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SSC review a chance to make sure mistakes aren’t repeated

Friday, 5 December 2014, 3:28 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the State Services Commission (SSC) review of how bullying and harassment complaints are handled is sorely needed to ensure all public servants are supported to challenge poor workplace behaviours. More >>

PSA to support members through job loss at MSD

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:45 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says it will be doing all it can to support its members whose jobs are among the 98 positions to be disestablished at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). More >>

Stats NZ only have themselves to blame for postponement

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:19 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ only have themselves to blame for the indefinite postponement of the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014. More >>

Public services held back by poor workplace culture

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:38 am | PSA

A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue. More >>

Petrol attack shows lessons must be applied

Monday, 13 October 2014, 4:14 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the lessons being learned from the killings at Ashburton WINZ must be applied wider than just the core public service, following a petrol attack on the Manawatu District Council office this morning. More >>

Inquiry to social service provision should be a genuine

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:41 am | PSA

The Public Service Association says that the Productivity Commission’s inquiry on more effective social services is a chance to genuinely evaluate what currently works and what doesn’t. More >>

Social Workers Day a time to celebrate

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:22 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession. More >>

Parking officers deserve safety at work

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:19 pm | PSA

The union representing the Auckland Transport parking officer severely beaten on July 17 says everyone has a right to go about their job without fear for their safety. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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