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Bed closures "the tip of the iceberg" in mental health

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:50 pm | Public Service Association

The closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora acute mental health unit on Auckland’s North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. More >>

Janet Quigley elected new PSA president

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is delighted to announce Janet Quigley has been elected President by its two-yearly Congress meeting. More >>

Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:03 pm | Public Service Association

People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off tomorrow as they campaign to get a fair pay offer. More >>

PSA welcomes decision in Ashburton WINZ safety prosecution

Monday, 12 September 2016, 12:46 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is welcoming the decision in WorkSafe NZ vs Ministry of Social Development, regarding safety of the Ashburton Work and Income office where two PSA members were murdered. More >>

Social workers: Don’t destroy all our hard work

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:12 pm | Public Service Association

Ministers in charge of the Child Youth and Family reforms have no understanding of how the sector works - and should listen to social workers, the Public Service Association says. More >>

State Sector Retirement funds must stop investing in arms

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:27 am | Public Service Association

Members of a government-implemented super scheme will be deeply disappointed their savings are being invested in companies which make cluster bombs or nuclear weapons, the PSA says. More >>

New Ministry focuses on problems, not potential

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 11:39 am | Public Service Association

The government’s choice of name for the new Ministry of Vulnerable Children is short-sighted and may further disadvantage the families it aims to help, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Wellington mayoral candidates support the Living Wage

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 11:34 am | Public Service Association

Three Wellington mayoral hopefuls say they will ensure Wellington City Council fully adopts the Living Wage at the first candidates’ forum of this election campaign. More >>

MPI job cuts will impact biosecurity

Friday, 12 August 2016, 1:31 pm | Public Service Association

Proposed job cuts at the Ministry of Primary Industries will decimate its compliance staff - and result in unacceptable risk to our most important export sectors, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Labour’s student loan incentive "good start" but needs work

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:37 am | Public Service Association

Labour’s plan to wipe student debt for people taking up public service jobs in smaller centres is good news - but may need more work, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Message to the Beehive: stop messing with local democracy

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 4:41 pm | Public Service Association

Local councils should run their communities the way ratepayers think is best - and laws giving Wellington more power to override them should be abandoned, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Child Youth and Family reforms "gambling with a generation"

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 3:33 pm | Public Service Association

Proposed reforms to Child Youth and Family are a dangerous experiment not backed up by sound modelling - and will put vulnerable people at even greater risk, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Waikato DHB continuing "culture of mistrust" with union

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:21 pm | Public Service Association

Union delegates at the Waikato District Health board are furious at being told their pay will be docked if they attend a meeting today, the PSA says. More >>

$50k pay rise for Hamilton Council CEO "deeply unfair"

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 1:36 pm | Public Service Association

PSA members at Hamilton City Council are disappointed by the fat pay rise announced for their CEO - and are calling for bosses to pay all council workers the market rate. More >>

State houses are for living in, not selling off

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 12:37 pm | Public Service Association

Today’s meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association. More >>

New Ministry missing the vital role of family

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:57 am | Public Service Association

The announcement of a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks removing the vital focus on whānau and communities, says the union of nearly 2,500 people who currently work at the Ministry’s predecessor, Child Youth and Family (CYF). More >>

Housing crisis to blame for people living in garages

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:18 pm | Public Service Association

The housing crisis and continued inaction by the Government is to blame for people in Auckland being forced to live in unapproved garages, sheds and other unsustainable situations, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Unions seek injunction to restrain lockouts at Airports

Monday, 11 July 2016, 4:56 pm | Public Service Association

The New Zealand Public Service Association and E tū have today filed legal proceedings in the Employment Court in Wellington which seek to restrain the proposed eight day lockout of Aviation Security Staff at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown ... More >>

Unions stand firm in face of AvSec bullying

Friday, 8 July 2016, 12:22 pm | Public Service Association

Unions are preparing to go to court to stop the Aviation Security Service staging an 8-day lockout which would cause chaos and endanger security at New Zealand’s main airports. More >>

Give up social bonds, focus on quality services

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Public Service Association

The collapse of the government’s first social bonds project should signal the end to experimentation with the way social services are funded, the Public Service Association says. More >>

 

 

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