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Govt Cuts Take Further Toll On Waka Kotahi’s Road Safety And Climate Change Work

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 5:00 pm | PSA

More cuts are proposed at Waka Kotahi with experts focused on providing the analysis and advice to help save lives on roads and shift to lower emission, climate resilient transport under threat. More >>

Govt Guts The Very Agency Helping The Public Service Deliver Better Outcomes

Friday, 24 May 2024, 6:05 pm | PSA

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission is proposing to shed 24 roles undermining its ability to lead an efficient and diverse public service, fit to face the country’s challenges. More >>

NZ Blood Workers Plan 24-hour Strike For Pay Parity

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:16 am | PSA

More than 290 lab workers, scientists, technicians, and administrators at New Zealand Blood Service have voted to strike after more than seven months of stalled negotiations. More >>

Total Roles Lost At Ministry Of Social Development Set To Top 700

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:46 pm | PSA

Government spending cuts could see the Ministry of Social Development shed more than 700 roles in total with more proposed job losses announced today. More >>

Education Ministry must try harder to redeploy as many laid off workers as possible

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 2:17 pm | PSA

The PSA is taking action to force the Ministry of Education to comply with its legal obligations to do everything it can to find other roles for staff it is laying off because of the Government’s spending cuts. More >>

ACC Downgrades Safeguarding Māori From Injury And Sexual Violence

Friday, 17 May 2024, 11:35 am | PSA

Specialist Māori injury prevention roles slashed More >>

Downsizing Of ERO Inconsistent With Govt Priority Of Lifting Student Achievement

Friday, 10 May 2024, 12:07 pm | PSA

The Education Review Office is proposing to disestablish 25 roles, many of which are currently vacant, with a net loss of 13 positions. This follows the Government’s directive to ERO to cut spending by 6.5% More >>

Pasifika Communities Will Bear Brunt Of Cuts To Ministry For Pacific Peoples

Friday, 10 May 2024, 9:15 am | PSA

The Ministry confirmed to staff yesterday (Thursday May 9) that its workforce will be reduced from 156 roles to 99 roles. Of the 57 roles, 36 are vacant. More >>

Banks Urged To Be Flexible When Helping Public Service Workers Facing Financial Stress

Monday, 6 May 2024, 1:00 pm | PSA

The PSA is encouraging banks to be flexible and lenient when dealing with the many public service workers facing financial stress following the unprecedented and rapid layoffs now underway. More >>

Uncertainty Still Clouds Future Of Suicide Prevention Office

Friday, 3 May 2024, 10:58 am | PSA

"If mental health is such a priority, why has the Government failed to provide concrete evidence the Office will keep operating as before?" said Duane Leo National Secretary for the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. More >>

PSA Challenges The Government To Settle Pay Equity For Care And Support Workers

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 5:06 pm | PSA

PSA National Secretary Kerry Davies says, "If this Government is serious about pay equity, it could start by settling the long-standing pay equity claim for our 65,000 lowest paid frontline care and support workers. We want to settle this claim with ... More >>

Government Risks Wellbeing Of Māori With Proposed Cuts To Te Puni Kōkiri

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 10:30 am | PSA

The Government’s spending cuts are again targeting support for Māori with proposed reform of the agency charged with advising on Māori wellbeing and development. More >>

Govt Waters Down Royal Commission On Christchurch, Cuts Ethnic Communities

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 5:09 pm | PSA

Government spending cuts are forcing the Ministry of Ethnic Communities to water down how it engages with various communities, undermining the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain. More >>

Ministry Of Social Development Sheds 200 Workers, More Cuts To Come

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 3:29 pm | PSA

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has told staff today there will be further job cuts after accepting voluntary redundancy applications from 200 workers. Earlier this month MSD called for voluntary redundancies across parts of its Service Delivery ... More >>

Government Spending Cuts Force DIA To Contract Out Critical Legal Work

Friday, 12 April 2024, 4:00 pm | PSA

Commercial work undertaken by a Department of Internal Affairs’ legal team will be fully outsourced to private law firms under proposed job cuts to meet the Government’s drive for spending cuts. "How does fattening the profits of law firms make sense ... More >>

Govt Forces DOC To Shed 130 Jobs Despite Fragile State Of Natural Environment

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 3:16 pm | PSA

The reckless nature of the Government’s cost cutting drive has again been exposed with DOC forced to make big cuts at a time when it is struggling to protect the conservation estate - the jewel in our tourism crown. DOC told staff today the Government had ... More >>

Now Tax Cuts Put Ahead Of Climate - Jobs To Go At Environment Ministry

Monday, 8 April 2024, 2:16 pm | PSA

Job losses at the Ministry for the Environment to meet the Government’s cost cutting drive risks New Zealand’s ability to manage our many environmental challenges. Today the Ministry for the Environment called for voluntary redundancies across the ... More >>

Voluntary Redundancies At MSD Will Make It Harder For Clients And Communities

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 11:29 am | PSA

The opening of wide scale voluntary redundancies at MSD to meet the Government’s cost cutting drive means thousands of New Zealanders are likely to have the service they receive from MSD compromised. Today the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) ... More >>

Brutal 40% Cuts Will Have Huge Impact On Pasifika People

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 9:17 am | PSA

Brutal government spending cuts that will see the size of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples slashed by 40% will hit Pasifika communities hard, the PSA says. The Ministry has told staff that it is seeking voluntary redundancies, and to redeploy and reassign ... More >>

Vital Work Of Ministry For Ethnic Communities Under Threat From Government Cuts

Monday, 25 March 2024, 12:50 pm | PSA

The PSA is alarmed by a proposal to restructure the Ministry for Ethnic Communities coming less than three years after being set up in response to the Christchurch mosque attack. "The important work of the Ministry in safeguarding and strengthening ... More >>





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