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DHB puts staff and patients at risk in order to save money

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:45 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed that the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) is proposing to cut the 4 and 2 roster system, established nationally, for mental health nurses. The PSA represents more than 210 mental health nurses working ... More >>

Dunedin rally after Anglican organisation suspends 27 staff

Monday, 15 December 2014, 11:09 am | Public Service Association

27 staff working for Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin, Alexandra and Balclutha have been suspended without pay just ten days before Christmas. The move will have significant impacts on AFC’s services, which include caregiver support, home visits ... More >>

PSA welcomes merger with SLGOU

Friday, 12 December 2014, 3:18 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the Southern Local Government Officers’ Union (SLGOU) have voted for a merger of the two unions. Following a vote this week by members of SLGOU in favour of the merger, the PSA executive board today ratified ... More >>

Finance Minister needs to get his own house in order

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:39 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Finance Minister Bill English needs to get his own house in order rather than using misleading figures boast about supposed wage increases for all New Zealanders. This follows Mr English’s comments in Parliament ... More >>

Will Anglican Family Care embody the Christmas spirit?

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:28 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin and other parts of Otago have resumed industrial action following the failure of mediation to find any solution to AFC’s refusal to provide a cost-of-living ... More >>

Rennie acknowledges mistake over Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:36 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) welcomes the acknowledgement by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie that he made a mistake holding a joint press conference with former CERA Chief Executive Roger Sutton. More >>

Govt must close gap between private and public sector pay

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s release of the State Services Commissions report Human Resource Capability in the New Zealand State Services (HRC report) shows the need for Government to act to close the widening gap between public ... More >>

Wtgn amalgamation proposal must involve those on frontline

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:00 pm | Public Service Association

Following the Local Government Commission’s decision on reorganisation of Wellington councils, the union representing staff at all councils affected, the Public Service Association (PSA), is calling on staff to be involved at every level of discussion. More >>

Need for whole-of-government approach to family violence

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:05 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says The People’s Blueprint report by the Glenn Inquiry makes a strong case for a whole-of-government approach to combatting family violence, and highlights some of the ways we could do things better. More >>

Importance of employer support of victims of family violence

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:01 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed a new report, Intimate partner violence and the workplace, published today by the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse at the University of Auckland. More >>

Updated proposal doesn’t fix Hawkes Bay Amalgamation

Monday, 17 November 2014, 5:18 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s release of an updated proposal by the Local Government Commission doesn’t fix the underlying flaws in the amalgamation idea. More >>

CERA Chief’s delayed resignation raises questions

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:34 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the decision that resigning CERA chief executive Roger Sutton should remain in his position until 31 January raises questions, considering his behaviour did not meet the standard expected of our senior public ... More >>

NZDF’s Devonport restructure confirmed

Friday, 14 November 2014, 2:59 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the NZ Defence Force (NZDF) restructure at Devonport Dockyard, announced to staff today following an absolute shambles yesterday, is effectively further privatisation as 52 jobs formerly done by public servants ... More >>

Absolute shambles as NZDF botches restructure announcement

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 5:06 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members in civilian roles are angry after 200 civilian and military Devonport Dockyard workers were called to a meeting by management for an announcement about who would be losing their jobs in a restructure, only to have ... More >>

Stats NZ throwing public money away duplicating data

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 11:40 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ are throwing money away by collecting the same data twice for official statistics such as the Consumer Price Index. Statistics NZ are flying office-based staff around the country, putting them ... More >>

Stats staff welcome new minister with red letter

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 9:22 am | Public Service Association

Staff at Statistics New Zealand will welcome their new minister Craig Foss today but instead of smiles and handshakes they’ll be handing over a letter detailing the breakdown of pay talks and the industrial action that has been in place since ... More >>

Stats NZ staff escalate action with ‘no more meetings’ rule

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Public Service Association

Statistics NZ staff have voted to escalate their ongoing industrial action in an effort to get Stats NZ back to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer. The staff, who are members of the Public Service Association (PSA), have been taking ... More >>

New employment law will hurt the most vulnerable NZers

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:42 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says changes to the Employment Relations Act, expected to be passed in Parliament tonight, will hurt vulnerable workers and their families more than anyone. More >>

TerraNova decision another nail in the coffin for pay gap

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 11:05 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss the appeal from TerraNova Homes and Care, which brings New Zealand one step closer to genuine pay equity for women. More >>

Anglican Family Care staff to rally industrial action rises

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:35 am | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin will hold two rallies in Dunedin next week as they seek a fair pay offer, following a week of low-key industrial action. More >>

 

 

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