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Housing ministry "robust and innovative approach to crisis"

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:01 am | PSA

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is a sign the Government is taking a robust and innovative approach to the housing crisis, the PSA says. More >>

Suicide Numbers a Sign of a System Under Strain

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:09 pm | PSA

The steep increase in suicides in New Zealand’s prisons is another "deeply disturbing" sign of a system struggling to cope with ever increasing prisoner numbers, the PSA says. More >>

Everyone’s job to end the "motherhood penalty"

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:35 am | PSA

Women pay a price for becoming parents, the PSA says, and it’s up to government, employers and society to put that right. More >>

Welfare Expert Advisory Group needs worker voice

Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:16 am | PSA

The PSA welcomes the formation of the Expert Advisory Group to support the overhaul of the welfare system. More >>

Children’s Village closures send a sad signal

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:55 am | PSA

This week’s confirmed closure of two Children’s Villages run by Stand Children’s Services sends a signal that provision of funding for vital services to ensure the well-being of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children, families and whānau needs ... More >>

Labour's health and safety proposals "opportunity for change

Friday, 27 April 2018, 4:10 pm | PSA

The PSA welcomes the opportunity to engage on the government’s Health and Safety At Work Strategy, released today by Workplace Relations and Safety minister Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Op-ed: Time to look beyond labour and consumption taxes

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 8:46 am | PSA

New Zealanders need public services, and healthy New Zealand communities need good public services. But it’s time to look beyond labour and consumption taxes to raise the revenue we need for them, PSA National Secretaries Glenn Barclay and Erin Polaczuk ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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