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Gisborne unions offer free health screening

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:19 am | Public Service Association

Nurses who are union members will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, including other services which would normally involve a visit to a health centre. More >>

Response to Kaikoura call for help "inadequate"

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:07 pm | Public Service Association

The government’s cavalier attitude towards mental health must stop, the PSA says - after National’s much-vaunted Kaikoura relief package fell far short of what the quake-hit region needs. More >>

All government agencies must release contractor spending

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:23 am | Public Service Association

All government agencies should follow the lead of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and release details of their spending on contractors, the PSA says. More >>

Mental health workers speak out after CCDHB report

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 9:33 am | Public Service Association

Mental health workers from Capital and Coast DHB have taken the unusual step of approaching the public after the Mellsop report into services there, the PSA says. More >>

First-ever OIA stats show public servants doing their bit

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 5:32 pm | Public Service Association

Public servants are doing a great job in applying the Official Information Act - but more change is needed to ensure a fully open and transparent public service, the PSA says. More >>

We’re number 1: NZ has public service we can all be proud of

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 5:24 pm | Public Service Association

We’re number 1: New Zealand has a public service we can all be proud of More >>

Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:02 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers. More >>

Public sector pay report shows workers need a fairer deal

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 10:22 am | Public Service Association

Senior executives in the public service are still getting bigger pay increases than their staff, and the PSA welcomes the new State Services Commissioner’s plans to take a "conservative" approach. More >>

Organisational designs for MSD & Oranga Tamariki released

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:20 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA has received the new organisational designs for the Future Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki. More >>

SSC apologises to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:46 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the apology by the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe. More >>

CYF reforms "risk another Stolen Generation"

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:53 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports the decision by the Māori Women’s Welfare League to take a Treaty of Waitangi claim calling for a halt to the reforms to Child Youth and Family and shares the concerns that ... More >>

PSA welcomes would-be PM’s promise to properly fund health

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:55 pm | Public Service Association

"Better late than never" - PSA welcomes would-be PM Coleman’s promise to properly fund health More >>

Sentencing "will bring closure" for victims' families

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 10:21 am | Public Service Association

The sentencing of the Ministry of Social Development for not protecting staff in Ashburton from violent clients will bring much-needed closure for the families of the women who died, the PSA says. More >>

New Zealand’s history at risk in Ngā Taonga relocation plans

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:31 am | Public Service Association

Decades of institutional knowledge will be lost if the government presses ahead with plans to centralise New Zealand’s audio and video archives, the PSA says. More >>

Do right by family violence victims, support members’ bill

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is delighted parliament will debate a bill giving greater protection to family violence victims in the workplace. More >>

Survey of Kiwi employees shows work culture needs to change

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 12:34 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s public servants are hard-working, motivated and resilient, but being failed by a workplace culture which doesn’t recognise their strengths, the PSA says. More >>

Christchurch social housing sell-off "heartless" - PSA

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 2:49 pm | Public Service Association

Nearly half of Christchurch’s Housing New Zealand stock is to be sold off by the government, in a move the PSA describes as "heartless". More >>

PSA welcomes government’s decision on Equal Pay

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:50 am | Public Service Association

New Zealand can once again claim to be a leader in gender equality today, the PSA says - as the government has accepted the Joint Working Group’s recommendations on equal pay. More >>

PSA "pleased" NIWA taking staff safety seriously

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 9:09 am | Public Service Association

Staff at NIWA’s Greta Point campus can turn up to work on Thursday satisfied that their buildings are safe, the PSA says. More >>

Don’t slam public servants, Mr Brownlee - fund them

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:03 pm | Public Service Association

Scientists who work for the government must be allowed to voice their concerns without public vilification by ministers, the PSA says. More >>



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