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International Labour Organisation Backs Fair Pay Agreements

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:25 pm | PSA

The International Labour Organisation has backed New Zealand’s plan to create Fair Pay Agreements, putting to rest Business NZ’s desperate and misguided attempts to discredit them. PSA national secretary, Kerry Davies says, "Now that Business ... More >>

Allied Health Workers Receive DHB Offer

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 3:49 pm | PSA

This afternoon, DHBs have made a new offer to allied health workers. The PSA bargaining team will take this to union members for a vote, and will be recommending that they vote in favour. As a result, all strike action will be postponed. The PSA bargaining ... More >>

Budget 2022 A Combination Of Giant Leaps And Small Steps, All In The Right Direction, Says PSA

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:30 pm | PSA

PSA national secretary, Kerry Davies: As promised by the Minister of Finance, this was a Budget of health and climate, both areas our members have a strong interest in. The bold step of clearing DHB deficits and the small, iterative steps to improve ... More >>

Historic Pay Equity Deal Will Change Lives

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 2:12 pm | PSA

An historic pay equity settlement, the first under the new Equal Pay Act, has been overwhelmingly approved by DHB administration and clerical workers. PSA national secretary, Kerry Davies says, "This day will go down in history. PSA has been ... More >>

Releasing Snippets That Only Support Your View Isn’t Productive, Say Allied Health Workers

Monday, 16 May 2022, 10:37 am | PSA

Comments made this morning by the Ministry of Heath and Government Ministers about the content of the DHB’s offer to allied health workers and about the Employment Relations Authority recommendations are unproductive in the extreme. PSA organiser, ... More >>

Allied Health Workers Strike Picket Details

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:52 pm | PSA

Tēnā koe 10,000 allied health workers in DHBs are striking for 24 hours on Monday 16 May because their employer refuses to offer a fair deal to conclude their collective agreement negotiations. These workers are an integral part of the health system and ... More >>

Completely Inadequate Offer Rejected By PSA Bargaining Team

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:04 pm | PSA

An eleventh hour offer from DHBs to settle the allied health collective agreement has been rejected by the PSA bargaining team. PSA organiser, Will Matthews says, "We made it clear to the employers that if an offer was made that honoured the ... More >>

No Offer From DHBs As Allied Health Workers' Strike Looms

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 5:27 pm | PSA

With only one day left to avert strike action by 10,000 PSA allied health workers, no pay offer has been received from DHBs and Ministry of Health, despite their announcement at the weekend that an offer was imminent. "It is unbelievable that the DHBs ... More >>

10,000 Health Workers To Strike From Monday

Friday, 6 May 2022, 3:04 pm | PSA

Allied health workers are still hoping for an offer from DHBs and the Ministry of Health in time to avert strike action by 10,000 essential workers. Last Friday, the Employment Relations Authority released its report and recommendations on the allied ... More >>

Allied Health Workers Vote To Strike During May

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:32 am | PSA

Ten thousand PSA allied, public health, scientific and technical workers have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action in May. The essential DHB health workforce will ‘work to rule’ from 9 - 20 May and hold a 24-hour strike on 16 May. The strikes ... More >>

Allied Health Workers To Vote On Strike Action

Monday, 11 April 2022, 4:09 pm | PSA

At a two-hour paid union meeting this afternoon, Allied health workers decided to ballot members on whether to take strike action to progress their claim for a decent offer from DHBs. From tomorrow the 10,000 members of this essential DHB health workforce ... More >>

DHBs Fail Allied Health Professionals - Again

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 10:26 am | PSA

Ten thousand PSA allied, public health, scientific and technical workers are still waiting for an acceptable offer from DHBs to settle their collective agreement negotiations. Three days of negotiations, facilitated by the Employment Relations Authority, have ... More >>

Government Reimburses Support Workers Travel 21c Per Km Less Than Its Own Official Rate

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 3:07 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association is calling on the Government to make good on their 2015 commitment to care and support workers, and increase the rate it reimburses support workers’ travel. PSA assistant secretary Melissa Woolley says, "The ... More >>

We Are The "bureaucrats" You Are Demeaning

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 3:35 pm | PSA

Uninformed comments this morning about wasteful spending on new public servants is offensive to the people who have come together, as part of our team of 5 million, to keep us safe and our heads above water over the past two years, says PSA national ... More >>

PSA Allied Health Worker's Strike Will Not Go Ahead

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 7:14 pm | PSA

The Employment Court has released its interim decision upholding the DHBs' injunction against the strike action planned by allied health workers. Strike action will no longer take place on Friday 4 March. Facilitated negotiations will take place between ... More >>

Allied Health Workers' Strike Action Deferred In Auckland

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 4:18 pm | PSA

This afternoon the PSA received a request from Auckland DHB, Waitemata DHB and Counties Manukau DHB to withdraw strike action planned for Friday 4 March. This request was been made based on the DHBs’ concern that they cannot guarantee patient safety ... More >>

Urgent Need For PPE For Care And Support Workers

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 2:40 pm | PSA

Care and support workers are in urgent need of PPE to keep their vulnerable clients safe. These workers, some of whom visit more than 10 clients a day to care for them in their homes, say despite being essential health workers, they’re struggling ... More >>

DHBs Heavy Handed Legal Action Is A Step In The Wrong Direction

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 8:15 pm | PSA

The PSA will be vigorously opposing the DHBs’ attempts to stop strike action by 10,000 allied, scientific and technical health workers, planned for Friday. PSA organiser Will Matthews says, "We have been consistently clear that we are not trying ... More >>

PSA Welcomes New National Secretary

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 10:15 am | PSA

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is pleased to announce the appointment of Duane Leo as national secretary of the union. Duane joins national secretary Kerry Davies in the co-leadership role. New Zealand born of Pacific Island ... More >>

E Tū And PSA Members At Parliament Want Protestors Gone

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:08 pm | PSA

Union members who work at parliament are calling for an end to intimidation, harassment and violence from the protestors who are occupying Parliament grounds. A survey this week of members who work in the parliamentary precinct showed over 90 percent of ... More >>