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Time for the Minister of Education to stop dodging

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:41 am | Public Service Association

Eternally embattled Minister of Education Hekia Parata must step up, front up and stop dodging questions regarding the future of Salisbury School, says the PSA. More >>

Mayor’s Council & CCO shake-up must be more than PR

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:09 pm | Public Service Association

Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed review of Auckland Council and its Council-controlled organisations (CCOs) must not be another exercise in restructuring for the sake of it, and it must safeguard the expertise and functionality of long-serving Local Government ... More >>

Tax cuts talk is irresponsible electioneering

Monday, 13 March 2017, 12:41 pm | Public Service Association

Any personal income tax cuts offered by National this election will come at the expense of our desperately underfunded public services, the PSA says. More >>

New research reveals "appalling" bias against women

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 4:01 pm | Public Service Association

Bias against female employees is overwhelmingly the reason New Zealand women are paid around 12 per cent less than their male counterparts, and the PSA says this needs urgent change. More >>

National’s support for family violence victims a huge step

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 3:59 pm | Public Service Association

Victims of domestic violence are a step closer to getting the support they need at work, with National announcing it will support Jan Logie’s members bill at its first reading tomorrow. More >>

Defence House demolition "a good decision"

Friday, 3 March 2017, 4:17 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is welcoming the decision to demolish Defence House in Wellington. More >>

Suppressed housing report shows ideological policy failure

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:14 pm | Public Service Association

A Treasury report into National’s social housing policy details how fundamentally flawed its ideology-driven approach is, the PSA says. More >>

Need for mental health inquiry reinforced

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 3:50 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is repeating its call for a nationwide inquiry into the mental health system after a highly critical report into the treatment of mentally ill prisoners. More >>

Pay equity a step closer - now show us the money

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 2:49 pm | Public Service Association

The government’s early adoption of the equal pay principles is welcome - but National needs to back up its words with action, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. More >>

Gisborne unions offer free health screening

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:19 am | Public Service Association

Nurses who are union members will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, including other services which would normally involve a visit to a health centre. More >>

Response to Kaikoura call for help "inadequate"

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:07 pm | Public Service Association

The government’s cavalier attitude towards mental health must stop, the PSA says - after National’s much-vaunted Kaikoura relief package fell far short of what the quake-hit region needs. More >>

All government agencies must release contractor spending

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:23 am | Public Service Association

All government agencies should follow the lead of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and release details of their spending on contractors, the PSA says. More >>

Mental health workers speak out after CCDHB report

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 9:33 am | Public Service Association

Mental health workers from Capital and Coast DHB have taken the unusual step of approaching the public after the Mellsop report into services there, the PSA says. More >>

First-ever OIA stats show public servants doing their bit

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 5:32 pm | Public Service Association

Public servants are doing a great job in applying the Official Information Act - but more change is needed to ensure a fully open and transparent public service, the PSA says. More >>

We’re number 1: NZ has public service we can all be proud of

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 5:24 pm | Public Service Association

We’re number 1: New Zealand has a public service we can all be proud of More >>

Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:02 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers. More >>

Public sector pay report shows workers need a fairer deal

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 10:22 am | Public Service Association

Senior executives in the public service are still getting bigger pay increases than their staff, and the PSA welcomes the new State Services Commissioner’s plans to take a "conservative" approach. More >>

Organisational designs for MSD & Oranga Tamariki released

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:20 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA has received the new organisational designs for the Future Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki. More >>

SSC apologises to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:46 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the apology by the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes to Derek Leask and Nigel Fyfe. More >>

CYF reforms "risk another Stolen Generation"

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:53 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports the decision by the Māori Women’s Welfare League to take a Treaty of Waitangi claim calling for a halt to the reforms to Child Youth and Family and shares the concerns that ... More >>

   

 

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