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Early Christmas Gift For Landlords As Government Looks To Axe Workers

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:34 am | Public Service Association

Deeper and more savage cuts to public services could be on the table following revelations of the ballooning cost of tax cuts for landlords. "The Government has made a clear choice to fund the lifestyles of landlords at the expense of a strong public ... More >>

Services Will Suffer If Statistics NZ Continues With Planned Christmas Job Cuts

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:32 pm | Public Service Association

The collection and analysis of statistics to support the needs of businesses, government, Māori and various organisations could be threatened if Statistics NZ proceeds with a significant restructure warns the Public Service Association. Statistics NZ today ... More >>

MFAT Must Reverse Damaging Decision To Remove Te Reo From Ministerial Correspondence

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 11:19 am | Public Service Association

The decision by the Foreign Affairs and Trade to remove te reo from Ministerial correspondence before new Ministers are sworn in risks undermining the important progress the public sector has made in honouring te Tiriti. "We are very disappointed ... More >>

First Ever International Day For Care And Support: Let’s Make Pay Equity Happen

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 2:05 pm | Public Service Association

Today, on the historic first ever International Day for Care and Support, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA), E tū, and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) are calling for ... More >>

Health Workers Vote To Accept Pay Equity Settlement Achieving Average Pay Increase Of 20% To 16,000 People

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 10:07 am | Public Service Association

Today the pay equity claim for roughly 16,000 Allied, Public Health, Scientific, and Technical health workers has been settled which will deliver 20% salary increases for most people covered. The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga ... More >>

Health And Safety Of Workers At Risk With WorkSafe Restructuring Proposal

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 2:17 pm | Public Service Association

Workplaces will be less safe following WorkSafe’s decision to significantly restructure the organisation, says the Public Service Association. WorkSafe today unveiled restructuring plans which, if implemented, would significantly impact the organisation’s workforce, ... More >>

PSA concerned about the size of cuts to public services

Sunday, 10 September 2023, 6:26 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is concerned about the likely size of the cuts to public services National will have to make to help fund its tax proposal. The likely scale of the cuts was revealed in an analysis of National’s plans to help fund its tax policy, released ... More >>

Peter Hughes A Strong Advocate For Public Services And Public Service Workers

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 6:19 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes is a strong advocate for a strong public service that delivers results for New Zealanders and strengthens democracy, the PSA says. Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced he will retire ... More >>

Irresponsible ACT policy threatens independent public service

Sunday, 20 August 2023, 1:48 pm | Public Service Association

The ACT party’s public service policy released today shows it has no concept of why the public service needs to be independent of the whims of Ministers. "ACT wants to turn back the clock more than 100 years and allow our independent public ... More >>

PSA condemns ACT leader’s comment on Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Friday, 18 August 2023, 6:11 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the harassment of staff at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples on Thursday morning is alarming and disquieting. The PSA also condemns media comments made by ACT Leader David Seymour about the Ministry. The ... More >>

Commitment To Pay Transparency A Long Overdue Step In The Right Direction

Friday, 11 August 2023, 9:16 am | Public Service Association

The PSA welcomes the Government’s commitment to enforce pay transparency as a step forward to close the gender pay gap. "Mandatory reporting of gender pay gaps for large employers is a cautious step in the right direction towards closing ... More >>

Big Pay Rise For Community-based Social Workers After Winning Pay Equity Extension

Friday, 16 June 2023, 2:08 pm | Public Service Association

Community-based social workers, advocated for by the PSA, will receive a significant pay rise after successfully organising for a pay equity extension that reflects the value of the work they do. More >>

Good News! Rotorua District Council Abandons Plans For Job Cuts

Friday, 9 June 2023, 12:01 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is celebrating the decision by the Rotorua District Council to pull back on parts of its restructuring plans saving six jobs and valuable services in the process. "We are very pleased the council has listened to our members and the ... More >>

Te Whatu Ora Listens To PSA And Enters Further Consultation On Big Health Restructure

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 11:22 am | Public Service Association

The PSA is pleased Te Whatu Ora has listened to its concerns and is seeking further consultation with unions on a major restructuring as it seeks to remove duplication and centralise services. "This will be a huge relief for workers," said ... More >>

Community Corrections Workers Ratify New Collective Agreement

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 10:09 am | Public Service Association

After ten months of bargaining and two strikes, more than 80% of the 2,000 PSA members at Community Corrections have voted to accept the latest pay offer. "The deal we have struck with Corrections is a big step forward for our members and will put ... More >>

1900 Community Corrections Staff Continue Strike Action Today

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 8:42 am | Public Service Association

With Corrections failing to provide an acceptable renewed offer, 1900 Community Corrections workers will again walk off the job today. Workers who are members of the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi will strike for two ... More >>

PSA Urges Auckland Transport To Hit The Brakes Over Planned Job Cuts For 150 - Workers Deserve Better

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 12:33 pm | Public Service Association

Auckland Transport needs to slow down and undertake a proper consultation before pushing ahead with plans to cut 150 jobs says the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga. "We are very disappointed that Auckland Transport thinks a 10-day ... More >>

National Fails To Understand Importance Of The Government Communicating With The Public

Monday, 17 April 2023, 8:45 am | Public Service Association

National’s attack on public service communications workers today is just the latest salvo in its campaign to undermine confidence in the public service. "Once again National has trotted out the mantra of a ‘bloated bureaucracy’ which simply points ... More >>

Unions Support Changed Water Infrastructure Reforms

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 12:49 pm | Public Service Association

Changes to the Government’s water infrastructure reforms will fix drastic problems with Aotearoa’s water services while strengthening the connection between water entities and local communities. Unions representing workers in the water industry ... More >>

1900 Community Corrections Staff Begin Strike Action Today

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 10:45 am | Public Service Association

1900 Community Corrections workers walk off the job today after members rejected the department’s pay offer following nine months of negotiation. Workers who are members of the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi will strike ... More >>





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