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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 >>

PSA Welcomes Historic Pay Equity Settlement For Social Workers In NGO Sector

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 4:46 pm | PSA

Some 500 social workers across five employers in the NGO sector will enjoy an average pay rise of 36% following the successful conclusion of pay equity negotiations and Cabinet’s agreement today on funding. "This is fantastic news for our members ... More >>

Sharp Rise In Turnover Shows Public Service Pay Must Rise Or Services Will Suffer

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 11:34 am | PSA

The shocking rise in turnover in the public service as revealed in the annual public service workforce data is a huge wake up call for the Government warns the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. Annual figures released by the ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Staff Vote Strike For Fairer Pay And Safer Workloads

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 3:53 pm | PSA

Staff at Oranga Tamariki have today voted overwhelmingly in favour on industrial action to turn around persistent low wages and unsafe workloads. The action comes after members voted to reject a disappointing pay offer from management that would ... More >>

PSA Calls On Luxon To Clarify Comments On Plans To Cut Public Services

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 1:10 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is calling on National Leader Christopher Luxon to provide New Zealanders with clarity about the public services and jobs he intends to cut to fund his $3b plus tax cut package. On the ... More >>

Benedict Ferguson Confirmed For Second Term As PSA President

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 6:12 pm | PSA

PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi President Benedict Ferguson has been confirmed for a further two year term at the biennial PSA Congress in Wellington. "I’m excited to continue in this role and contribute to the important work the PSA does ... More >>

Coalition For A Safe World Of Work Welcomes Report On Bullying

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 3:42 pm | PSA

The Coalition for a Safe World of Work welcomes the Human Rights Commission and Kantar Public’s report on workers’ experiences of bullying and harassment in the world of work in Aotearoa. The report highlights the high number of working people ... More >>

Groundbreaking Negotiations About To Begin With Three Councils

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 1:03 pm | PSA

Council workers from Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman are joining together to negotiate an innovative and ground-breaking new three-employer collective agreement. PSA union organiser, Ian Hoffmann says, "Currently people doing the same job at different ... More >>





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