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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 >>

Employment law amendments recognise the value of unions

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 3:52 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s announcement of employment law changes recognise the value of unions. More >>

Hurunui Council lockout could cost Farmers, holidaymakers

Monday, 18 December 2017, 3:15 pm | PSA

Farmers and holidaymakers could suffer if Hurunui District Council proceeds with a lockout against its own workers, the PSA says. More >>

PSA welcomes Waikato DHB probe

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:10 pm | PSA

The Auditor-General’s inquiry into Waikato District Health Board’s spending on SmartHealth is a welcome development, the PSA says. More >>

TVNZ members disappointed with CEO salary increase

Friday, 10 November 2017, 4:06 pm | PSA

TVNZ members of the unions, E tū and the PSA today expressed disappointment that Chief Executive, Kevin Kenrick had accepted salary and bonuses which increased his pay by $500,000 whilst overseeing falling revenues at the state-owned broadcaster. More >>

Archibald Decision A Flagrant Waste of Money by Waikato DHB

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 11:03 am | PSA

Waikato District Health Board’s poor treatment of an employee has been compounded by an unsuccessful and costly appeal, the PSA says. More >>

PSA Welcomes Progressive New Coalition Government

Friday, 20 October 2017, 11:54 am | PSA

The Public Service Association warmly welcomes the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and congratulates Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party on the formation of a new Government. More >>

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 >>



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