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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 >>

PREFU protest: Robbing nurse Peta to pay surplus Paul

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:18 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association and YesWeCare.nz coalition is protesting today’s PREFU announcment calling the surplus “artificial”. The union and health coalition have set up 100 life sized-cut outs of missing health workers outside Newtown Primary ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki’s staff exodus

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:30 pm | Public Service Association

The number of social workers leaving Child, Youth and Family during the formation of Oranga Tamariki was largely down to the expertise of long-serving staff being ignored in the review process and a costly and wasteful Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) ... More >>

Opposition offering a clear choice on equal pay

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:27 pm | Public Service Association

A change of government would make pay equity a reality following announcements from the Labour and Green parties over the past weekend, offering a sharp contrast from the current Government’s attempt to shut down current claims under new and restrictive ... More >>

No excuse for denying mental health workers equal pay

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:40 pm | Public Service Association

A leaked letter from the Ministry of Health to DHBs warning them not to extend equal pay to mental health support workers confirms that the Government is wilfully ignoring the current crisis in mental health, which the Public Service Association considers ... More >>

National’s ‘pay equity’ Bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 11:17 am | Public Service Association

The Government’s new Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill is a cynical attempt to close the door on future equal pay settlements and represents a major distortion of the initial principles of pay equity negotiated by the Government, unions and ... More >>

Workers speak out against phony "pay equity" Bill

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 10:01 am | Public Service Association

Tomorrow, the Government’s Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill will likely be read for the first time, and politicians and workers are coming together to speak out against it. More >>

Congratulations to Christchurch City Council on Living Wage

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 5:13 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association congratulates Christchurch City Council on its decision to adopt a Living Wage for all staff, and hopes other councils will take note and follow suit to ensure workers get a fair deal. More >>

PSA calls for transparency on Auditor-General report

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 2:53 pm | Public Service Association

The New Zealand public have a right to understand the full context of Martin Matthews’ resignation as Auditor-General and the content of Sir Maarten Wevers’ report into Matthews’ suitability for the role, says the Public Service Association. More >>

No idea and no solutions from National on housing

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:07 pm | Public Service Association

The Government’s admission that it has "no idea" how much it will spend supporting New Zealanders with emergency housing demonstrates how disconnected its multiple housing Ministers are from the reality of New Zealand’s housing crisis, says the ... More >>

PSA health workers bidding farewell to CCDHB boss

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association expresses regret at the decision of Capital and Coast District Health Board Chief Executive Debbie Chin to stand down at the end of the year, and are concerned that top public servants like her are bearing the brunt of ... More >>

Workplace "speak up" culture must be promoted - PSA

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:30 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the findings of the investigation into treatment of whistleblowers at the Ministry of Transport. More >>

Prioritising public services and health underfunding

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:44 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA’s call to restore funding to public and community services has been heard, with the Labour Party committing to refund health sector spending and invest in core public services in its fiscal plan. More >>

Green Party policy good for workers, good for families - PSA

Monday, 17 July 2017, 1:09 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the Green Party’s bold families and income policy package because it would be good for workers and the economy, and would make significant steps towards restoring the safety net for unemployed New Zealanders ... More >>

 

 

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