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Industrial action escalates at Auckland District Court and Manukau District Court

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Industrial action escalates at Auckland District Court and Manukau District Court

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Ongoing industrial action by PSA members at the Ministry of Justice has escalated again with Court Registry Officers at Auckland District Court and Manukau District Court now undertaking a ban on serving, checking and signing sentencing documents. With the support of members this action has commenced from 12 noon today […]

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Industrial update: Justice system at risk of creaking to a halt

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Industrial update: Justice system at risk of creaking to a halt

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) With no date in place for a return to the bargaining table, PSA members at the Ministry of Justice have voted to continue work-to-rule alongside a new set of bans on work that could see Court operations creak to a virtual halt. “We are now into the second month of […]

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Appointment of Debbie Power to top job at MSD welcomed

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Appointment of Debbie Power to top job at MSD welcomed

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA has welcomed today’s news of the appointment of Debbie Power – currently statutory deputy State Services Commissioner and chief executive at the State Services Commission – to the role of chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development from February 2019. “Debbie Power’s career in the public service […]

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PSA welcomes‘core priority’ given to mental health for 2019 Budget

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA welcomes‘core priority’ given to mental health for 2019 Budget

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The commitment made at the Labour Party conference by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to making mental health one of five core priorities for next year’s Wellbeing Budget is welcome news says the PSA. “Grant Robertson’s message (on Saturday) that mental health will be given the priority and focus it deserves […]

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Industrial impasse at Ministry of Justice enters seventh week

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Industrial impasse at Ministry of Justice enters seventh week

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA union solidarity at the Ministry of Justice continues to grow as an unresolved dispute over fair pay and a fair across-the-board pay system enters its seventh week. In addition to ongoing work-to-rule actions, such as taking common breaks, the pace and variety of site-specific and occupational group strikes picked […]

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Safe and effective care central to ratified PSA settlement with DHBs

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Safe and effective care central to ratified PSA settlement with DHBs

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The landmark offer of improved pay and conditions for more than 3000 Mental Health and Public Health nurses, announced last month, has now been ratified by PSA members. “There are several important aspects of this settlement that make it especially notable for enabling our hard-working members to provide safe and […]

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Unsure outlook at Ministry of Justice after unsuccessful mediation

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Unsure outlook at Ministry of Justice after unsuccessful mediation

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) 29 Oct 2018 Despite a full day of mediation between the Ministry of Justice and PSA in Wellington today there is still no sign of a new industrial agreement being reached – with PSA members left with no option but to continue industrial action which first began almost 6 weeks […]

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PSA members at Ministry of Justice poised to take further industrial action

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA members at Ministry of Justice poised to take further industrial action

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) 24 Oct 2018 PSA members around New Zealand who work at the Ministry of Justice have voted to commence further industrial action from 4pm today. This will see a continuation of work to rule actions that were taken between 19 September and 19 October. The timeframe for these actions – […]

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More industrial action on the horizon at Ministry of Justice

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on More industrial action on the horizon at Ministry of Justice

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) 19 Oct 2018 After one month of rolling industrial action, PSA members at the Ministry of Justice are now voting on whether or not to take further industrial action after their long running talks to reach a new collective agreement hit another stalemate. PSA’s MOJ National Delegates Committee has recommended […]

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PSA celebrates Labour Day with Future of Work book launch

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA celebrates Labour Day with Future of Work book launch

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Public Service Association is celebrating Labour Day with the launch of Progressive Thinking: Ten perspectives on the future of work, the third book in its Progressive Thinking series. “Labour Day is a celebration of New Zealand workers standing up for their rights, and our members have made it clear […]

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Not too late to have a say on vital issue of State Sector reform

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Not too late to have a say on vital issue of State Sector reform

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) This week the PSA has called on all of its 67,500 members to have a say on the vital issue of proposed State Sector reform before the Government’s closing date for feedback next Friday (12 October). “Given the appeal the State Services Commission (SSC) has made for all New Zealanders […]

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Mental health and public health nurses to vote on pay offer

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mental health and public health nurses to vote on pay offer

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Around 3500 DHB mental health nurses, public health nurses, and mental health support worker are preparing to vote on a new pay offer this month. “This long over-due offer is good news, coming off the back of a year of negotiations,” says Erin Polaczuk, PSA national secretary. “While the offer […]

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Extra funding secured for 9000 allied health PSA members

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Extra funding secured for 9000 allied health PSA members

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Around 9000 allied, public health, and technical PSA members employed at DHBs around the country will be voting soon on whether to accept a significant new pay settlement. “This result comes after a year of solid bargaining and will see minimum pay rises of 9% for this significant section of […]

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Police intervene during strike action at Whangarei District Court

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Police intervene during strike action at Whangarei District Court

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA is calling into question an unprecedented use of Police officers to act in place of Court Security Officers at Whangarei District Court today during a legitimate strike action by PSA members. “We believe our picket line was crossed by the Police today and that there was a failure […]

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Law repeal a win for carers of disabled family members

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Law repeal a win for carers of disabled family members

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA supports the government’s repeal of a controversial disability section in the Public Health and Disability Act. “This is a discriminatory law and it will be really positive to see this discrimination eliminated,” says Kerry Davies, PSA assistant national secretary. “The Funded Family Care policy was introduced by the […]

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Social Worker pay equity settlement marks an historic milestone

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Social Worker pay equity settlement marks an historic milestone

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Reaching the offer of a pay equity settlement for social workers at Oranga Tamariki is an historic milestone that begins to put social work up where it belongs, says the PSA. “The negotiations that have brought the bargaining for this settlement to completion for taking to ratification are a tribute […]

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PSA calls on MPI to listen more to dog handlers in Auckland

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA calls on MPI to listen more to dog handlers in Auckland

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA is calling on MPI to listen more to dog handlers at Auckland Airport who have been advocating for a longstanding roster in the Border Clearance Services/ Detector Dog Programme at Auckland Airport to be reinstated for dog handlers. “Affected PSA members at the airport have been voicing problems […]

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Changes to the 1972 Equal Pay Act will make it easier for women to achieve equal pay

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Changes to the 1972 Equal Pay Act will make it easier for women to achieve equal pay

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA supports the Government’s announcement of amendments to the 1972 Equal Pay Act. “Today’s announced amendments to the 1972 Equal Pay Act, is welcome ” Says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary “We have been applying the Equal Pay Principles developed by the Joint Working Group to our current Equal […]

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MOJ industrial action strikes close to Courts

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on MOJ industrial action strikes close to Courts

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Around 1500 Ministry of Justice staff walked off the job for two hours today, with rallies held outside Courts across the country. [embedded content] The show of unity and solidarity in the struggle for equity and fair pay across the Ministry of Justice saw the diverse range of justice workers […]

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“Chris Hipkins needs to stay in his lane”: PSA criticises minister over parliament funding comments

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on “Chris Hipkins needs to stay in his lane”: PSA criticises minister over parliament funding comments

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Proper funding for parliamentary offices, including the Opposition, is a central part of our democracy, and Ministers cannot just dismiss it out of hand, the PSA says. Leader of the House Chris Hipkins dismissed the latest Appropriations Review Committee report as “dead in the water” after the Opposition criticised its […]

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