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NZ’s Largest Union Confirms All-Female Leadership Team

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 5:16 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is pleased to announce Kerry Davies will co-lead the organisation of 77,000 members, as one of two union National Secretaries. For the first time, the PSA’s top leadership will all be women. Ms Davies has been ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Labour Party Commitment To Workers' Rights And Wellbeing

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says industrial relations policies announced by Labour today will, if implemented by a Labour-led government, make New Zealand a fairer and better place to live. "Under the Labour-led government of the past three ... More >>

Parliament Staff Successfully Campaign For Security And Respect At Work

Monday, 14 September 2020, 6:14 pm | Public Service Association

The men and women employed by New Zealand’s Members of Parliament work under uniquely precarious contracts, but a new collective agreement signed today delivers significant improvements to the working conditions of about four hundred Parliamentary Service ... More >>

Labour’s Living Wage Policy Supports Positive Change In Public Sector

Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:43 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes Labour’s promise to guarantee many government contractors are paid at least the Living Wage of $22.10 per hour. "Public Service Association members work alongside contractors like cleaners, caterers and security ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Labour’s Proposed Partial Rollback Of 2010 Tax Cuts

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 2:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says Labour’s announcement of a new 39% tax rate on income over $180,000 is a step in the right direction that makes more funding possible for healthcare, education and income support for struggling New Zealanders. More >>

We Are Not All In This Together, And That Must Change

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 8:30 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says New Zealanders should be ashamed by poverty and extreme inequality around us, and with election campaigning now formally underway the union urges politicians to make bold policy proposals that address the crises ... More >>

PSA Takes Legal Action Against Access Community Health

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 4:15 pm | Public Service Association

PSA takes legal action against Access Community Health over unpaid wages, failure to provide hours & breaks The Public Service Association has begun legal action against Access Community Health, a major employer of home support workers, ... More >>

Grey Power, PSA & E Tū Launch Campaign For Home Support With Dignity

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 3:57 pm | Public Service Association

The unions representing home care and support workers have joined forces with the association for New Zealanders over 50, launching a campaign to fix our country’s fragmented and failing home support system. Members of the Public Service Association ... More >>

It Takes A Team To Beat Covid-19

Monday, 31 August 2020, 2:31 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says border control and managed isolation workers are under significant pressure, working in potentially dangerous conditions under heavy public scrutiny. Frontline public servants working in and around New Zealand’s ... More >>

"Irresponsible And Dangerous": PSA Outraged By Proposed Canterbury Health Cuts

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 1:12 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association members are shocked and appalled by Canterbury District Health Board’s proposal to cut $56.9 million from its budget, a move that will inevitably lead to significant reductions in health workers and services. Media reports ... More >>

PSA Condemns Dept Internal Affairs Job Cuts

Monday, 24 August 2020, 5:49 pm | Public Service Association

Union members condemn the Department of Internal Affair’s plans to slash jobs in Wellington and Auckland, replacing them with a significantly smaller number of roles in based mostly in Christchurch. The DIA restructure eliminates over a hundred ... More >>

Privately-run Border Quarantine Would Put New Zealanders At Risk

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 3:06 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association strongly opposes allowing privately-run quarantine facilities to open for international travelers, and the union says it would put all New Zealanders in danger. PSA members work in the government agencies spearheading ... More >>

New Zealand’s Wealthiest People Can Afford To Pay More Tax

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 3:36 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports calls by Tax Justice Aotearoa for a more progressive tax system, with increased taxes on the wealthiest New Zealanders used to fund services that benefit all New Zealanders. Decades of systemic underfunding ... More >>

Equal Pay Legislation Strengthens The Fight Against Sexist Discrimination

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 9:42 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the progress of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which will make it easier for workers to lodge pay equity claims and challenge sex-based pay discrimination. PSA members say this new legislation will add strength ... More >>

Auckland Council Must Avoid Unnecessary And Harmful Cutbacks

Friday, 17 July 2020, 6:13 am | Public Service Association

With hundreds of permanent staff facing redundancy at Auckland Council and its associated organisations, Public Service Association members are prepared to explore all reasonable options to save money, maintain community services and protect jobs. While the 3.5% ... More >>

Auckland Council’s Proposed Job Cuts Challenged

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 8:38 am | Public Service Association

Auckland Council’s proposal to cut 500 further jobs is a drastic measure that denies workers the opportunity for meaningful consultation, PSA National Secretary Glenn Barclay says. His comments follow an announcement by Auckland Council that ... More >>

Council Debt Cap Increase Means Community Investment, Not Cutbacks

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:22 am | Public Service Association

Councils can now borrow money equivalent to 300% of annual revenue, and the Public Service Association says this will allow them to maintain operational expenditure, invest in important community services and proceed with long-overdue infrastructure ... More >>

Bread And Roses: New Policies Support Better Work, More Life

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:07 am | Public Service Association

Public Service Association members this week celebrate new milestones in the struggle for gender equality and dignity for working people, with the introduction of 26 weeks paid parental leave and the commitment by core government agencies to support flexible ... More >>

Unified Health System An Opportunity To Invest In Undervalued Workers And Communities

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 6:24 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the Health and Disability System Review, which signals a shift of direction for the sector with benefits for health workers and the wider community. The report released today calls for an end to the fragmentation ... More >>

Budget Supports Public Services And Rejects Austerity

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:11 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the Labour-led government’s 2020 budget, noting its commitment to job creation and the maintenance of crucial public and community services. "These are terribly difficult and uncertain times, and any move toward ... More >>