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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 >>

Labour-led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

Monday, 19 October 2020, 2:57 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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