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PSA welcomes Ombudsman’s findings on MFAT inquiry

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:06 pm | Public Service Association

Natural justice needs to come first in all government inquiries, regardless of how embarrassing their findings may be, the Public Sector Association says. More >>

Urgent action needed at Te Puna Wai

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:44 pm | Public Service Association

Young people and staff at Christchurch’s Te Puna Wai youth justice facility are at serious risk every day, and urgent action must be taken to improve safety there, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA to Minister Coleman: How many more deaths will it take?

Monday, 20 June 2016, 3:00 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s mental health system is spiralling deeper into crisis, the Public Service Association says, and urgently needs a wide-ranging probe into funding and supporting workers delivering vital services. More >>

Salisbury School closure a bitter blow for families

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:32 pm | Public Service Association

Salisbury School’s closure is a foregone conclusion, the Public Service Association says - despite empty promises of consultation from Education minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Women have waited too long for equal pay

Friday, 10 June 2016, 1:42 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand is on the verge of making history by recognising the true value of women’s work - so the Cabinet should urgently make it a reality, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA welcomes guilty plea over Hamilton Zoo death

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 4:03 pm | Public Service Association

Hamilton City Council has done the right thing in pleading guilty to a health and safety charge over the death of Hamilton Zoo curator, Samantha Kudeweh, the PSA says. More >>

WCC's reputation further damaged in contract row

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:11 pm | Public Service Association

Wellington City Council’s reputation as an employer is under threat after an abrupt change to its roading maintenance contract has put 20 workers out of a job. More >>

Waikato support workers to hold further strikes over wages

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:18 am | Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers at Community Living Limited will take more industrial action, after employers refused to make more than a miserly pay offer to union members. More >>

PSA welcomes 27-year non-parole sentence for W&I Murderer

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:08 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the news that Russell John Tully has been jailed for at least 27 years for murdering two Work and Income staff in September 2014. More >>

Public servants do the hard yards but still miss out

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:57 pm | Public Service Association

Public servants are the ones who deserve a standing ovation in this year’s Budget, the PSA says - not finance minister Bill English, who’s outlined a lacklustre and unimaginative set of figures today aimed at further reducing the size of government. More >>

Budget 2016: Value public services, value New Zealanders

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:27 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is calling on Finance Minister Bill English to deliver a Budget which will properly fund public services - and properly value the people that deliver them. More >>

Merger of TEC and Careers NZ needs care

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:39 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is urging the Tertiary Education Commission and Careers New Zealand to tread carefully - after news the two organisations will be merged into a single agency. More >>

Waikato support workers to walk off the job tomorrow

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 1:52 pm | Public Service Association

Up to 200 specialist support workers will stop work tomorrow for two hours, after last-minute attempts to finalise a new collective agreement failed. More >>

Prime Minister needs to "get real" on social housing crisis

Monday, 16 May 2016, 11:41 am | Public Service Association

The Prime Minister must stop talking about tax cuts while his government’s policies have led to New Zealanders sleeping in cars and garages, the Public Service Association says. More >>

Waikato support workers to strike over "insulting" pay offer

Monday, 16 May 2016, 9:34 am | Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers across Waikato will stop work for two hours on Thursday, in protest at a pay offer that would buy them just a bottle of milk a week. More >>

Coroner’s inquiry into Wellington mental health deaths vital

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 2:06 pm | Public Service Association

The Coroner’s decision to investigate four mental health related deaths in one case will yield valuable information about services in the Wellington region, the PSA says. More >>

Cabinet minister gets the message on equal pay

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 3:27 pm | Public Service Association

It was a sweet treat carrying a less-than-sweet message for cabinet minister Amy Adams, as she accepted a cake marking the public service Working for Free Day. More >>

Palino’s grand plans will see Aucklanders suffer

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 3:02 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is urging Aucklanders not to let their mayoralty election become a race to the bottom - as another candidate pledges to cut costs and jobs. More >>

Patients will suffer if DHBs’ funding cuts go ahead

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:35 am | Public Service Association

Health minister Jonathan Coleman must reconsider his decision to cut funding in real terms for 10 District Health Boards in this year’s budget, the Public Service Association says. More >>

PSA welcomes Peter Hughes as new State Services Commissione

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 11:48 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the appointment of Peter Hughes as the next State Services Commissioner and Head of State Services. More >>

 

 

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