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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 >>

PSA Welcomes First Public Sector Agency To Adopt A Flexible Working Week With No Pay Cut

Friday, 27 January 2023, 6:04 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi has congratulated staff and management of Ngā Taonga after New Zealand’s audiovisual archive became the first public sector agency to adopt a flexible and shorter working week with no cut ... More >>

PSA And PSA Pasefika Network Congratulate Carmel Sepuloni

Monday, 23 January 2023, 5:13 pm | PSA

"O le ala i le pule o le tautua - The pathway to leadership is through service." Malo lava le taumafai, malo lava le tauivi, malo lava le finau. It is awesome to see one of our Pacific sisters/daughters be selected to one of the highest leadership ... More >>

PSA Congratulates New Labour Party Leader Chris Hipkins

Sunday, 22 January 2023, 9:46 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi congratulates Chris Hipkins on his confirmation as the new Labour Party Leader and presumptive Prime Minister. "The PSA has worked closely with him as Minister for the Public Service ... More >>

PSA And Ministry Of Justice Reach Offer For Settlement

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 6:38 pm | PSA

The Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture and the Public Service Association | Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA) have reached an offer for settlement following their collective bargaining, bringing an end to industrial action. Ministry of Justice ... More >>

Water Unions Welcome Three Waters Becoming Law

Monday, 12 December 2022, 4:22 pm | PSA

Three of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest unions in the water industry are celebrating the Water Services Entities Bill getting Royal Assent - meaning the Government’s Three Waters reform programme has the official go-ahead from Parliament. The Public ... More >>

Time For National To Be Honest About Cutting Public Services Kiwis Rely On

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 9:11 am | PSA

The National Party needs to front up to New Zealanders and explain its plans to cut the core public services they rely on says the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. "In a year’s time we face one of the most critical ... More >>

Workers And Employers Celebrate Historic Decision To Extend Pay Equity To All Community-based Social Workers

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 11:14 am | PSA

Workers and employers are welcoming the Government’s decision to extend pay equity to all social workers across Aotearoa New Zealand’s community-based social services. The Government’s decision announced today will mean 4,600 workers will receive ... More >>





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