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PSA welcomes Peter Hughes as new State Services Commissione

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 11:48 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the appointment of Peter Hughes as the next State Services Commissioner and Head of State Services. More >>

PSA pleased with Minister’s promises

Friday, 29 April 2016, 11:07 am | Public Service Association

Fire service staff across the country have had a promise their jobs are safe - and the PSA wants their voices heard loud and clear throughout the transition to the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand. More >>

Plans to slash council budgets will hit Aucklanders hard

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 1:00 pm | Public Service Association

A pledge to slash half a billion dollars from Auckland Council’s budget is short term thinking that will hit communities hard, the Public Service Association says. More >>

This Admin Appreciation Day, give more than choccies

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:49 am | Public Service Association

Administrative staff up and down the country will be recognised tomorrow, and the Public Service Association is urging businesses, government agencies and NGOs to make a day to remember. More >>

National inquiry needed as mental health left out of plan

Monday, 18 April 2016, 5:08 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s mental health system could be on the verge of collapse, the Public Service Association says - and yet the government’s new health strategy all but ignores it. More >>

Public servants love jobs - staff survey will reveal more

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:20 pm | Public Service Association

The public service is a great place to work, but that’s because its employees love helping their communities and making a difference, the PSA says. More >>

PSA calls for greater transparency around CYF Review

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 2:28 pm | Public Service Association

The government’s much-anticipated complete overhaul of Child Youth and Family leaves many big questions unanswered, the Public Service Association says. More >>

642 staff missing from Auckland public hospitals

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 10:32 am | Public Service Association

Silhouettes representing 642 missing Auckland public health workers will be put up outside Auckland City Hospital today. More >>

Concerns for court staff over work-from-home plan

Monday, 4 April 2016, 2:54 pm | Public Service Association

Collections officers, other court staff and members of the public may be put at unnecessary risk as the Ministry of Justice confirms specialist collections staff will now work from home. More >>

$8m Serco agreement should spell end to privatisation

Monday, 4 April 2016, 2:41 pm | Public Service Association

The deal between Corrections and private prison operator Serco over its chaotic management of Mount Eden prison is a fitting end to a shambolic episode, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA fully engaged in IRD’s Business Transformation project

Monday, 4 April 2016, 2:01 pm | Public Service Association

Unions will be involved with the Inland Revenue Department’s Business Transformation project at every step of the way to ensure a just transition to new ways of working, the PSA says. More >>

No attempt made by Auckland DHBs to bridge funding gap

Friday, 1 April 2016, 10:51 am | Public Service Association

The three Auckland district health boards have made no attempt to approach Health Minister Jonathan Coleman for extra funding to provide 7-day services, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Regular reviews of mental health services needed

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:20 am | Public Service Association

After a series of vicious cuts to mental health services, Cantabrians will be welcoming news of additional government investment - but the PSA says regular reviews are now needed. More >>

Minister called on to mediate in Auckland DHBs dispute

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 12:10 am | Public Service Association

Health minister Jonathan Coleman’s the last chance for an end to the Auckland Allied Health dispute, the Public Service Association says - and it’s calling on him to break the deadlock. More >>

Local government changes must not erode local democracy

Friday, 18 March 2016, 9:24 am | Public Service Association

National's Better Local Services reforms must not be used as a back-door way to force council amalgamation and privatisation, the Public Service Association says. More >>

MBIE agrees not to abandon regional mediators

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 3:45 pm | Public Service Association

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has listened to unions, businesses and communities - and opted not to ditch business mediation services in smaller cities. More >>

Don’t use MBIE payroll mess as excuse to review Holidays Act

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:18 pm | Public Service Association

Kiwi workers could end up being short-changed over their holiday entitlements if the government sides with big business over a review of the Holidays Act, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA relief at guilty verdict in Work and Income murder case

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 4:14 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says its members will be relieved to hear Russell John Tully has been found guilty of the murder of two women at the Ashburton Work and Income office in 2014. More >>

PSA urges MBIE to resolve staff pay bungle quickly

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 6:43 pm | Public Service Association

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment needs to act quickly to resolve a payroll issue which may have left hundreds of its staff out of pocket, the Public Service Association says. More >>

A win for vulnerable workers

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 2:49 pm | Public Service Association

A government back-down over zero hours contracts is a win for the union movement - and will protect some of New Zealand’s lowest-paid workers from exploitation. More >>

 

 

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