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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 >>

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 >>