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Remember those still fighting for fair pay on Labour Day

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:24 pm | Public Service Association

For almost two hundred years the trade union movement has fought for the eight-hour day, and on Labour Day weekend we celebrate this ongoing struggle. More >>

Tauranga City Council employees strike for fair pay

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 12:10 pm | Public Service Association

As Tauranga’s first council meeting since the election gets underway at 1pm, councillors will be greeted with a picket line as city employees strike for two hours. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements will improve the lives of working people

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:11 am | Public Service Association

Too many New Zealanders endure poor working conditions in jobs that don’t pay enough and offer few opportunities for career progression, and the union movement is calling for change. More >>

Surplus should be spent on housing, health and services

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 4:47 pm | Public Service Association

Following the government announcement of a $7.5 billion surplus today, the Public Service Association says it is time to end the housing crisis, properly fund our hospitals and implement the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. More >>

Pasefika union leaders call for urgent climate action

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 12:33 pm | Public Service Association

With the Pacific Islands facing unique and imminent threats from climate change, union activists in New Zealand’s Pasefika community are calling for urgent action to address the crisis. More >>

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 >>



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