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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 >>

Gun threat at Christchurch MSD Service Delivery unacceptable

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:25 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed at the incident at a Christchurch MSD Service Delivery office this morning, where a shotgun was brandished at security guards by an MSD client. More >>

Report confirms Govt needs to stop, collaborate and listen

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:14 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the More effective social services report by the Productivity Commission shows the Government’s constant restructuring and reviews must be stopped so a more in-depth look at social service provision can best ... More >>

Equal pay hero Margaret Long remembered in speech

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:26 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says it is fitting that the inaugural Margaret Long Memorial Lecture, given by Labour leader Andrew Little, is on the subject of equal pay. More >>

Departure of CYF head raises concerns

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 2:21 pm | PSA

Departure of Child, Youth and Family head raises concerns about agenda for at-risk children More >>

Work and Income union remembers Ashburton tragedy

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:56 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) will be thinking of the family, friends and colleagues of the two Ashburton Work & Income workers killed at work one year ago. More >>

NZ’s most vulnerable children deserve transparency

Friday, 14 August 2015, 11:37 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Anne Tolley must engage in transparent public discussion about her plans to change Child, Youth and Family (CYF) following her receipt of a high level business case from the Expert Advisory Panel. More >>

Cost of poor public service workplace culture on the rise

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 2:07 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Government’s latest Administrative and Support Services Benchmark (BASS) report shows the cost of poor workplace culture and HR practice in the public service is rising. More >>

Cantabrians need quality public health, not implied threats

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 2:21 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Canterbury DHB (CDHB) needs to be given all necessary assistance to meet the needs of local residents still feeling the impact of a post-quake environment, not implied threats from the ministers of health and ... More >>

Report on housing solutions risks damaging local democracy

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 4:39 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA), the union for local government workers, says some suggestions in the Productivity Commission’s draft Using land for housing report risk taking power away from local residents to have a say about the future ... More >>

Whole country needs focus on mental health

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 3:47 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) welcomes today’s announcement of $500,000 extra funding for mental health initiatives that target rural communities, but wants to see a funding boost for others as well. More >>

Local govt workers pleased amalgamation will not go ahead

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 3:00 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says workers at the three Northland councils under threat from amalgamation are pleased that the Local Government Commission will not be going ahead with their proposal. More >>

Risks to services and staff must be managed in amalgamation

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 10:52 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says that following a Local Government Commission decision to go ahead with the next step in local government amalgamation in Hawkes Bay, the real risks to staff and services must be addressed. More >>

Residents’ voices heard loud and clear

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 4:38 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is glad the Local Government Commission listened to the overwhelming feedback against their proposal for local government amalgamation in the Greater Wellington region. More >>

Leaks on secretive trade agreement mean Govt must come clean

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:59 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Government must come clean on New Zealand’s role in negotiating the secretive Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), which could remove New Zealanders rights to quality, well regulated public services. More >>

PSA welcomes Hawke’s Bay DHB’s decision on food services

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:07 pm | PSA

The PSA welcomes Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s decision to reject Health Benefits Limited’s proposal to outsource food services to multi-national company Compass Group. More >>

Core government cap disappointing and disingenuous

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:44 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Government’s continued focus on capping the size of core government administration is counter to providing New Zealanders with the services they need and depend on. More >>



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