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PSA Welcomes Appointment Of Chief Executive For Public Service Pay Equity

Friday, 22 January 2021, 12:31 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the creation of a Chief Executive role to lead the public service’s pay equity work, and the appointment of Grainne Moss to this position. "Unions and public service employers are currently working ... More >>

Deaf And Disabled Workers Call For Accessibility And Equality

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:25 am | PSA

Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities. Almost one in four New Zealanders have a disability, and the Public Service Association says more must be done to enable Disabled people to lead good lives. The PSA’s Deaf and Disabled ... More >>

At Home Or At Work, Violence Is Never OK - Ratify ILO Convention 190

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 2:11 pm | PSA

New Zealand has the highest rate of domestic violence per capita in the developed world, and the second highest rate of workplace bullying. The Public Service Association says this plague of violence - physical, verbal and emotional - must be addressed ... More >>

Benedict Ferguson Elected New PSA President

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 5:06 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association is delighted to announce Benedict Ferguson has been elected president by delegates at its two-yearly National Congress. Mr Ferguson has worked for Auckland Council for over 18 years. For the past five years, he has been ... More >>

Direct Employment Of Security Guards Will Improve Safety And Conditions

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 2:51 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the government will directly employ security guards as part of the Covid-19 response, and pay them the Living Wage. The union believes this should be a stepping ... More >>

PSA Supports Mandatory Covid-19 Testing For Border And Isolation Workers

Friday, 14 August 2020, 4:21 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association is strongly in favour of border control, managed isolation and quarantine workers getting a Covid-19 test as soon as possible, and supports the tests being mandatory and regular. PSA members from multiple government ... More >>

Multiple Unions Endorse Call For Free & Universal Basic Services

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 9:26 am | PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the decision by FIRST Union to join the campaign for an Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment, a policy proposal that all New Zealanders should receive services like healthcare, education, public transport and broadband ... More >>

Staff Exhausted, Clients At Risk: PSA Requests Intervention

Monday, 3 August 2020, 3:38 pm | PSA

Workers who support New Zealand’s most vulnerable people say their clients are in danger because their employer introduced failing systems. HealthCare NZ is a privately owned for-profit company that provides publicly funded home care and support to elderly, ... More >>

New Public Service Act Means Better Services And Better Working Lives

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:39 pm | PSA

The passing of the Public Service Bill this afternoon heralds a significant new direction for the Public Service and the wider state sector, offering new opportunities to improve the delivery of services, the relationship between Crown and Māori, and ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Increased Govt Support For Covid-19 Border Response

Monday, 29 June 2020, 5:41 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the release of a government review heralding increased resources and personnel, and improved coordination between agencies in the pandemic response. The union says front line staff will feel safer following ... More >>

Air Safety Experts Deserve A Safe Workplace: Systemic Reform Urgently Needed

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 12:16 pm | PSA

The people who work in our Civil Aviation Authority and our Aviation Security Service are tasked with keeping New Zealanders safe when we fly, but the Ministerial Review released today lays out in disturbing detail how a toxic culture of bullying and ... More >>

PSA To Closely Monitor Auckland Council Voluntary Pay Cut Proposal

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 4:54 pm | PSA

Auckland Council staff earning over $100,000 a year have been asked to take voluntary pay cuts of between 5% and 10%, as part of a process the Public Service Association says it will monitor closely. The union for council workers says it never welcomes ... More >>

Mayor Shadbolt, Invercargill City Councillors Urged To Protect Local Workers’ Welfare

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 1:30 pm | PSA

Media release issued on behalf of Unions Southland. Working people in Southland are horrified to learn ICC Chief Executive Clare Hadley intends to slash the pay of her employees by up to fifty percent. Hadley has declared only those council staff ... More >>

Invercargill City Council Wage Cuts Cruel, Unnecessary And Legally Questionable

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8:17 am | PSA

Staff at Invercargill City Council are shocked and upset following an announcement by Chief Executive Clare Hadley that the Council intends to slash their pay by up to 50%. Hadley announced her intention to implement aggressive wage cuts in a newsletter ... More >>

Home Support Workers May Refuse Unsafe Work If PPE Not Provided

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 4:06 pm | PSA

Home support workers say they are scared to go to work because without adequate supplies of personal protective equipment they risk spreading Covid-19 to their clients. The Public Service Association represents workers in the sector, and while the union ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Govt Economic Package, Calls On Employers To Commit To Its Implementation

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7:04 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s $12.1 billion economic package, and calls on all employers to ensure workers affected by Covid-19 continue to receive full pay. "In any crisis we hear talk of tightening our belts and ... More >>

HealthCare NZ Makes Concessions, But Remains Committed To Harmful Job Cuts

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 5:00 pm | PSA

After weeks of protest nationwide by Public Service Association members, clients and families, the company has reduced the number of regional jobs it will cut but confirmed it will go ahead with most. The privately owned, publicly funded company ... More >>

Proposed Bonfire Of Regulations Will Burn Ordinary New Zealanders

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 7:58 am | PSA

National Party leader Simon Bridges has proposed a ‘bonfire of regulations’, but the Public Service Association says it’s a smokescreen for an ideologically motivated agenda divorced from facts on the ground. "New Zealand has one of ... More >>

Strong, Well-funded Public Services Will Keep New Zealand Safe

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:19 am | PSA

With Public Service Association members in the health sector, customs, immigration and elsewhere ready to tackle the coronavirus threat, the union says this crisis illustrates the need for properly funded public and community services. The National ... More >>

PSA takes Mana Wahine Claim to Waitangi

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 2:13 pm | PSA

The Rūnanga of the Public Service Association is holding a stall at Waitangi on February 6 to raise awareness of its claim challenging employment inequities suffered by wāhine Māori. More >>