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:41 am | PSA

The Public Service Association says that the Productivity Commission’s inquiry on more effective social services is a chance to genuinely evaluate what currently works and what doesn’t. More >>

Social Workers Day a time to celebrate

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:22 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession. More >>

Parking officers deserve safety at work

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:19 pm | PSA

The union representing the Auckland Transport parking officer severely beaten on July 17 says everyone has a right to go about their job without fear for their safety. More >>

End of an era for union leader

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 4:11 pm | PSA

Public Service Association national secretary Brenda Pilott ends 10 years at the helm this Friday. More >>

Southern DHB financial crisis lies with underfunding

Friday, 20 June 2014, 3:26 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the increased deficit at Southern DHB is due to underfunding of the health sector. More >>

Health budget leaves doctors focussing on paperwork

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:26 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the goals of the new funding for public health in Budget 2014 will be undermined by the ongoing cap on administrative and clerical staff numbers at District Health Boards (DHBs). More >>

"Rock star economy’ throws hospital staff out the window

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:26 am | PSA

The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill English’s ‘rock star economy’, with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%. More >>

Minimum wage rise not enough for working families

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 12:13 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association says the 50 cent rise in the minimum wage which comes into effect today is too little for struggling New Zealanders. More >>

New Bill will protect victims of domestic violence

Monday, 31 March 2014, 12:30 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association is supporting the Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill, a new Member’s Bill launched today by Jan Logie, Green MP. More >>

 

 

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