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Home Support Workers May Refuse Unsafe Work If PPE Not Provided

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 4:06 pm | PSA

Home support workers say they are scared to go to work because without adequate supplies of personal protective equipment they risk spreading Covid-19 to their clients. The Public Service Association represents workers in the sector, and while the union ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Govt Economic Package, Calls On Employers To Commit To Its Implementation

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7:04 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s $12.1 billion economic package, and calls on all employers to ensure workers affected by Covid-19 continue to receive full pay. "In any crisis we hear talk of tightening our belts and ... More >>

HealthCare NZ Makes Concessions, But Remains Committed To Harmful Job Cuts

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 5:00 pm | PSA

After weeks of protest nationwide by Public Service Association members, clients and families, the company has reduced the number of regional jobs it will cut but confirmed it will go ahead with most. The privately owned, publicly funded company ... More >>

Proposed Bonfire Of Regulations Will Burn Ordinary New Zealanders

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 7:58 am | PSA

National Party leader Simon Bridges has proposed a ‘bonfire of regulations’, but the Public Service Association says it’s a smokescreen for an ideologically motivated agenda divorced from facts on the ground. "New Zealand has one of ... More >>

Strong, Well-funded Public Services Will Keep New Zealand Safe

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:19 am | PSA

With Public Service Association members in the health sector, customs, immigration and elsewhere ready to tackle the coronavirus threat, the union says this crisis illustrates the need for properly funded public and community services. The National ... More >>

PSA takes Mana Wahine Claim to Waitangi

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 2:13 pm | PSA

The Rūnanga of the Public Service Association is holding a stall at Waitangi on February 6 to raise awareness of its claim challenging employment inequities suffered by wāhine Māori. More >>

PSA opposes proposal to disestablish up to 200 jobs

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 6:11 pm | PSA

Employees of Healthcare NZ were today left angry and concerned for their future following a company proposal to disestablish up to 200 jobs in regions around the country, and instead centralise services in Auckland. More >>

Two years since equal pay settlement

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:47 am | PSA

They are mostly women, and most were paid little more than the minimum wage until 2017. Some survived this working poverty for decades. More >>

Hawkes Bay home support workers call for care not cutbacks

Friday, 10 January 2020, 5:30 pm | PSA

Support workers who provide care and support for elderly and disabled people in Hawkes Bay say they want to continue helping vulnerable people with housework, and they need more time and resources to do so. More >>

PSA members at IRD win salary increases and new pay system

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:36 am | PSA

Members of the Public Service Association at Inland Revenue are celebrating the ratification of a new collective agreement, through which many staff will receive up to a 17% pay increase over three years. More >>

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB in crisis

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:12 pm | PSA

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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