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PSA Corrections Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Settlement Offer

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 4:32 pm | PSA

PSA members working for Corrections have overwhelming rejected the Department’s offer to settle the Prisons’ Collective Agreement. PSA Lead Organiser Stella Teariki says 97% of members who attended ratification meetings had voted against the employer’s ... More >>

Make No Mistake A National Government Will Cut The Public Services Kiwis Need

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 2:13 pm | PSA

National is fooling New Zealanders if it thinks the public sector can continue to support the services this country needs with its plan to slash spending by $8b, said the PSA. "The plan announced today would mean a total of $8b being cut from ... More >>

Public Service Workers Must Help Identify Savings In Government New Cost Cutting Drive

Monday, 28 August 2023, 6:04 pm | PSA

Public sector chief executives have been urged to consult their workers to identify the savings demanded by the Finance Minister today, says the Public Service Association. "While it’s never a good time to cut spending on public services, we understand ... More >>

Allied Health Workers To Rally Tonight Across Aotearoa For ‘Hour Of Power’ Calling For Urgent Action On Pay Equity

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 11:28 am | PSA

Tonight at 6pm, Allied health workers with their union - the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, their whānau, and communities, will rally at nine ‘Hour of Power’ events nationwide. "The Hour of Power is a call for urgent ... More >>

Urgent Progress Needed To Ensure A Sustained Improvement In Workplace Culture At Parliament

Friday, 21 July 2023, 1:10 pm | PSA

The updated report from independent reviewer Debbie Francis released today paints a disappointing picture of the progress made since her first review in 2019, says the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. "Urgent, systemic ... More >>

Nurse Maude Home Care & Support Workers Rally For Fair Pay & Better Working Conditions

Friday, 21 July 2023, 9:56 am | PSA

Nurse Maude home support workers and members of the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi are today attending rallies in Porirua, Nelson, and Christchurch to push for fair pay and better conditions. "At some point in our lives, all ... More >>

PSA Welcomes 365-day Plan To Support Healthcare Workers As A Start To Solve Workforce Issues

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 2:59 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Tikanga Mahi (PSA) welcomes the plan to support current and future healthcare practitioners launched by Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora today. "For healthcare services to look after people in our ... More >>

Brown’s Budget Proposal Holds Public Services Hostage

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 11:48 am | PSA

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s proposed budget presents a dangerous false choice between cutting public services and privatising Auckland’s assets. The proposal to councillors offers to reinstate funding for public services and increase the pay ... More >>

Disabled Workers Celebrate End Of Minimum Wage Discrimination

Friday, 19 May 2023, 2:57 pm | PSA

The PSA’s Deaf and Disabled Network is today celebrating the end to one form of discrimination of disabled people in the workplace following Budget 2023. The Minimum Wage Exemption is being axed and replaced with a wage supplement. Currently disabled ... More >>

Auckland Council’s Staffing Cuts Will Put The Squeeze On Vital Services And Workers

Friday, 19 May 2023, 11:31 am | PSA

While we welcome the news that Auckland Council is softening plans to cut funding for arts and social services, its restructure will limit the Council’s effectiveness and pile the pressure on its workers. The decision document sent to Council staff ... More >>

A Positive Budget For The Public Service And Public Service Workers

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 4:51 pm | PSA

Budget 2023 ensures New Zealanders can continue to rely on the critical services they need from a strong public service. "Budget 2023 hits many of the right notes in terms of continued investment in public and community services and workers, ... More >>

Unions Celebrate Win In Maintaining Additional Sick Leave For Community-based Support Workers At Access Community Health

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 3:59 pm | PSA

Workers providing essential support for older people and others at home have safeguarded their entitlement to additional sick leave following a successful case before the Employment Relations Authority. "This is a great day for workers who provide ... More >>

Rotorua Ratepayers Not Being Told All The Facts About Proposed Cuts To Services And Jobs

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 10:13 am | PSA

Cuts to critical community education and environmental services and jobs are being glossed over in Rotorua District Council’s public consultation according to the union representing many council workers. The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga ... More >>

Greater Investment In Home Support Workers Essential To Implement Winter Health Plan

Friday, 5 May 2023, 11:47 am | PSA

Significant new investment in community and home support services will be essential if the new plan to get the health system through the winter months is to succeed, says the Public Service Association. PSA Assistant Secretary Melissa Woolley said ... More >>

The Public, Staff, And PSA Agree: Auckland Council’s Service Cuts Spell Disaster

Friday, 28 April 2023, 1:28 pm | PSA

Feedback on Auckland Council’s proposed budget shows that cuts to services will be unpopular, irresponsible, and devastating to the communities the Council is supposed to serve. Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga says the Council needs ... More >>

Wake Up Mr Brown, Your Libraries Need Paid Librarians!

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 3:00 pm | PSA

The suggestion of Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown today that libraries could be run by volunteers is an insult to the mahi council library workers are doing every day to serve their community. "It’s a huge slap in the face for Auckland Council ... More >>

Community Corrections Workers Deserve More Says PSA

Friday, 10 March 2023, 6:39 pm | PSA

Members of the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi across Community Corrections have today voted overwhelmingly to turn down the Department of Corrections’ pay offer in their current collective bargaining. Persistent low pay and a pay system ... More >>

Stop Attacking Public Service Workers At A Time Of Crisis Mr Luxon

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 9:00 am | PSA

National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has again made it clear that the services New Zealanders rely on are under threat with his promise to reduce the size of the public service. He told Morning Report today; ‘there will be a smaller public service’. ... More >>

PSA Pays Tribute To Chester Borrows

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 9:41 am | PSA

Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi expresses its sadness at the passing of former Whanganui MP and Government Minister Chester Borrows. "Mr Borrows was one of very few from his side of the political spectrum who welcomed ... More >>

Strike To Save Auckland Citizen's Advice Bureaus

Monday, 27 February 2023, 1:05 pm | PSA

Citizens Advice Bureau Waitakere staff will stop work tomorrow when Auckland Council opens consultation on a budget which will close Auckland Citizen Advice Bureaus. Citizens Advice Bureau Waitakere staff will stop work from 11:30 - 1:30 on Tuesday, ... More >>





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