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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 >>

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 >>

   

 

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