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PSA national secretaries vote for equal pay on Suffrage Day

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:35 pm | PSA

Today, PSA national secretaries Erin Polaczuk and Glenn Barclay are advance voting for the 2017 election alongside their daughters, with equal pay and fairness in mind on the 124th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. More >>

National’s health report card gets an ‘F’ for funding

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:52 pm | PSA

Persistent underfunding of the health system over the last nine years is having a severely negative impact on the quality and timeliness of services, and funding must urgently be restored by the next government if we are to avert the worst of an impending ... More >>

PSA welcomes Green Party plan to reduce youth suicide

Monday, 11 September 2017, 1:48 pm | PSA

The Green Party’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan to reduce youth suicide offers several practicable steps towards lowering the high number of young people who take their own lives in New Zealand, and the PSA is offering to work with the relevant Government ... More >>

Mental health and suicide prevention services under threat

Friday, 1 September 2017, 2:24 pm | PSA

Mental health and suicide prevention services under threat at Nelson Marlborough DHB due to restructure More >>

PSA Presents 'Progressive Thinking' Booklet on Housing

Monday, 21 August 2017, 12:11 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association is thrilled to present Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on housing ; an edited booklet that brings together some of New Zealand’s finest minds in housing policy for a conversation on an issue of prime importance to our ... More >>

PSA Launches Progressive Thinking on Housing Booklet

Friday, 18 August 2017, 1:10 pm | PSA

WHAT: The launch of the PSA’s Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on housing; a booklet featuring ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing journalistically on a range of topics in housing. It includes contributions from Alan Johnson (Salvation ... More >>

Smoke & Mirrors from National on Mental Health Yet Again

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:01 am | PSA

The National Party’s re-announcement of an already inadequate response to the crisis in mental health does very little to aid the sector and is utterly insufficient to address growing demand and cost pressures in the mental health system, says the Public ... More >>

Serious concerns for staff at Inland Revenue

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:47 pm | PSA

Inland Revenue’s final decision document on their proposed business transformation shows that the organisation is making sweeping changes to staff roles that will affect service delivery during the rollout of major changes to the tax system, says the ... More >>

Mental Health Care & Support Workers Lodge Equal Pay Claim

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:48 am | PSA

Today the PSA and E tū have lodged an equal pay claim on behalf of mental health support workers with the Employment Relations Authority. More >>

All NZ mental health facilities need upgrade

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:34 am | PSA

Mental health facilities across the country all need urgent assessment to ensure they’re safe for clients - and for staff, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. More >>

Briefing to the Incoming PM: Value public servants

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:33 am | PSA

Public servants are still not properly rewarded for the work they do, and the new Prime Minister Bill English should make changing that a priority, the PSA says. More >>

MPI video monitoring "not a proper substitute"

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:45 pm | PSA

The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to rethink its strategy around using video monitoring to protect against fish dumping, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. More >>

PSA calls off strike action after negotiating deal

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 2:27 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association has negotiated an end to its dispute with the three Auckland Metropolitan District Health Boards. More >>

Thousands to walk off the job after notices issued

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 4:39 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association has today sent strike notices to the three Auckland District Health Boards over the failure to settle a new collective agreement. More >>

Glass ceiling still intact this International Women’s Day

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 9:26 am | PSA

Women at the very top of New Zealand’s state sector are still undervalued and underpaid relative to their male counterparts, according to new analysis by the Public Service Association. More >>

PSA pays tribute to outgoing State Services Commissioner

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 12:04 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association wishes Iain Rennie all the best for his new career - after the State Services Commissioner announced he won’t seek reappointment when his contract expires. More >>

The TPPA: Bad for public services, bad for New Zealand

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 4:09 pm | PSA

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement could put New Zealand’s public services at risk, and the PSA’s urging the government not to sign it. More >>

State Services Commission Must Make Effort to Pay Women 100%

Friday, 22 January 2016, 1:40 pm | PSA

New figures show the government’s failing to lead by example in making sure female public servants are paid the same as their male colleagues. More >>

Latest SSC report confirms Govt clinging to surplus

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:54 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 2015 Human Resource Capability Survey (HRC), released today by the State Services Commission, shows that the Government is continuing to take money from public servants in a desperate attempt to cling ... More >>

Health workers strikes continue

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 2:48 pm | PSA

TV one reports that more than 500 public health professionals walked off the job at Counties Manukau District Health Board today to protest against an over-stretched workforce unable to meet patient’s needs. Their action joins that of 1000 colleagues ... More >>



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