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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 >>

Wellington City Council breaches employment law

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:31 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has applied to the Employment Relations Authority for a compliance order after Wellington City Council (WCC) breached employment law by refusing to notify staff that collective bargaining had begun. More >>

DHB puts staff and patients at risk in order to save money

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:45 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed that the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) is proposing to cut the 4 and 2 roster system, established nationally, for mental health nurses. The PSA represents more than 210 mental health nurses working ... More >>

Dunedin rally after Anglican organisation suspends 27 staff

Monday, 15 December 2014, 11:09 am | Public Service Association

27 staff working for Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin, Alexandra and Balclutha have been suspended without pay just ten days before Christmas. The move will have significant impacts on AFC’s services, which include caregiver support, home visits ... More >>

PSA welcomes merger with SLGOU

Friday, 12 December 2014, 3:18 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the Southern Local Government Officers’ Union (SLGOU) have voted for a merger of the two unions. Following a vote this week by members of SLGOU in favour of the merger, the PSA executive board today ratified ... More >>

Finance Minister needs to get his own house in order

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:39 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Finance Minister Bill English needs to get his own house in order rather than using misleading figures boast about supposed wage increases for all New Zealanders. This follows Mr English’s comments in Parliament ... More >>

Will Anglican Family Care embody the Christmas spirit?

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:28 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin and other parts of Otago have resumed industrial action following the failure of mediation to find any solution to AFC’s refusal to provide a cost-of-living ... More >>

Rennie acknowledges mistake over Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:36 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) welcomes the acknowledgement by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie that he made a mistake holding a joint press conference with former CERA Chief Executive Roger Sutton. More >>

Govt must close gap between private and public sector pay

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says today’s release of the State Services Commissions report Human Resource Capability in the New Zealand State Services (HRC report) shows the need for Government to act to close the widening gap between public ... More >>

Wtgn amalgamation proposal must involve those on frontline

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:00 pm | Public Service Association

Following the Local Government Commission’s decision on reorganisation of Wellington councils, the union representing staff at all councils affected, the Public Service Association (PSA), is calling on staff to be involved at every level of discussion. More >>

Need for whole-of-government approach to family violence

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:05 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says The People’s Blueprint report by the Glenn Inquiry makes a strong case for a whole-of-government approach to combatting family violence, and highlights some of the ways we could do things better. More >>

Importance of employer support of victims of family violence

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:01 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed a new report, Intimate partner violence and the workplace, published today by the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse at the University of Auckland. More >>

 

 

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