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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 >>

Invercargill City Council Pay Cuts Dispute Resolved

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 6:36 pm | Public Service Association

"The question of pay reduction for PSA members at Invercargill City Council has been resolved. There will be no pay cuts imposed, and there will be no changes to PSA members' employment terms and conditions without union agreement," says ... More >>

Now More Than Ever, Undervalued Admin Workers Deserve Pay And Respect

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1:07 pm | Public Service Association

Our hospitals, courts, government departments and local councils can’t function without admin workers, so when will they get the pay and respect they deserve? Public Service Association members around NZ are asking this question as we today celebrate ... More >>

PSA Cautiously Welcomes PPE Review: "We Need Gloves, Not Promises"

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 4:05 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports the decision to independently review PPE distribution and supply, but the union says health workers are sick and tired of empty promises. "We have repeatedly been promised PPE. Our members have repeatedly ... More >>

"Our People Matter": Telling The Stories Of Our Essential Workers

Monday, 20 April 2020, 2:43 pm | Public Service Association

Essential workers in the public sector are on the front line of the battle against covid-19, and their efforts keep us all safe. Thousands of members of the Public Service Association have continued to work through lockdown, in order to ensure society ... More >>

Home Support Workers Are On The Front Line, So Why Haven’t They Been Paid?

Friday, 10 April 2020, 5:15 pm | Public Service Association

Despite guaranteed government funding and subsidy schemes such as essential service leave, the largest employers in New Zealand’s home support sector have this week either not paid or vastly underpaid many home support workers, or forced them into More >>

Unless Changed, MoH Guidelines Treat Community Support Workers As Expendable

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 10:34 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Associations says its members are receiving contradictory messages from the Ministry of Health that put at risk their lives and those of their clients. Home support workers were told on Monday afternoon by Dr Ashley Bloomfield that they ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Increased Government Funding For Homeless Support

Friday, 14 February 2020, 3:33 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s announcement it will invest $300 million in transitional housing, and says union members will want to make the plan a success. The campaign for housing justice is a key priority of the ... More >>

PSA Welcomes Decision To Keep Concert On FM, Calls For Jobs To Be Protected

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 3:18 pm | Public Service Association

PSA welcomes decision to keep Concert on FM, calls for jobs to be protected   While the decision to keep RNZ Concert playing on FM has been welcomed by staff, they are in no mood to celebrate yet with 18 workers still set to lose their jobs. ... More >>

HealthCare NZ workers protest job cuts in Hamilton today

Friday, 7 February 2020, 10:17 am | Public Service Association

Hamilton members and supporters of the Public Service Association will protest today against the proposal by HealthCare NZ to disestablish 200 jobs in regions around the country, and instead centralise services in Auckland. More >>

Temp agencies undermining pay and conditions

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 2:37 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealanders who need advice from Inland Revenue face long wait times and call disconnections , but instead of training more permanent staff the department intends to hire almost 500 people through temping agencies to fill the gap. More >>

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 >>