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Zero-hours here to stay

Friday, 12 February 2016, 5:26 pm | Public Service Association

The government misled New Zealand workers when it promised to outlaw zero-hours contracts - and the Public Service Association’s deeply disappointed. More >>

"Foolhardy" PM insists on tax cuts while services struggle

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 1:26 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealanders will end up paying the price for the Prime Minister’s insistence on delivering a pre-election tax cut bribe, the Public Service Association says. In his formal statement to parliament yesterday, John Key acknowledged the economy ... More >>

Worrying fall for NZ in global corruption index

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 5:08 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s slipped down the rankings in a worldwide corruption index, and the Public Service Association’s urging the government to take it seriously. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 has seen New Zealand slip from ... More >>

Don’t make health workers pay price for ADHB funding crisis

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:35 am | Public Service Association

Auckland District Health Board will not fix its underfunding crisis by cutting staff salaries, the Public Service Association says. The DHB’s chief executive officer Ailsa Claire says her organisation faces challenges as the gap between its funding ... More >>

Strike action imminent in aviation security

Friday, 15 January 2016, 9:43 am | Public Service Association

Aviation security workers could be forced to take industrial action next month - as their employers try to claw back working conditions. More >>

A better deal for the public service

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 9:39 am | Public Service Association

While many New Zealand workers are counting down to the holiday season, the Public Service Association is paying tribute to its members who’ll keep essential services afloat over the break. More >>

Manawatu employers tackle MBIE over mediation outsourcing

Friday, 18 December 2015, 11:00 am | Public Service Association

Businesses in Palmerston North are taking on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - and the Public Service Association welcomes their direct action. More >>

Will Govt learn lesson about failure of privatisation?

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 1:02 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the dumping of Serco from Mt Eden Corrections Facility is a much needed move that outlines the inevitable failure of turning public services into profit-driven businesses. More >>

OIA review finds more support needed to improve results

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 4:45 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says there is much to support in the Chief Ombudsman’s report into the operation of the Official Information Act. More >>

PSA calls for better remuneration across the public sector

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:02 pm | Public Service Association

The release of the remuneration of public service and state sector chief executives has been welcomed by the PSA as great example of transparency but one that reveals a large gap between the senior managers and other staff in the state sector. More >>

Workers reject Greater Wellington’s bargaining offer

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:48 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) and Central Amalgamated Workers Union (CAWU) have voted overwhelmingly to reject Greater Wellington Regional Council’s bargaining offer. More >>

Kaye guts her own Ministry against independent review

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 4:52 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) will be supporting members at the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) who will find out if they are losing their jobs the week before Christmas. More >>

Probation staff facing burnout

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:28 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is concerned about the impact of taking on additional detainees from Christmas Island when probation staff already face burnout from work pressure. More >>

Social workers launch historic equal pay claim

Monday, 16 November 2015, 2:37 pm | Public Service Association

Today the Public Service Association (PSA), the union for social workers filed an historic case seeking equal pay for social work, an occupation dominated by women and undervalued for years. More >>

Auckland Hospital staff walk off the job

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 2:50 pm | Public Service Association

- Staff at Middlemore Hospital will strike on Thursday 12 from 8am - 10am outside the main entrance on Hospital Road, Otahuhu. - More >>

Staff upset hospitals deny workload issues

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 1:18 pm | Public Service Association

Staff at Auckland Hospital will strike tomorrow, Wednesday 11, from 8am - 10am outside the main entrance on Park Road, Grafton. More >>

Health workers at 3 Auckland DHBs to strike

Monday, 9 November 2015, 9:34 am | Public Service Association

3000 health workers across all 3 Auckland DHBs will go on strike this week to protest against a plan by the DHBs to stretch new staff even further than current staff, who are at breaking point due to systemic underfunding and understaffing across Auckland’s ... More >>

Young people feel betrayed by Government

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:43 am | Public Service Association

The youth network of the Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand’s largest union, says young people feel betrayed by the Government who have entrenched unfair zero-hour contracts instead of keeping their promise to get rid of them. More >>

Glenn Barclay named as new head of NZ’s largest union

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:21 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Glenn Barclay as the new national secretary. Glenn will join fellow national secretary Erin Polaczuk as the co-leaders of New Zealand’s largest union. More >>

Mental health workers stretched

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 2:13 pm | Public Service Association

Mental health workers are unsurprised that Police are dealing with more mental health related callouts as they are finding themselves increasingly stretched to properly support those with mental health needs. More >>



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