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Wellington City Council to cut IT jobs

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:54 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says a new proposal to restructure the Wellington City Council’s IT team now, while also proposing another restructure in just 18 months’ time, is astounding. More >>

Govt to negotiate settlement for care workers travel time

Monday, 31 March 2014, 3:05 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is welcoming the Government’s decision to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers. More >>

Problem Gambling Foundation funding must be reinstated

Friday, 21 March 2014, 10:37 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the Ministry of Health must reinstate funding for the Problem Gambling Foundation. This follows the announcement that the Foundation’s funding would cease on June 30 this year. More >>

Botched Corrections restructure leaving staff in lurch

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 4:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the Department of Corrections’ head office restructure is being botched, leaving staff grasping for answers. More >>

Govt underfunding leaves Auckland DHB in $12 million hole

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:50 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says chronic underfunding of DHBs by the Government is to blame for the $12 million hole Auckland DHB is in. “The Government is skimping on DHB budgets, while staff and patients pay the price,” said Warwick Jones, PSA ... More >>

Employment law changes will widen inequality

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 2:44 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, set to pass its second reading in Parliament this evening, will further income widen inequality in New Zealand. More >>

Productivity Commission report a wake-up call

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:19 am | Public Service Association

Public service chief executives need to get serious about learning the lessons from their own successes and failures, said the Public Service Association. This need has been shown in the report into regulatory institutions and practices, released ... More >>

Corrections announce yet more job cuts

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 3:39 pm | Public Service Association

The Department of Corrections' plans to cut 60 jobs in Wellington will place further workload pressure on regional offices, said the Public Service Association. More >>

The end of history? Te Ara job losses a disappointing sign

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:30 am | Public Service Association

News that the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is to significantly reduce the number of staff working on Te Ara, the online New Zealand encyclopaedia, is disappointing for all those interested in our country’s history, said the Public Service Association, ... More >>

SSC election guidance important, regardless of the delivery

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 2:08 pm | Public Service Association

Today’s release by the State Services Commission of their guidance for state servants on the election period is a welcome contribution that will assist our public servants to contribute to their democracy, the Public Service Assocation. More >>

Expert to speak on how precarious work hurts us all

Monday, 24 February 2014, 12:23 pm | Public Service Association

Professor Guy Standing, an international expert on the causes and impacts of precarious work is speaking in Auckland and Wellington this week, in advance of the launch of his new book A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens which focuses on ‘what ... More >>

Lessons must be learned from the MFAT leaks

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 10:08 am | Public Service Association

Lessons must be learnt from the mistakes made in the MFAT leak investigation, following the announcement that $209,000 was paid to Paula Rebstock as part of the $500,000 cost of the report that failed to identify who leaked confidential Ministry of Foreign ... More >>

Wellington Council steps up to Living Wage challenge

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 3:50 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the Wellington City Council has stepped up to the challenge of addressing low pay and inequality by taking the first concrete step towards becoming New Zealand’s first Living Wage Council. More >>

Survey- Major dissatisfaction over AgResearch relocation

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 9:27 am | Public Service Association

A survey of Public Service Association members at AgResearch shows only one per cent are happy to relocate, while a third of those who have been asked to move, have indicated they will leave the organisation rather than shift. More >>

MFAT leak report underlines badly-handled restructure

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 2:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says a report into the leak of confidential Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade cabinet papers serves to underline how badly-handled the MFAT restructure was. More >>

Employment law shows blatant disregard for working NZers

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 2:32 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the government continues to show blatant disregard for working New Zealanders by failing to make any meaningful change to unfair employment law. More >>

Government rides roughshod over local communities

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 12:30 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is accusing the government of riding roughshod over smaller communities with a proposal to permanently shut down two more local courthouses. More >>

More disruption on the cards at NZTA

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 4:04 pm | Public Service Association

There could be more disruption ahead at the New Zealand Transport Agency with an unprecedented vote by Public Service Association members to take industrial action over their stalled employment negotiations. More >>

Hospital admin staffing cap must go

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 3:26 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is calling on the government to lift the cap on the number of hospital administrative workers, saying it is putting all hospital staff and services under pressure. More >>

Proposed safety check regime problematic

Friday, 29 November 2013, 9:21 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association believes proposed legislation which would see hundreds of thousands of workers screened and vetted is problematic and needs more work. More >>

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