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Nicola Willis Threat To Back Track On Te Reo Allowances Will Be Strongly Resisted

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:11 am | PSA

The PSA is deeply disappointed by the threat from new Public Services Minister Nicola Willis to remove allowances recognising competency in Te Reo across the public sector. "We will resist any backtracking on the progress we have made in recognising ... More >>

Coalition Agreement Threatens Services New Zealanders Rely On And Risks Racial Division

Friday, 24 November 2023, 2:07 pm | PSA

The incoming Government’s coalition agreements are a blueprint for slashing the public and community services New Zealanders rely on and risk setting back race relations. "The plans unveiled today represent an attack on public and community services, ... More >>

Government Grinches Risk Stealing Christmas For Thousands Of Social Workers Owed A Pay Rise

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 3:55 pm | PSA

The Government is dragging the chain over agreed pay equity payments for thousands of social workers in community and iwi organisations a year after promising to pay these workers fairly. "It’s disappointing that these significant payments ... More >>

Unions File Pay Equity Claim For 65,000 Care And Support Workers

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:13 pm | PSA

A second pay equity claim has been filed for care and support workers by their unions - the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, E tū, the National Union of Public Employees and New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi ... More >>

PSA Calls On Incoming Governing Parties To Support A Strong Public Service

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 12:39 pm | PSA

As we celebrate Public Service Day today, the PSA has urged National, ACT and NZ First to acknowledge the valuable work of public service workers and continue to support them. "We celebrate Public Service Day to acknowledge the critical and ... More >>

Sad Day For Workplace Safety As Job Losses Confirmed For WorkSafe

Friday, 3 November 2023, 12:43 pm | PSA

Confirmation of significant job losses at WorkSafe means workplaces across New Zealand will be less safe in coming years, the PSA warned today. The final decisions on WorkSafe’s restructure proposal announced last month confirms 113 roles being disestablished ... More >>

Public Service Leads Way In Closing Gender And Ethnic Pay Gaps And Promoting Women In Leadership

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 4:10 pm | PSA

The PSA welcomes latest data which shows the public service continuing to lead the private sector in closing gender and ethnic pay gaps and promoting women to leadership positions. The 2023 Public Service Workforce Data released by Te Kawa Mataaho (Public ... More >>

Defence Force’s Last-minute Appeal Denies Workers The Payments They Are Owed

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 1:18 pm | PSA

More than 500 Defence Force workers have been celebrating an Employment Relations Authority determination that awards them backpay. However, a last-minute appeal by the Defence Force to the Employment Court means they now face more uncertainty. "We ... More >>

Unions Welcome A New Model For Employing Staff In The Water Sector

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:47 am | PSA

Members of AWUNZ, E tū, and the PSA have endorsed a multi-union, multi-employer collective agreement that will help improve water services, overcome critical staff shortages, and ensure decent workplaces for everyone working in the industry. "This ... More >>

Te Whatu Ora Must Stop Unjustly Delaying Pay Equity For 65,000 Care And Support Workers

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 4:22 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA), E tū, and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) are calling on Te Whatu Ora to stop interfering in the Care and Support Workers’ pay ... More >>

18,000 Allied Health Workers Receive Significant Pay Equity Offer

Monday, 2 October 2023, 1:56 pm | PSA

Today about 18,000 health workers in more than 100 Allied professions - including physiotherapists, social workers, and laboratory scientists - are being offered a proposed pay equity settlement to honour the true value of the work they do. Most ... More >>

National Promises Christmas Chainsaw Massacre - Cuts To Public Services And Jobs

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:18 am | PSA

The PSA has called National heartless and thoughtless with its plan revealed today to cut public services and jobs by Christmas. "It’s heartless, it’s reckless and lays bare how ignorant National is about how the public service actually works," ... More >>

Workers At NZ Telehealth Services Vote To Strike For 24 Hours For Fair Pay And Respect

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:08 am | PSA

Whakarongorau Aotearoa workers behind New Zealand’s major telehealth services - including Healthline, 1737 Need To Talk?, Quitline, Gambling Helpline, Safe To Talk, Afterhours GP and more - will strike for 24 hours from 3pm Friday 15 September. ... More >>

Watch Out New Zealand, Cuts To Health Spending Coming Under A National-led Government

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 11:10 am | PSA

National leader Christopher Luxon has today indicated that a National-led government will not invest in the resources in the health system that support the frontline. In an interview on Morning Report, Mr Luxon said that spending on so called frontline ... More >>

PSA Corrections Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Settlement Offer

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 4:32 pm | PSA

PSA members working for Corrections have overwhelming rejected the Department’s offer to settle the Prisons’ Collective Agreement. PSA Lead Organiser Stella Teariki says 97% of members who attended ratification meetings had voted against the employer’s ... More >>

Make No Mistake A National Government Will Cut The Public Services Kiwis Need

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 2:13 pm | PSA

National is fooling New Zealanders if it thinks the public sector can continue to support the services this country needs with its plan to slash spending by $8b, said the PSA. "The plan announced today would mean a total of $8b being cut from ... More >>

Public Service Workers Must Help Identify Savings In Government New Cost Cutting Drive

Monday, 28 August 2023, 6:04 pm | PSA

Public sector chief executives have been urged to consult their workers to identify the savings demanded by the Finance Minister today, says the Public Service Association. "While it’s never a good time to cut spending on public services, we understand ... More >>

Allied Health Workers To Rally Tonight Across Aotearoa For ‘Hour Of Power’ Calling For Urgent Action On Pay Equity

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 11:28 am | PSA

Tonight at 6pm, Allied health workers with their union - the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, their whānau, and communities, will rally at nine ‘Hour of Power’ events nationwide. "The Hour of Power is a call for urgent ... More >>

Urgent Progress Needed To Ensure A Sustained Improvement In Workplace Culture At Parliament

Friday, 21 July 2023, 1:10 pm | PSA

The updated report from independent reviewer Debbie Francis released today paints a disappointing picture of the progress made since her first review in 2019, says the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. "Urgent, systemic ... More >>

Nurse Maude Home Care & Support Workers Rally For Fair Pay & Better Working Conditions

Friday, 21 July 2023, 9:56 am | PSA

Nurse Maude home support workers and members of the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi are today attending rallies in Porirua, Nelson, and Christchurch to push for fair pay and better conditions. "At some point in our lives, all ... More >>





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