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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 >>

Expert on ‘what can be done’ to combat insecure work

Friday, 31 January 2014, 12:25 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is delighted to announce the visit to New Zealand of Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a founder member and co-president of the ... More >>

Strike action looms at Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 7:29 pm | PSA

Staff at Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust– New Zealand’s only kaupapa Maori residential disability provider - have voted to take strike action over the organisation’s failure to settle collective agreement negotiations and the attitude of management ... More >>

Breast screening decision causes uncertainty for the future

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 11:11 am | PSA

A decision by the Southern District Health Board not to renew its breast screening contract will cause a lot of uncertainty for women in Otago and Southland and for staff. More >>

Urgent need for rethink on unfair employment changes

Monday, 2 September 2013, 9:25 am | PSA

The country’s largest union is calling on the government to delay progress on unfair employment law changes in the face of growing opposition and the threat they pose to international labour conventions. More >>

Democracy the winner in passage of state sector legislation

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 11:45 am | PSA

The Public Service Association says the passage of state sector reform legislation with significant changes, is an illustration of parliament’s select committee process working at its best. More >>

Employment law changes disappointing in the extreme

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 6:03 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association says New Zealand workers deserve better than the government’s proposed changes to employment law which are set to have their first reading in parliament. More >>

PSA calls on all councils to follow Hamilton’s lead

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 11:18 am | PSA

The Public Service Association is calling on councils around the country to follow Hamilton’s lead and adopt the Living Wage. More >>

Extra biosecurity staff calls into question earlier cuts

Friday, 10 May 2013, 6:40 pm | PSA

The recruitment of more biosecurity quarantine inspectors calls into question earlier staff and budget cuts, according to the Public Service Association. More >>

Wellington councillors still out of the loop on job cuts

Monday, 22 April 2013, 7:02 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association says it appears Wellington City councillors are still being kept out of the loop when it comes to job cuts at the Council. More >>

Government needs to join the dots on tourism funding

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 12:40 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association says there is no logic in the government’s move to increase tourism funding while it continues to cut funding to the Department of Conservation. More >>

Pike River lessons must not be lost

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 11:17 am | PSA

The Public Service Association says there are clear lessons out of the Pike River tragedy which must be taken on board in the move to set up a new health and safety agency. More >>

PSA Urges Communities To Get Behind Love DOC Day

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 9:02 am | PSA

The Public Service Association is hoping communities throughout the country will get behind Forest and Bird’s Love DOC Day today to express concern over the impact of planned job cuts. More >>

DOC downsizing will take out frontline jobs

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 12:28 pm | PSA

Further downsizing at the Department of Conservation proves that despite government promises, budget cuts are costing valuable frontline jobs, according to the Public Service Association. More >>

Frustrated NZQA staff to walk off the job

Friday, 15 March 2013, 10:51 am | PSA

Staff at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority are due to walk off the job later today over NZQA’s refusal to negotiate fairly in on-going pay talks. More >>

 

 

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