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NIWA science workers end 17-month industrial dispute

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:42 am | Public Service Association

Union members at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research finally have a new collective agreement after 17 months of bargaining and nationwide industrial action. More >>

New approach to criminal justice will make communities safer

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:03 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the announcement of a new strategic direction for the justice system, but says union members want to be properly included in designing the system they will eventually implement. More >>

All workers deserve bereavement leave following miscarriages

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:05 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association strongly supports Labour MP Ginny Andersen’s bill to give three days paid leave to parents who experience a miscarriage or stillbirth. More >>

NIWA science workers prepare for first ever strike action

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:59 pm | Public Service Association

Employees of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research say they don’t want to take industrial action, but management have backed them into a corner. More >>

PSA welcomes new era for New Zealand’s public service

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:08 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports a Bill introduced by the government yesterday that aims to replace the State Sector Act 1988 with a new Public Service Act. More >>

Remember those still fighting for fair pay on Labour Day

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:24 pm | Public Service Association

For almost two hundred years the trade union movement has fought for the eight-hour day, and on Labour Day weekend we celebrate this ongoing struggle. More >>

Tauranga City Council employees strike for fair pay

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 12:10 pm | Public Service Association

As Tauranga’s first council meeting since the election gets underway at 1pm, councillors will be greeted with a picket line as city employees strike for two hours. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements will improve the lives of working people

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:11 am | Public Service Association

Too many New Zealanders endure poor working conditions in jobs that don’t pay enough and offer few opportunities for career progression, and the union movement is calling for change. More >>

Surplus should be spent on housing, health and services

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 4:47 pm | Public Service Association

Following the government announcement of a $7.5 billion surplus today, the Public Service Association says it is time to end the housing crisis, properly fund our hospitals and implement the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. More >>

Pasefika union leaders call for urgent climate action

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 12:33 pm | Public Service Association

With the Pacific Islands facing unique and imminent threats from climate change, union activists in New Zealand’s Pasefika community are calling for urgent action to address the crisis. More >>

Mental health funding increase welcome but change needed

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:35 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s decision to inject millions of dollars into frontline mental health services. More >>

Community social services workers call for equal pay

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 4:56 pm | Public Service Association

Staff at prominent not-for-profit organisations say they are paid less than they deserve because they are mostly women. More >>

More support needed for workplace breastfeeding

Friday, 23 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Public Service Association

Heart-warming images of House Speaker Trevor Mallard cradling a baby in Parliament have been welcomed around New Zealand, but the Public Service Association warns most families can only dream of such support in the workplace. More >>

Government must take the handbrakes off, deliver equal pay

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:11 pm | Public Service Association

Labour market data released by Statistics New Zealand today indicates that a gender pay gap persists in New Zealand, despite improvement in some areas. More >>

Public servants deserve a safe working environment

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:57 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the introduction of workplace standards by the State Services Commission that make it clear public services should expect positive and safe workplaces. More >>

Government support for homeless a welcome step

Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:39 am | Public Service Association

Staff at the Ministry of Social Development say they are enthusiastic about the government’s $54 million investment in housing the homeless, with many describing it as a welcome change. More >>

Accountability is a core principle of public service

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:01 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association regrets that problems with the 2018 census have led to the resignation of Stats NZ Chief Executive Liz MacPherson. More >>

Education reform must prioritise needs

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:56 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s commitment to education reform, but says there are widespread concerns about job security during such a significant restructure. More >>

PSA welcomes fairer wage for family carers

Monday, 8 July 2019, 3:40 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is welcoming fairer pay rates for family members who provide essential care to whānau with disabilities. More >>

Positive signs for PSA Mana Wahine treaty claim welcomed

Friday, 5 July 2019, 3:20 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA is heartened by indications the Crown intends to acknowledge injustices suffered by wāhine Māori and to address inequalities they have endured as a result. More >>



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