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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 >>

Government’s Reckless MPI Cuts Pose Huge Risk To Primary Sector Exports

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 4:07 pm | PSA

The Government is putting our $57.4 billion primary products export earnings at risk because of proposed cuts of 384 roles at the Ministry of Primary industries (MPI), says PSA National Secretary Duane Leo. To start meeting the Government’s ... More >>

Government Attack On Science Steps Up - New Cash Grab Focus Threatens Callaghan Innovation Scientists

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 9:34 am | PSA

Callaghan Innovation’s new focus on commercial-only research threatens the livelihoods of scores of scientists and risks damaging long term research that benefits New Zealand. "This is another sad consequence of the Government’s reckless austerity drive ... More >>

Care And Support Workers Deliver Open Letter Signed By 9,100 People Calling For Full And Fair Pay Equity Now

Friday, 8 March 2024, 10:57 am | PSA

Delegates from the three unions representing care and support workers are today - on International Women’s Day - delivering an open letter to the head of Te Whatu Ora demanding urgent action on their pay equity claim. "There are 65,000 care ... More >>

Petrol Excise Tax Hike Will Hit Care & Support Workers Hard - Time For Updated Pay Equity Settlement

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 12:02 pm | PSA

Care & support workers who use their own car to visit clients are calling for action on their pay equity claim before the rise in fuel excise tax hits their pay packets. "The Government promised a laser focus on cost of living but increasing ... More >>

ACC Deep Cuts Could Mean Injured People Forced To Return To Work Too Soon

Friday, 1 March 2024, 9:57 am | PSA

New Zealanders should worry that ACC is being forced to cut spending and possibly jobs which could lead to injured people being forced to return to work before they are ready. ACC’s 4000 workers, 72% of whom are women, were told this week that ... More >>

Government’s Te Aka Whai Ora Urgency Move A Travesty Of Democracy

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 5:59 pm | PSA

The Government’s decision to ram legislation abolishing Te Aka Whai Ora, the Māori Health Authority, through the House under urgency is a travesty of democracy and an insult to te Tiriti o Waitangi. PSA Te Kaihautū Māori Janice Panoho says the ... More >>

More Than 180 Personal Grievances Claims Lodged Against NIWA For Discrimination

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 3:41 pm | PSA

More than 180 PSA members have today lodged Personal Grievance claims against NIWA claiming they are being discriminated against because they are union members. PSA members, who are bargaining for a new Collective Agreement, have been denied access ... More >>

Tribunal Hearing On Te Aka Whai Ora Must Go Ahead

Friday, 23 February 2024, 5:34 pm | PSA

Bypassing a Waitangi Tribunal hearing that challenges the closure of Te Aka Whai Ora and its work would show a lack of credibility and accountability from the Government, said the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. Stuff reports ... More >>

Deadline Looms For Plans To Cut Public Services For New Zealanders

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 2:47 pm | PSA

Savings plans ordered by the Government to fund tax cuts are due to be filed with the relevant Ministers any day now, bringing closer likely cuts to public services. "Without doubt, the scale and breadth of the cuts demanded by the Government ... More >>

Wider And Deeper Cuts To Public Services On Cards As Government Scrambles To Fund Tax Cuts

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:38 pm | PSA

Public services relied on by New Zealanders are at risk as the Prime Minister Christopher Luxon comes clean and reveals the true extent of the Government’s plans to cut public services. In the election campaign National identified 24 government departments ... More >>

Weather Forecasters And Others At NIWA Take Strike Action

Monday, 11 December 2023, 4:23 pm | PSA

Climate scientists and technicians including, marine and freshwater biologists, geologists, ocean ecologists and other support staff at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) have gone on strike to push for an improved ... More >>

Statistics NZ Accepts Restructure Process Flawed, But Presses Ahead With Job Cuts

Monday, 11 December 2023, 11:20 am | PSA

The PSA is disappointed Statistics NZ is pressing ahead with a restructure that will result in the loss of 28 jobs. "This will be a shock to many workers and their whānau this close to Christmas and our hearts go out to them - this was not ... More >>

Workers At Radio New Zealand Warn Of Industrial Action Over Pay Claim

Friday, 8 December 2023, 3:29 pm | PSA

The failure of RNZ management to agree to a pay rise which fairly reflects the rising cost of living could see workers at RNZ take industrial action warns the PSA and E tū. Workers are pushing for a 7% rise while RNZ is offering 5.5%. "Workers ... More >>

Nicola Willis Threat To Back Track On Te Reo Allowances Will Be Strongly Resisted

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:11 am | PSA

The PSA is deeply disappointed by the threat from new Public Services Minister Nicola Willis to remove allowances recognising competency in Te Reo across the public sector. "We will resist any backtracking on the progress we have made in recognising ... More >>





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