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Two years since equal pay settlement

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:47 am | PSA

They are mostly women, and most were paid little more than the minimum wage until 2017. Some survived this working poverty for decades. More >>

Hawkes Bay home support workers call for care not cutbacks

Friday, 10 January 2020, 5:30 pm | PSA

Support workers who provide care and support for elderly and disabled people in Hawkes Bay say they want to continue helping vulnerable people with housework, and they need more time and resources to do so. More >>

PSA members at IRD win salary increases and new pay system

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:36 am | PSA

Members of the Public Service Association at Inland Revenue are celebrating the ratification of a new collective agreement, through which many staff will receive up to a 17% pay increase over three years. More >>

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB in crisis

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:12 pm | PSA

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. More >>

After strike, science workers refuse to fill paperwork

Friday, 22 November 2019, 5:07 pm | PSA

Scientists, lab technicians and support staff employed by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research walked off the job around New Zealand on Thursday November 21. More >>

Indian community calls out officials for silence on Jones

Friday, 1 November 2019, 5:08 pm | PSA

In a media interview last week, senior minister and NZ First MP Shane Jones used divisive language in his descriptions of people who migrate here from India. More >>

Women still fighting for equality 126 years after suffrage

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 9:45 am | PSA

Over a century after New Zealand women won the right to vote, thousands of working women feel the sting of gender discrimination in every pay cheque. More >>

Tamariki On Track

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 1:26 pm | PSA

PSA represents over 3000 social workers throughout New Zealand. 1300 of whom work for Oranga Tamariki. As the PSA organiser with national responsibility for Oranga Tamariki and a registered social worker myself, I have thought long and hard about ... More >>

More needed for Disability Support to address underfunding

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 3:46 pm | PSA

The PSA is disappointed the persistent underfunding of disability support services has continued in Budget 2019. More >>

Frustrated Access members vote for action over offer

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:37 pm | PSA

Access Community Health coordinators, administrators, and call centre workers have voted to take further industrial action this Friday after efforts to negotiate a new pay deal failed. More >>

PSA applauds Porirua City Council commitment to Living Wage

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:09 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association congratulates Porirua City Council for its decision to pay directly-employed staff the Living Wage of $21.15, making it the fifth City Council in New Zealand to do so. More >>

North Island Admin/Clerical finalise collective agreement

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 4:34 pm | PSA

PSA members in the North Island have ratified new collective employment agreements, following months of bargaining. More >>

PSA welcomes return of well-being aspects

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 4:53 pm | PSA

The PSA welcomes changes to the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill that will see reinstatement of four aspects of community well-being - social, environmental, economic, and cultural - into the Local Government Act. More >>

Corrections staff disappointed by slushy misrepresentation

Monday, 29 April 2019, 5:21 pm | PSA

PSA members working in prisons are hitting back at National’s claims of wasteful expenditure on slushy machines for overheated summer staff. More >>

PSA supports progressive thinking on capital gains tax

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:28 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) has stated its support for the campaign launched yesterday by Tax Justice Aotearoa New Zealand for capital gains taxation to be included in the Government’s move to undertake serious tax reform. More >>

Advisory: Petition for DHB Admin equal pay claim

Monday, 8 April 2019, 5:06 pm | PSA

What: A petition with 12,800 signatories who support this equal pay claim will be presented to Labour MP Jan Tinetti to deliver to Minister of Health, David Clark. It is expected the petition will be read out in the House of Representatives by the ... More >>

Rising attacks from far right a pre-conference topic

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 2:11 pm | PSA

The PSA’s Out@PSA network welcomes participants arriving in New Zealand for next week’s 2019 World Conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in Wellington. "This Sunday (17 March) we are ... More >>

Relief from secondary tax burden assists hard-working PSA

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:40 pm | PSA

The passage of a new law to relieve workers subject to what the government recognised as "unnecessary" secondary tax is going to make a meaningful difference to PSA members from 1 April - particularly members in low paid jobs. More >>

Support for call for discussion about a 'Rainbow Ministry'

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:20 pm | PSA

The PSA’s Out@PSA network supports the call made at the opening of this year’s Wellington Pride Festival by Greens MP Jan Logie that it would be worthwhile to explore having a ministry-level government agency for LGBTI+ New Zealanders. More >>

Workforce needs highlighted by PSA Mental Health Committee

Friday, 22 February 2019, 5:03 pm | PSA

Members of the PSA Mental Health Committee from around New Zealand have been meeting in Wellington today to review PSA members’ feedback about recommendations for change in the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry report delivered to Government in November. More >>



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