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DOC structure change set to help improve conservation work

Friday, 19 June 2015, 3:02 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is welcoming the announcement today that DOC will roll out nationwide a structural change that has already been piloted in two regions. The change will join together the separate partnerships and conservation ... More >>

New Plymouth residents facing significant cuts to services

Friday, 12 June 2015, 1:38 pm | Public Service Association

New Plymouth District Council staff are concerned about a decline in services for local residents resulting from a proposed ‘realignment’ of the Council’s staffing structure. More >>

Health budget shortfall will hurt Kiwis for years to come

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:06 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the $1 billion shortfall in the health budget identified in a new analysis by the Council of Trade Unions will hurt Kiwis and worsen health outcomes for years. More >>

Social bonds put profits before people

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 4:52 pm | Public Service Association

The Government is putting profit before people with its plans to use private investors to profit from social services which place people with mental illness into work, says the Public Service Association. More >>

Unions stand together on rejection of poor pay offer

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 9:17 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) supports the decision by New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members to reject the settlement offer made by DHBs in their Multi-Employer collective agreement, announced earlier today. More >>

Concern over proposed IT job cuts at Dunedin City Council

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:56 am | Public Service Association

Concern over proposed IT job cuts at Dunedin City Council The Public Service Association (PSA) says Dunedin City Council (DCC) should think carefully before proceeding with a proposal to cut in-house IT jobs at the council and outsource them. Jon Henning, ... More >>

Union concerned over changes to DHB’s mental health system

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:57 pm | Public Service Association

The union representing mental health workers at Waikato DHB, The Public Service Association (PSA), is concerned over the poor process as the DHB tries to push through dangerous changes to the rostering of the Henry Bennett Centre. More >>

Council shouldn’t rush to decision on asset sales

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Christchurch City councillors should back away from a decision to sell assets in order to further explore other options and to consult with the Canterbury public. More >>

CYF review case of wrong people examining the wrong thing

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3:49 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the recently announced review of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is putting the wrong people in charge of looking at the wrong things, and won’t provide the improvements to CYF services that it claims to seek. More >>

Gutting of prison jobs a gift to private prison provider

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 3:37 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says a Department of Corrections proposal to cut more than 260 jobs at Waikeria, Tongariro/Rangipo and Rimutaka Prisons is privatisation by stealth that will hurt provincial New Zealand. More >>

Yet another external review the last thing CYF needs

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 4:28 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Minister Tolley’s announcement of a Paula Rebstock-led review into Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is the last thing needed by an organisation that has demonstrated it can assess and plan for its own needs. More >>

MP pay changes cannot be used to hold public servants back

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:40 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the changes to MP pay announced today by John Key cannot be used to justify withholding decent pay movement for public servants. More >>

Health and safety paramount as Worksafe launch prosecution

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:28 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Worksafe’s announcement that they have filed a charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) following the tragic shootings at Ashburton Work and Income shows the importance that must be placed on ... More >>

Social investment approach puts cost ahead of quality

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:12 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA says the Government’s intention to focus on cost ahead of quality in social funding is a retrograde step that could destabilise the sector and make it harder for providers to deliver better services to all who need them. More >>

Charging for basic police work is not OK

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 4:26 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) told the Law and Order Select Committee today that the prospect of the Police being able to charge for basic criminal checks could financially hurt many community and public sector organisations. More >>

Report lays secure foundations for state sector

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:16 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Independent review of the security environment for the Ministry of Social Development, commissioned following the tragic shootings at the Ashburton Work and Income office, lays the groundwork for ensuring ... More >>

Report confirms workers need a pay rise

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 9:24 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says a new Productivity Commission report clearly shows that workers have not reaped the benefits of increased productivity over the past 30 years, in contrast to government rhetoric that productivity is the only way ... More >>

$100,000 waste of money by cash-strapped council

Monday, 26 January 2015, 3:17 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing. More >>

Health funds needs boost to invest in workforce, not bosses

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 2:47 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says that health sector funding needs to increase and be targeted at the workforce who have struggled with wages falling further below the cost-of-living at the same time as workloads intensify. More >>

Court’s decision helps to pave the way for pay equity

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:45 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision this afternoon to deny leave to appeal in the Kristine Bartlett / Terranova Homes pay equity case. The case now returns to the Employment Court where principles will ... More >>

 

 

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