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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 >>

Relationships Aotearoa closed down for speaking up?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:23 pm | PSA

Kerry Davies, PSA assistant national secretary, said “There are a lot of questions about how things ended up at this stage with Relationships Aotearoa now being closed.” More >>

Budget 2015 shows no plans for public sector wages

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:53 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector. More >>

Fewer prison jobs to go, but privatisation still a problem

Friday, 15 May 2015, 1:55 pm | PSA

Fewer prison jobs to go, but privatisation still a problem The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased that the Department of Corrections has reduced the number of jobs to be cut nationwide by 68 from their original proposal. More >>

Invoice for $294,827,136 presented to Treasury

Monday, 11 May 2015, 1:01 pm | PSA

Invoice for $294,827,136 presented to Treasury by women public servants Women members of the Public Service Association (PSA) took an invoice for $294,827,136 to The Treasury this afternoon, representing the 14.1% gender pay gap in the public service. More >>

Tāmaki housing shift will make things harder

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 12:37 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Government’s decision to transfer 2800 properties from Housing NZ to the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) makes no sense when the roles of the two organisations are completely different. More >>

Health workers to protest for better mental health services

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:45 am | PSA

Waikato DHB mental health workers, members of the PSA, will protest on Friday April 17 for the inaugural Better, Safer, Fairer day in support of their system for rostering that the DHB is currently proposing to scrap, to the detriment of mental health staff ... More >>

Union merger gives local government sector a stronger voice

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:57 pm | PSA

On 1 April 2015 the Southern Local Government Officers Union (SLGOU) and the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA) merged. Already New Zealand’s largest union, the merger brings the PSA’s membership to nearly 62,000. National ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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