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Historic pay equity agreement

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 12:34 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association and E tū are pleased to confirm that almost 1700 vocational and disability support workers funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki will be included in the historic Equal Pay settlement for care ... More >>

Worse than inappropriate to ignore Canterbury mental health

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 1:14 pm | Public Service Association

The Government’s rejection of an urgent request from Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) for additional mental health funding to address increasing demand is short-sighted and shows they aren’t listening to those on the frontline, says the ... More >>

Historic equal pay settlement takes effect. Questions remain

Friday, 30 June 2017, 3:56 pm | Public Service Association

At midnight, the historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers will take effect, but questions around door-closing legislation and funding remain and must be addressed by the Government, says the PSA. More >>

Labour’s new workplace relations policy focused on fairness

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:46 pm | Public Service Association

The Labour Party’s new workplace relations policy demonstrates a fair and fresh approach that is good for workers and employers, with a firm eye on the challenges of the future, says the Public Service Association. More >>

PSA congratulates WCC on commitment to Living Wage

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:00 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is heartened to see significant progress made by Wellington City Council towards being New Zealand’s first Living Wage Council, and applauds campaigners and PSA members for their hard work over the years. More >>

New Zealand’s mental health system is in crisis

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3:03 pm | Public Service Association

The Auditor-General’s new report on discharge planning for mental health patients shows more than ever that the system is in crisis. The PSA says it strengthens calls for a wide-ranging national inquiry into the delivery of mental health services. More >>

Sales of Horowhenua pensioner housing "must be stopped"

Friday, 26 May 2017, 3:40 pm | Public Service Association

Pensioner housing in Horowhenua must not be sold without a proper process - and a proposed deal should be stopped, the PSA says. More >>

Govt mental health "smoke and mirrors" dangerous

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:30 am | Public Service Association

The Government’s smoke and mirrors around new mental health funding is dangerous, the health funding coalition YesWeCare.nz says. More >>

Budget "like giving a starving dog a rubber bone"

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:16 pm | Public Service Association

Steven Joyce’s first budget is a predictable election year bribe that which will do as little for low-income families as it will for public services, says the PSA. More >>

Proposed closure of ACC call centres "disappointing"

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:17 pm | Public Service Association

PSA members are surprised and disappointed at the Accident Compensation Corporation’s proposals to close two call centres in Auckland and Wellington. More >>

An important step towards restoring faith

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:52 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA welcomes the State Services Commission’s decision to hold an inquiry into treatment of whistleblowers at the Ministry of Transport. More >>

Mental Health Poll: Govt not doing enough

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:12 am | Public Service Association

Only one in ten New Zealanders think the Government is doing enough around mental health, says a poll released today. More >>

PSA hopes for "a budget that shows NZ has come of age"

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:52 am | Public Service Association

Equal pay for mental health support workers, a better future for our mokopuna, job security and creating science’s next "big wins" - PSA members have set out their hopes for Budget 2017. More >>

PSA supports independent inquiry into MoT fraud

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:03 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports calls for an independent inquiry into how the Ministry of Transport handled a fraudulent employee. More >>

Talking about tax minus the spin this Budget week

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:51 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is proud to present Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on tax, an edited booklet featuring ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing on a broad range of topics on tax policy in theory and practice. More >>

PSA statement on resignation of Murray Edridge

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:55 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA acknowledges Murray Edridge’s decision to step aside as acting deputy Chief Executive, Corporate Solutions at the Ministry of Social Development. More >>

Home support workers feeling pressure of increasing workload

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:08 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the publication of the 2016 Aged Care Workforce Survey, which provides practical insight into the challenges facing home support workers. More >>

PSA launching Progressive Thinking on tax booklet

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:32 pm | Public Service Association

WHAT: The Budget week launch of the Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on tax booklet, which features ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing journalistically on a broad range of topics in tax theory and policy, including contributions from ... More >>

Equal pay bill "a backward step" for working women

Friday, 12 May 2017, 12:41 pm | Public Service Association

National’s equal pay bill is a huge disappointment to working women in New Zealand - and makes a mockery of its much-vaunted commitment to pay equity, the PSA says. More >>

Inland Revenue proposals "fundamentally flawed"

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 12:19 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is in dispute with Inland Revenue over proposals to radically reduce the size of its workforce. More >>

   

 

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