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Free, frank and fearless public service required

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 12:28 pm | Public Service Association

All New Zealanders will benefit from guidance issued today to public servants - but only if the government accepts this may involve unpalatable truths, the PSA says. More >>

Porirua City Council Needs to Adopt a Living Wage

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:25 am | Public Service Association

Employees at Porirua City Council are a step closer to a Living Wage today - as councillors voted to increase its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2020. More >>

PSA comment on MPI reorganisation

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:28 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA notes the Minister for Primary Industries’ statement today about next year’s reorganisation of MPI. More >>

"Refreshing" approach to CEO pay good news

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 1:00 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is welcoming the strong stance taken by State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes - who’s calling for the brakes to go on chief executive pay across the State Sector. More >>

Boost to local democracy as Aucklanders debate future

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:16 pm | Public Service Association

Disestablishing a major council-controlled organisation (CCO) would be a step forward for Auckland Council and a great improvement to local democracy, the PSA says. More >>

PSA members relieved as Wairarapa rejects super-council

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:15 pm | Public Service Association

Local government workers across the Wairarapa will be relieved at a decisive result in plans for a "super council", the PSA says. More >>

Politicisation of the public service needs urgent action

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:58 pm | Public Service Association

Government ministers need to be well-informed to make good decisions for New Zealand - and urgent action’s needed to ensure they get the best advice, the PSA says. More >>

Public sector gender pay gap - still much work to do

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 3:04 pm | Public Service Association

A slight decrease in the gender pay gap is heartening, but it’s too early to break out the champagne, the PSA says. More >>

PSA Disappointed at Tax Working Group Terms of Reference

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:51 am | Public Service Association

The narrow scope of the government’s much-anticipated Tax Working Group is a disappointment to unions and working people, the PSA says. More >>

PSA supports RMTU industrial action in Wellington

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:09 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi has sent a message of support to the Rail Maritime and Transport Union ahead of industrial action in Wellington tomorrow. More >>

The flawed Equal Pay bill is gone, now let’s finish the job

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 11:12 am | Public Service Association

New Zealand workers of all genders have much to celebrate at the Government’s decision to dump the deeply flawed equal pay bill, the PSA says. More >>

Anaesthetic technicians' court win "significant" - PSA

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 2:19 pm | Public Service Association

Anaesthetic technicians in Timaru will be paid for overnight on-call duties after a significant victory in the Employment Court. More >>

Workers get welcome boost in Government's first priorities

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:19 pm | Public Service Association

Working New Zealanders will be better off under the new Labour-Greens-New Zealand First government, the PSA says - with fairer pay and well-funded public services front and centre in the coalition agreements released today. More >>

PSA welcomes Inland Revenue’s halt to psychometric testing

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes Inland Revenue’s sensible decision to suspend the use of psychometric testing as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructure following a legal challenge on behalf of PSA members, but cautions that ... More >>

Parents’ plea: Don’t let any more of our kids die

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:20 pm | Public Service Association

Parents who lost their 15-year-old daughter to suicide two months ago delivered a 30,000-strong petition to Parliament today to mark World Mental Health Day. More >>

PSA taking Inland Revenue to court over psychometrics

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:03 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring ... More >>

ERA finds in favour of the PSA

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 11:27 am | Public Service Association

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has determined that the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) must bargain pay in good faith with the Public Service Association, which is a major win for the civilian staff at NZDF, says the PSA. More >>

Code of Conduct gives new government a fresh start

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:18 pm | Public Service Association

Clarity around the distinctive and different roles and responsibilities of independent public servants and political staff will give the incoming government and its staff a fresh start, says Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay. More >>

Social workers’ Hīkoi Whakaara concludes with rally

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 1:03 pm | Public Service Association

Canterbury social workers, who have walked almost 100km during the Hīkoi Whakaara of the last three days, will arrive in Cathedral Square at 2pm today to rally against four issues from the frontline of their work: poverty, inequality, homelessness and ... More >>

Latest suicide statistics a wakeup call for New Zealand

Monday, 28 August 2017, 12:21 pm | Public Service Association

Provisional annual suicide statistics for 2016/17 released today by the Chief Coroner show more people taking their own lives than ever recorded before, and it should be a wakeup call for New Zealand to truly address the crisis in mental health services ... More >>

 

 

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