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Mental health funding increase welcome but change needed

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:35 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s decision to inject millions of dollars into frontline mental health services. More >>

Community social services workers call for equal pay

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 4:56 pm | Public Service Association

Staff at prominent not-for-profit organisations say they are paid less than they deserve because they are mostly women. More >>

More support needed for workplace breastfeeding

Friday, 23 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Public Service Association

Heart-warming images of House Speaker Trevor Mallard cradling a baby in Parliament have been welcomed around New Zealand, but the Public Service Association warns most families can only dream of such support in the workplace. More >>

Government must take the handbrakes off, deliver equal pay

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:11 pm | Public Service Association

Labour market data released by Statistics New Zealand today indicates that a gender pay gap persists in New Zealand, despite improvement in some areas. More >>

Public servants deserve a safe working environment

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:57 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the introduction of workplace standards by the State Services Commission that make it clear public services should expect positive and safe workplaces. More >>

Government support for homeless a welcome step

Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:39 am | Public Service Association

Staff at the Ministry of Social Development say they are enthusiastic about the government’s $54 million investment in housing the homeless, with many describing it as a welcome change. More >>

Accountability is a core principle of public service

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:01 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association regrets that problems with the 2018 census have led to the resignation of Stats NZ Chief Executive Liz MacPherson. More >>

Education reform must prioritise needs

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:56 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s commitment to education reform, but says there are widespread concerns about job security during such a significant restructure. More >>

PSA welcomes fairer wage for family carers

Monday, 8 July 2019, 3:40 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is welcoming fairer pay rates for family members who provide essential care to whānau with disabilities. More >>

Positive signs for PSA Mana Wahine treaty claim welcomed

Friday, 5 July 2019, 3:20 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is heartened by indications the Crown intends to acknowledge injustices suffered by wāhine Māori and to address inequalities they have endured as a result. More >>

New Act brings Public Service into 21st century

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 4:26 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA welcomes the Government’s commitment to improving the way public services work through a new Public Service Act. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Better for Workers And Good Employers

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:51 am | Public Service Association

The PSA is calling on the Government to pave the way for Fair Pay Agreements, as new research shows they will both reduce inequality and provide a better balanced economy. More >>

Access urged to reconsider offer as four-day strike begins

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:14 am | Public Service Association

PSA and E tū members at Access Community Health have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking further industrial action after talks to reach a fair increase in pay as part of a new collective agreement stalled, over a month since members first took ... More >>

Interim justice review emphasizes need for change

Monday, 10 June 2019, 2:09 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA welcomes the interim justice report released yesterday by Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora - the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group, which made a clear case for change in the criminal justice system. More >>

Response to mental health and addiction inquiry brings hope

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:34 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA has welcomed the long awaited Government response to ‘He Ara Oranga - Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction’ coupled with the ‘Budget 2019: Mental Health, Wellbeing and Addiction initiatives’ as an encouraging approach ... More >>

PSA welcomes Wellbeing Budget but more still to do

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:50 pm | Public Service Association

PSA members working in public and community services welcome this budget's commitment to well-being, which puts the needs of people back at the forefront of public and community services. More >>

The PSA welcomes transition support package

Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:19 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA welcomes yesterday’s pre-budget announcement of over $150 million for a new Transition Support Service for young people leaving state care, and hopes further details will address social service workforce requirements. More >>

Access Community Health Returning to the bargaining table

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 8:58 am | Public Service Association

The PSA and E tū bargaining team are hopeful for an improved offer from Access Community Health as they resume mediation today, following a week of nationwide strike actions by Access coordinators, administration, and call centre workers. More >>

Funding and reform needed to make a kinder workplace

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 12:39 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is saddened but not surprised by the Francis Review’s findings of ‘systemic’ bullying and harassment in the Parliamentary workplace. More >>

Staff walking out from Access Community Health today

Friday, 17 May 2019, 8:58 am | Public Service Association

Up to 120 PSA and E tu union coordinators, contact centre workers and administrators at Access Community Health will be walking off the job from 9:00am as part of a nationwide walk-off. More >>

 

 

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