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PSA Takes Legal Action Against South Canterbury DHB

Sunday, 5 September 2021, 4:07 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association filed legal action on Friday to ensure home support workers, left in the lurch by the termination of a private contract, can transition to new employers with the same terms and conditions. The union believes South Canterbury ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Is Calling For Support From Kiwis

Friday, 20 August 2021, 11:55 am | PSA

Today New Zealand Red Cross is launching a Pacific Nations COVID-19 Appeal to support our Pacific neighbours as they battle with the devastating impact of COVID-19. More >>

PSA pays tribute to Sir Michael Cullen

Friday, 20 August 2021, 11:51 am | PSA

It is with great sadness that the Public Service Association acknowledges the death of Sir Michael Cullen. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. More >>

Integrated Response To Housing Crisis Needed, Says PSA

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 12:41 pm | PSA

The PSA calls on the government to urgently re-think its response to the housing crisis, and to fund and implement an integrated approach to housing, community and infrastructure. A massive investment is needed, but if government does not spend ... More >>

The Gig Economy - Comment From PSA

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 2:06 pm | PSA

"Aotearoa New Zealand is a society that has always stood for a decent day's pay for a decent day's work. We believe that everybody deserves to be treated with dignity in their work. We don’t want any person to experience the desperation that ... More >>

Abortion Safe Areas Protect Staff & Service Users From Bullying & Harassment

Friday, 28 May 2021, 4:52 pm | PSA

Public Service Association members today spoke to the Health Select Committee in support of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill. The union strongly endorses the proposal to set ‘safe areas’ around abortion ... More >>

Support Workers "can’t Stop Smiling": Budget Funds Properly Paid Breaks & Travel Time

Friday, 21 May 2021, 3:26 pm | PSA

With funding confirmed in Budget 2021, home and community support workers will soon be paid their normal hourly rate while driving from one client to another. Until now, this essential health workforce was only paid the minimum wage for ‘in between ... More >>

PSA Meets With Government - Union Members Will Bargain For Pay Increases

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 4:00 pm | PSA

A delegation from the Public Service Association today discussed upcoming pay negotiations with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, the Minister for the Public Service, the Minister of Workplace Relations and the Public Service Commissioner. Frank and ... More >>

PSA: Open Letter To Minister Chris Hipkins Re Govt Pay Restrictions

Friday, 7 May 2021, 1:04 pm | PSA

Tēna koe Minister Government’s pay restrictions A week ago today we wrote to you with our strong concerns about your intention to impose restrictions on public workers’ pay. On Wednesday you issued these restrictions without engaging or responding ... More >>

Pay Restrictions Punish Public Servants Who Protected Us From Covid-19

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 8:55 am | PSA

The government has announced two more years of pay restriction for public servants, and the workers’ union says they feel betrayed. The Public Service Association represents almost 80,000 workers, many of whom wonder why the government would punish ... More >>

Vaccines Are Essential But Employment Rights Must Be Protected

Friday, 30 April 2021, 4:29 pm | PSA

The government has made vaccinations mandatory for border and MIQ workers. The Public Service Association says unvaccinated border staff should be redeployed, and their employment rights must be protected. The union will closely monitor any such process ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Waitangi Tribunal Report, Urges Action Over Unsafe Workloads

Friday, 30 April 2021, 3:13 pm | PSA

The union for Oranga Tamariki employees welcomes the release of the Waitangi Tribunal’s report, He Pāharakeke, He Rio Whakakīkinga Whāruarua. As the report’s proposals are considered and implemented, the Public Service Association hopes frontline staff ... More >>

Worker Participation Essential For Successful Health Reform

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 9:26 am | PSA

Sweeping reforms announced today can deliver New Zealand a joined up, effective and equitable health system, but for them to succeed it is crucial that workers are guaranteed involvement in designing and implementing the new set up. Over 30,000 ... More >>

"Crisis" In Home Support Demands Urgent Government Overhaul

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 9:18 am | PSA

Thousands of care and support workers help sick, injured, and elderly New Zealanders live at home with dignity, but they are denied the pay, respect, and security of hours necessary to do the same. Two unions represent these workers, the Public Service ... More >>

Women Make Progress, But Not Equal Yet

Monday, 8 March 2021, 9:38 am | PSA

The collective efforts of working women are reducing the gender pay gap, but there is a long way to go yet; particularly for Māori, Pasefika and Asian women. As Public Service Association members mark International Women’s Day the union says there ... More >>

Public Servants Have Earned New Zealand’s Trust

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 10:35 am | PSA

New Zealanders Say They Trust The Public Service More Than Ever, And The Union For Public Servants Says Members Are Happy To Hear That After A Sometimes Difficult Year. The Latest Kiwis Count Survey Has Been Released By Te Kawa Mataaho, The Public Service ... More >>

Government Action Can Achieve Digital Inclusion

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:09 am | PSA

More than ten percent of New Zealanders have limited or no access to the internet. That’s over half a million people, and the Public Service Association says it’s time for this digital exclusion to end. The union today endorses Internet New Zealand’s ... More >>

To Keep Our Borders Safe, Involve Border Workers

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 4:14 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association wants all border employers to follow the Aviation Security Service’s example and organise their front line staff into ‘work bubbles’ - particularly workers in and around Auckland Airport. However, progress could be ... More >>

Local Government Workers’ Union Supports Māori Ward Bill

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 3:59 pm | PSA

Almost nine thousand Public Service Association members work for local authorities, and the union strongly supports the government’s decision to introduce under urgency the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill. At a ... More >>

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 >>