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A life sentence for vulnerable children?

Monday, 31 August 2015, 2:27 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says John Key’s suggestion that care for vulnerable children could be contracted out to private, for profit, corporations is dangerous and unacceptable. More >>

‘Significant changes’ to jobs the last thing Council needs

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:34 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is against the proposal released today that would see 175 roles Christchurch City Council (CCC) roles disestablished, with only 115 new roles created. More >>

Report highlights continued underfunding of CYF

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:21 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) welcomes the detailed scrutiny of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) in the Children’s Commissioner’s State of Care report. More >>

Jobs of those who support the most vulnerable on the line

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 9:04 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says cuts to MidCentral DHB funding for home management may result in less work and loss of jobs for workers who support some of Manawatu’s most vulnerable residents. More >>

Contractor cost blowout a slap in the face

Monday, 24 August 2015, 3:49 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the blowout in spending on contractors at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is a slap in the face of hard-working public servants who have been constantly told there isn’t enough money. More >>

PSA to Host Symposium this Saturday on CYF Review

Friday, 7 August 2015, 4:00 pm | Public Service Association

How can CYFs do better for vulnerable children? A government review of CYFs by the Paula Rebstock-led panel will soon recommend changes. More >>

Taxpayers condemned to a life sentence with Serco

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:39 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association/Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA) national secretary Erin Polaczuk and organisers Willie Cochrane & Nerinda Cropp will attend the privatisation protest outside Mt Eden Prison this Saturday, 1 August at 11am. More >>

Public servants forced to rescue failed private prison

Friday, 24 July 2015, 4:28 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says no more public money should be wasted on Serco following the announcement that they will no longer be trusted to administer their own prison. More >>

Anglican Family Care workers reach new agreement

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:14 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased to have signed a new collective agreement for workers at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Otago, after last year’s industrial action and the suspension of AFC staff by management prior to Christmas. More >>

More injuries will result from health and safety backdown

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:42 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the gutting of the proposed new health and safety legislation will result in more workplace deaths and injuries, breaking John Key’s promise to the nation after the Pike River tragedy. More >>

Serco failure a lesson against privatising public services

Monday, 20 July 2015, 4:16 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the ‘fight club’ held at a private prison run by Serco is a disgrace and shows that private corporations should not be allowed to run our vital public services. More >>

DOC structure change set to help improve conservation work

Friday, 19 June 2015, 3:02 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is welcoming the announcement today that DOC will roll out nationwide a structural change that has already been piloted in two regions. The change will join together the separate partnerships and conservation ... More >>

New Plymouth residents facing significant cuts to services

Friday, 12 June 2015, 1:38 pm | Public Service Association

New Plymouth District Council staff are concerned about a decline in services for local residents resulting from a proposed ‘realignment’ of the Council’s staffing structure. More >>

Health budget shortfall will hurt Kiwis for years to come

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:06 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the $1 billion shortfall in the health budget identified in a new analysis by the Council of Trade Unions will hurt Kiwis and worsen health outcomes for years. More >>

Social bonds put profits before people

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 4:52 pm | Public Service Association

The Government is putting profit before people with its plans to use private investors to profit from social services which place people with mental illness into work, says the Public Service Association. More >>

Unions stand together on rejection of poor pay offer

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 9:17 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) supports the decision by New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members to reject the settlement offer made by DHBs in their Multi-Employer collective agreement, announced earlier today. More >>

Concern over proposed IT job cuts at Dunedin City Council

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:56 am | Public Service Association

Concern over proposed IT job cuts at Dunedin City Council The Public Service Association (PSA) says Dunedin City Council (DCC) should think carefully before proceeding with a proposal to cut in-house IT jobs at the council and outsource them. Jon Henning, ... More >>

Union concerned over changes to DHB’s mental health system

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:57 pm | Public Service Association

The union representing mental health workers at Waikato DHB, The Public Service Association (PSA), is concerned over the poor process as the DHB tries to push through dangerous changes to the rostering of the Henry Bennett Centre. More >>

Council shouldn’t rush to decision on asset sales

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Christchurch City councillors should back away from a decision to sell assets in order to further explore other options and to consult with the Canterbury public. More >>

CYF review case of wrong people examining the wrong thing

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3:49 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the recently announced review of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is putting the wrong people in charge of looking at the wrong things, and won’t provide the improvements to CYF services that it claims to seek. More >>

 

 

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