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DHB Offer And ERA Recommendations Released To Allied Health Workers

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 7:54 pm | Public Service Association

Details of the DHB offer to allied health workers and a summary of previously embargoed Employment Relations Authority recommendations have been sent to 10,000 workers this afternoon. PSA organiser, Will Matthews says, "It is a testament to the perseverance ... More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Falls Short

Monday, 16 May 2022, 7:27 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association - Aotearoa's largest union - says that while there are some good things in the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan released today, ultimately it's not enough. "We agree with the Government’s focus on equity ... More >>

Chief Executive Serious Fraud Office Appointed

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 11:02 am | Public Service Association

Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Ms Karen Chang to the position of Director and Chief Executive, Serious Fraud Office. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is the lead law enforcement agency responsible ... More >>

Passing Of Bill That Affirms All Genders Celebrated By PSA

Friday, 10 December 2021, 12:19 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association celebrates the passing of the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Record Amendment Bill. OUT@PSA convenor Nico Haustein says, "We are so proud to have been part of the process that paves the way for a more inclusive, ... More >>

Te Kawa Mataaho Data Shows Worrying Disparities

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:04 am | Public Service Association

Eighty four percent of public servants are strongly motivated to stay working in the Public Service because their work contributes positively to society - and yet only 69 percent are satisfied with their job. Seventy seven percent of public servants ... More >>

Rolling Toward A Non-disabling Society

Friday, 29 October 2021, 3:24 pm | Public Service Association

PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the creation of the Ministry for Disabled People. The union represents over 9000 care and support workers who work closely to support disabled people". PSA assistant secretary Melissa Woolley says, "The ... More >>

Wide Gap Between Aspiration And Action In Emissions Reduction Plan

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 2:29 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association believes the government’s consultation document on an emissions reduction plan shows a wide gap between its aspiration for a just transition to low emissions and its plan for delivering it. PSA national secretary ... More >>

South Canterbury Home Support Breakthrough - Legal Action Withdrawn

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 3:15 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is pleased to announce that a breakthrough has been agreed with South Canterbury DHB and PSA that maintains the existing relationships between home support workers and the people they support. ... More >>

Voices Of Oranga Tamariki Workers Have Been Heard

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 11:04 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the initial report of the Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board, Kahu Aroha. PSA acknowledges the work of the advisory board and the care they have taken to understand the complex ... More >>

More Sick Leave A Win For Working People

Friday, 23 July 2021, 8:35 am | Public Service Association

PSA members welcome the increase in sick leave entitlement to 10 days, that comes into effect tomorrow. PSA national secretary, Kerry Davies says, "The doubling of statutory sick leave entitlement from five days to 10 will make a huge difference ... More >>

Social Insurance Will Protect All Workers, Particularly Those At Highest Risk

Monday, 24 May 2021, 5:17 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association strongly supports government plans to develop a social insurance scheme, which will protect all workers but particularly those employed in sectors prone to change and displacement. Unions will work together with Business ... More >>

Public Workers Welcome Budget Commitment To Liveable Incomes

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 3:28 pm | Public Service Association

Public Service Association members will celebrate today’s Budget boosts for beneficiaries and low-paid workers, and the announcement of new programmes to tackle the housing crisis. The government has committed to raise weekly benefit rates between $32 and ... More >>

PSA Supports Chief Ombudsman Investigation, Points To Understaffing Concerns

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 9:22 am | Public Service Association

Public Service Association members will actively cooperate with the Chief Ombudsman’s investigation into the Department of Corrections. The union says its members closely follow Corrections policy regarding the safe and secure containment of prisoners, ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Good News For Employees - Contractors Need Protection Too

Friday, 7 May 2021, 2:05 pm | Public Service Association

Cabinet has approved a framework for drafting Fair Pay Agreement legislation, and the Public Service Association says this means low-paid workers can look forward to improved and more consistent working lives. Michael Wood, the Minister for Workplace ... More >>

Ministerial Review Of Local Government An Opportunity To Put People First

Friday, 23 April 2021, 2:41 pm | Public Service Association

The union for local government workers welcomes Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s planned review of the sector, but more of a focus on worker participation is needed. The Public Service Association represents nine thousand local government staff around ... More >>

From Bastion Point And Māori Land March To PSA Leadership

Friday, 12 March 2021, 2:35 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi congratulates veteran tino rangatiratanga campaigner Janice Panoho on her appointment as Kaihautū Māori, the union’s newly created Māori leadership role. Ms Panoho was 14 years old when ... More >>

Make Corporations Pay For The Climate Crisis They Caused

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 8:52 am | Public Service Association

As the Climate Change Commission advocates significant change to the New Zealand economy, the Public Service Association argues this presents both a challenge and an opportunity to build a more equitable society. The union strongly endorses the ... More >>

Public Servants Welcome Govt Commitment To Climate Action

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:52 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s declaration of a climate emergency, and supports the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the public service itself by 2025. Requiring agencies to buy electric vehicles and achieve a ‘green ... More >>

Local Govt Workers’ Union Supports Repeal Of Racist Māori Ward Legislation

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 3:22 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s plans to repeal racist provisions in the Local Electoral Act that obstruct the creation of Māori wards. The Minister’s plans acquired new significance this week when ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Reforms Must Address Systemic Racism And Unsafe Workloads

Monday, 23 November 2020, 3:52 pm | Public Service Association

The union for Oranga Tamariki employees says Te Kuku O Te Manawa - the Children’s Commissioner’s Report on Oranga Tamariki - highlights the need for deep and far-reaching change, both at OT and throughout New Zealand society. Oranga Tamariki staff are ... More >>