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Waikato water must remain under community control

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:00 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) believes that Waikato councils’ investigation of options for the provision of water and wastewater services must ensure it remains in public hands. More >>

Report shows public sector skills must be valued more

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:03 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the release of a Productivity Commission report that recommends placing more value on the skills of regulatory staff. More >>

Public service glad to help revitalise Christchurch CBD

Monday, 7 July 2014, 11:57 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is welcoming the announcement that public sector workers will be returning to the Christchurch CBD and helping to provide a much-needed customer base to help kick-start central city business. More >>

Prime Minister is breaking the rules over MFAT incident

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:37 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Prime Minister is at odds with both the Cabinet manual and the State Sector Act in suggesting that an MFAT official lose their job over the Malaysian diplomat incident. More >>

PSA urges State Services Commission to act on report

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 1:13 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA) is urging the State Services Commission (SSC) to take action on a Human Rights Commission (HRC) report that identifies barriers to Equal Employment opportunities (EEO) across the ... More >>

WikiLeaks reveals secret plan to damage NZ’s public service

Friday, 20 June 2014, 5:20 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s release by WikiLeaks of the draft text for the secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex has shone much needed light on a plan which would have significant impacts on New Zealand’s ... More >>

PSA welcomes Ombudsman investigation into SSC and Rebstock

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 11:37 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is welcoming the announcement that Ombudsman Professor Ron Paterson will investigate a complaint against Paula Rebstock and State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie by former diplomat Derek Leask. More >>

‘Super Ministry’ workers to strike in Wellington & Auckland

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 3:50 pm | Public Service Association

Immigration officers, mediators and others working for the so-called ‘super ministry’ will take strike action on Friday, after over a year spent trying to get a fair deal from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). More >>

PSA says Te Roopu Taurima Chief Executive must go

Friday, 6 June 2014, 1:20 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Chief Executive of Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau Trust must go, after the resignation of the chair of the Board earlier this week following allegations of financial mismanagement. More >>

Rotorua District Council workers want jobs, not sympathy

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 2:37 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 66 Rotorua District Council staff set to lose their jobs want to keep working for the good of their community, and sympathy from Councillors won’t pay their rent or feed their families. More >>

Review shows way forward for Child, Youth and Family

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 12:39 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased to have worked with Child, Youth and Family (CYF) to develop a comprehensive report into workload and work management issues faced by staff at the Government agency. More >>

Opportunity for workers to assess bullying prevention

Friday, 23 May 2014, 9:28 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Pink Shirt Day, a national day against bullying, is a great opportunity for workers to assess how effective their workplace is at preventing bullying. More >>

Welcome reprieve for Problem Gambling Foundation

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 1:00 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) welcomes the announcement that funding for the Problem Gambling Foundation has been extended until February 2015. More >>

Ministry for the Environment workers to strike today

Friday, 16 May 2014, 9:39 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says its members working at the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) have voted to take strike action at 10am on Friday 16 May, after six months of collective bargaining failed to produce an acceptable offer from ... More >>

Bay of Plenty council merger must be evidence based

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 4:16 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is calling for a cautious approach and extensive consultation before any possible amalgamation of the Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District Councils. This follows a proposal by local business people to ... More >>

Restrictions on journalists unwelcome and unnecessary

Monday, 12 May 2014, 4:59 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the recommendation by a TVNZ inquiry that reporters, content producers and editors be banned from political activity is a draconian and unnecessary breach of their rights as New Zealand citizens. More >>

New research shows impact of domestic violence on work

Friday, 2 May 2014, 10:41 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says new research shows the impact of domestic violence on work, with over a quarter of surveyed PSA members having direct experience of domestic violence. More >>

Caution urged on Waikato council amalgamation proposal

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 2:51 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is calling for a cautious approach and extensive consultation before any possible amalgamation of Waikato’s local government arrangements. This follows the Property Council’s Waikato branch launching a petition for amalgamation. More >>

Public services at risk from secret international talks

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:13 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says a new report has revealed the chilling impacts of a new deal being negotiated behind closed doors by New Zealand, Australia, the US and 20 other parties. More >>

Shane Jones' new job raises questions

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:39 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the announcement that Labour MP Shane Jones is to move to a new ‘ambassador-level’ role created by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully raises questions about the politicisation of the public service. More >>

 

 

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