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Agreement In Principle On Administration And Clerical Workers Pay Equity Claim

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 8:47 pm | PSA

An agreement in principle has been signed in the pay equity claim covering all DHB Administration and Clerical staff. The key elements of the agreement are: National Pay Rates National Administration and Clerical role profiles A lump sum payment Simplified ... More >>

Healthcare Workers Overwhelmingly Reject DHB Pay Offer

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 11:22 am | PSA

Allied, public health, scientific and technical healthcare workers have turned down their latest collective agreement offer from DHBs in an astounding landslide vote, with over 90 percent of members opposed, their union says. "This is one of the ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Are Just That; Fair

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:28 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association, New Zealand’s largest union with over 80000 members, supports Fair Pay Agreements. PSA national secretary Kerry Davies says, "Fair pay agreements will provide a base level of pay and employment conditions that apply ... More >>

PSĀ Wāhine Call For An End To Violence And Harassment

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 3:02 pm | PSA

PSA is the largest union in New Zealand with over 80 000 members, of which 73 percent are women. Margaret Takoko is the women’s network lead for the PSA. She supports a large network of activists who are committed to creating a better working life. ... More >>

Violence And Harassment Must End, Says Coalition For A Safe World Of Work

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:14 pm | PSA

The Coalition for a Safe World of Work is calling for an end to violence and harassment. Today is White Ribbon Day, the start of 16 days of activism to end violence against women. Wheeti Haenga is a senior union delegate and one of the few women at the Tokoroa ... More >>

Lack Of PPE Puts Workers At Risk Of Infection And Disease

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:12 pm | PSA

Today’s announcement about Covid care in the community means that New Zealanders need to be confident that community support workers, who will increasingly be coming into contact with Covid positive people, have the PPE they need including N95 masks, ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Kia Toipoto Plan To Reduce Pay Gaps

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 7:20 am | PSA

PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the launch today of Kia Toipoto, the gender, Māori, Pasefika and ethnic pay action plan and Te Orowaru, a revolutionary new tool designed to understand and measure the skills, responsibilities, effort ... More >>

PSA: Final Three Waters Decisions Must Involve Unions

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 1:50 pm | PSA

Local government workers must be part of the final three waters decisions, says the nation’s largest union. The PSA is welcoming the announcement by Minister Mahuta today that the Government will continue to receive expert input as the final decisions ... More >>

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 >>