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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 >>

Patience of DHB Admin workers around New Zealand has run out

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:49 pm | PSA

Nationwide Stop Work meetings held for DHB Administration workers across all 20 District Health Boards today have delivered a loud and clear message that their patience with repeatedly delayed timelines for bargaining settlements for improved pay and conditions ... More >>

Recommendations for Fair Pay Agreements set a sound pathway

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 9:28 am | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says recommendations delivered to the Government by the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group today set a sound pathway for a robust employment relations framework in New Zealand. More >>

Nationwide stop work meeting called for DHB Administration

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 3:31 pm | PSA

PSA union members who work in vital administration and clerical roles at all 20 DHBs around New Zealand will be attending stop work meetings for two hours on Monday 11 February. More >>

3500 MSD workers ratify new pay offer before Christmas

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:43 pm | PSA

PSA members in Service Delivery at the Ministry of Social Development have settled a new collective agreement, giving members a pay bump and a long-awaited alternative to their current Performance Development and Assessment (PDA) system. More >>



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