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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 >>

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 >>