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Scrutiny over CEs’ pay important step

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:13 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) support today’s announcement of stronger oversight of the pay of chief executives and the conduct of Crown Entity Board members. More >>

Rangatahi will suffer under plan to close careers offices

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:25 pm | Public Service Association

Young people in the regions, particularly Maori and Pasefika, could miss out on vital careers advice if the Tertiary Education Commission closes offices in the regions, the PSA says. More >>

PSA welcomes Inquiry into abuse of children in state care

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:09 pm | Public Service Association

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of children in state care is welcome and long overdue, the PSA says. More >>

PSA Court Victory Highlights Importance of Good Faith

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:25 am | Public Service Association

Employers must respect unions’ right to bargain on behalf of their members, the Employment Court has ruled - and the PSA is welcoming such a clear statement of the law. More >>

Tax Working Group "opportunity to change the conversation"

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:05 pm | Public Service Association

The government’s Tax Working Group is a genuine chance to change the conversation around the tax system, the PSA says. More >>

State house sell-off ends - good news for PSA members

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:42 pm | Public Service Association

The government’s halt to state house sell-offs is a welcome development and signals the end of a damaging policy, the PSA says. More >>

Equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 2:33 pm | Public Service Association

Unions, DHBs and providers have welcomed today’s announcement that the Government will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers. More >>

PSA comment on Zero Carbon Act announcement

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:57 am | Public Service Association

The PSA welcomes the announcement by Climate Change Minister James Shaw that progress is being made towards a Zero Carbon Act. More >>

PSA solves equal pay - give women more time!

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:19 pm | Public Service Association

PSA solves equal pay - give women more time! An extra hour a day, or an extra month a year, is all Kiwi women need to close the gender pay gap, and the PSA's "Office Stationery for Working Women" kit could help them earn the same as their male ... More >>

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 >>



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