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Mental Health report presents opportunity for reset

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:54 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed today’s release of the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction - He Ara Oranga, and the opportunities it presents for significantly resetting a system that the report concludes ... More >>

PSA and Ministry of Justice move towards further mediation

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:33 pm | PSA

Senior leaders of the Ministry of Justice and Public Service Association (PSA) met yesterday (Monday 19 November) in Wellington to discuss resumption of industrial negotiations. More >>

MOJ strike action in Wellington

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:47 am | PSA

PSA members have voted on a ‘lightning strike’ this morning at the Ministry of Justice head office at 19 Aitken Street. More >>

Industrial action escalates at Court

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 12:26 pm | PSA

Ongoing industrial action by PSA members at the Ministry of Justice has escalated again with Court Registry Officers at Auckland District Court and Manukau District Court now undertaking a ban on serving, checking and signing sentencing documents. More >>

Pressure mounting on Ministry of Justice with Strike Action

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:13 am | PSA

PSA members at Whanganui District Court actioned a lightning strike this morning at 10.30am for two hours. More >>

Pay equity milestone confirmed: PSA

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 12:40 pm | PSA

After a series of nationwide meetings held by the PSA this month, the historical pay equity settlement put forward to social workers at Oranga Tamariki has now been ratified to go ahead. “This signifies a wonderful start to moving the whole profession ... More >>

The time is right to talk about the future of work: PSA

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 11:09 am | PSA

The PSA is excited for today’s launch of Progressive Thinking: Ten perspectives on the future of work , the third publication in the Progressive Thinking series. More >>

Tragedy hits hard for DOC - PSA

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:21 pm | PSA

PSA members throughout New Zealand have been shaken by the death of two DOC workers in the helicopter crash at Wanaka. More >>

Social Worker pay equity settlement marks milestone

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:07 am | PSA

Reaching a pay equity settlement for social workers at Oranga Tamariki is an historic milestone that begins to put social work up where it belongs, says the PSA. More >>

IR and MBIE workers on strike TODAY

Monday, 23 July 2018, 9:32 am | PSA

PSA members at Inland Revenue (IR) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will reluctantly hold a second day of strike action today (Monday 23 July). More >>

Housing ministry "robust and innovative approach to crisis"

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:01 am | PSA

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is a sign the Government is taking a robust and innovative approach to the housing crisis, the PSA says. More >>

Suicide Numbers a Sign of a System Under Strain

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:09 pm | PSA

The steep increase in suicides in New Zealand’s prisons is another "deeply disturbing" sign of a system struggling to cope with ever increasing prisoner numbers, the PSA says. More >>

Everyone’s job to end the "motherhood penalty"

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:35 am | PSA

Women pay a price for becoming parents, the PSA says, and it’s up to government, employers and society to put that right. More >>

Welfare Expert Advisory Group needs worker voice

Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:16 am | PSA

The PSA welcomes the formation of the Expert Advisory Group to support the overhaul of the welfare system. More >>

Children’s Village closures send a sad signal

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:55 am | PSA

This week’s confirmed closure of two Children’s Villages run by Stand Children’s Services sends a signal that provision of funding for vital services to ensure the well-being of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children, families and whānau needs ... More >>

Labour's health and safety proposals "opportunity for change

Friday, 27 April 2018, 4:10 pm | PSA

The PSA welcomes the opportunity to engage on the government’s Health and Safety At Work Strategy, released today by Workplace Relations and Safety minister Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Op-ed: Time to look beyond labour and consumption taxes

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 8:46 am | PSA

New Zealanders need public services, and healthy New Zealand communities need good public services. But it’s time to look beyond labour and consumption taxes to raise the revenue we need for them, PSA National Secretaries Glenn Barclay and Erin Polaczuk ... More >>

The invisible damage of underfunding

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:52 pm | PSA

New Zealand’s health system has more than 450 "missing" allied health workers - a reality just as damaging as the black mould and sewage in Middlemore Hospital’s walls, the PSA says. More >>

Nelson Marlborough DHB must listen to community

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:00 am | PSA

Nelson Marlborough Health have proved they can listen to workers, the PSA says - now they must listen to their community and protect mental health services for vulnerable young people. More >>

Unions welcome commitment to support worker pay equity

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:45 pm | PSA

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E tū welcome the Government’s commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers. More >>

 

 

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