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State houses are for living in, not selling off

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 12:37 pm | Public Service Association

Today’s meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association. More >>

New Ministry missing the vital role of family

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:57 am | Public Service Association

The announcement of a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks removing the vital focus on whānau and communities, says the union of nearly 2,500 people who currently work at the Ministry’s predecessor, Child Youth and Family (CYF). More >>

Housing crisis to blame for people living in garages

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:18 pm | Public Service Association

The housing crisis and continued inaction by the Government is to blame for people in Auckland being forced to live in unapproved garages, sheds and other unsustainable situations, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Unions seek injunction to restrain lockouts at Airports

Monday, 11 July 2016, 4:56 pm | Public Service Association

The New Zealand Public Service Association and E tū have today filed legal proceedings in the Employment Court in Wellington which seek to restrain the proposed eight day lockout of Aviation Security Staff at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown ... More >>

Unions stand firm in face of AvSec bullying

Friday, 8 July 2016, 12:22 pm | Public Service Association

Unions are preparing to go to court to stop the Aviation Security Service staging an 8-day lockout which would cause chaos and endanger security at New Zealand’s main airports. More >>

Give up social bonds, focus on quality services

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Public Service Association

The collapse of the government’s first social bonds project should signal the end to experimentation with the way social services are funded, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Aviation Security Service lockout illegal and irresponsible

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:46 am | Public Service Association

Locking out aviation security workers from their workplaces is an illegal and irresponsible move which will hugely inconvenience the travelling public, the PSA and E tū unions say. More >>

Aviation security unions agree to mediation

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 12:50 pm | Public Service Association

Aviation security unions will take part in last-minute talks to resolve their industrial dispute, but the Public Service Association and E Tū say strike action will still go ahead unless a deal is reached. More >>

Airport security staff to strike for first time in 30 years

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 8:55 am | Public Service Association

Aviation security staff will hold two weeks of industrial action later this month, after unions and their employer were unable to settle a new collective agreement. More >>

Government must intervene to help Lifeline continue

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:19 pm | Public Service Association

Lifeline must not become the latest casualty of New Zealand’s mental health crisis, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Convention Centre shambles proves PPPs have no place in NZ

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:10 pm | Public Service Association

Taxpayers will foot the whole bill for yet another failed public-private partnership, the Public Service Association says - and the government should call time on its obsession with the funding model. More >>

PSA welcomes Ombudsman’s findings on MFAT inquiry

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:06 pm | Public Service Association

Natural justice needs to come first in all government inquiries, regardless of how embarrassing their findings may be, the Public Sector Association says. More >>

Urgent action needed at Te Puna Wai

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:44 pm | Public Service Association

Young people and staff at Christchurch’s Te Puna Wai youth justice facility are at serious risk every day, and urgent action must be taken to improve safety there, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA to Minister Coleman: How many more deaths will it take?

Monday, 20 June 2016, 3:00 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s mental health system is spiralling deeper into crisis, the Public Service Association says, and urgently needs a wide-ranging probe into funding and supporting workers delivering vital services. More >>

Salisbury School closure a bitter blow for families

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:32 pm | Public Service Association

Salisbury School’s closure is a foregone conclusion, the Public Service Association says - despite empty promises of consultation from Education minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Women have waited too long for equal pay

Friday, 10 June 2016, 1:42 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand is on the verge of making history by recognising the true value of women’s work - so the Cabinet should urgently make it a reality, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA welcomes guilty plea over Hamilton Zoo death

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 4:03 pm | Public Service Association

Hamilton City Council has done the right thing in pleading guilty to a health and safety charge over the death of Hamilton Zoo curator, Samantha Kudeweh, the PSA says. More >>

WCC's reputation further damaged in contract row

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:11 pm | Public Service Association

Wellington City Council’s reputation as an employer is under threat after an abrupt change to its roading maintenance contract has put 20 workers out of a job. More >>

Waikato support workers to hold further strikes over wages

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:18 am | Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers at Community Living Limited will take more industrial action, after employers refused to make more than a miserly pay offer to union members. More >>

PSA welcomes 27-year non-parole sentence for W&I Murderer

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:08 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the news that Russell John Tully has been jailed for at least 27 years for murdering two Work and Income staff in September 2014. More >>

 

 

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