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New deal ratified by PSA members at Ministry of Justice

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on New deal ratified by PSA members at Ministry of Justice

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) It was confirmed today that after one of the most drawn-out industrial disputes of 2018 a new collective agreement will be signed between the PSA and Ministry of Justice. “Reaching this hard-won result was a testament to the principled and persistent action that PSA delegates and members took in seeking […]

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3500 MSD workers ratify new pay offer before Christmas

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on 3500 MSD workers ratify new pay offer before Christmas

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA members in Service Delivery at the Ministry of Social Development have settled a new collective agreement, giving members a pay bump and a long-awaited alternative to their current Performance Development and Assessment (PDA) system. Along with a pay increase, the new agreement has replaced the long opposed PDAs. “We […]

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SSC investigation highlights pitfalls of inappropriate surveillance

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on SSC investigation highlights pitfalls of inappropriate surveillance

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The failings in use of external security consultants by government agencies uncovered in today’s findings by the State Services Commission contain valuable lessons. “We agree with State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes that it is never acceptable for an agency to use private investigators to undertake surveillance which would be unlawful […]

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Good to see brakes being applied to chief executive pay

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Good to see brakes being applied to chief executive pay

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Public Service Association (PSA) is welcoming signs in today’s Senior Pay Report 2018 that the trajectory of chief executive pay rises is levelling out. “Last year we commended State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes for signalling that chief executive salaries were unsustainably high, so the slow-down in pay rises this […]

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Public service workforce data shows sluggish improvement

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Public service workforce data shows sluggish improvement

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The public service workforce data released today by the State Services Commission has confirmed very low pay movement, says the PSA. “Based on the Labour Cost Index the sluggish wage growth for the year to June 2018 shows overall pay movement in the public service was up just 1.3% compared […]

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Strong ‘spirit of service’ seen in latest chief executive appointments

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strong ‘spirit of service’ seen in latest chief executive appointments

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) This month’s new announcements of women taking up chief executive positions at the New Zealand Customs Service and at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage have been welcomed by the Public Service Association (PSA). “The appointment of Christine Stevenson as chief executive at Customs and Bernadette Cavanagh as chief executive […]

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World Human Rights Day an opportunity to reflect

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on World Human Rights Day an opportunity to reflect

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) This year’s World Human Rights Day is an opportunity to reflect on the state of the world 70 years after the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, says the PSA. “Today’s 70th anniversary firstly shows how enduringly well the declaration has stood the test of time, […]

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Mental Health and Addiction report presents opportunity for a significant reset

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mental Health and Addiction report presents opportunity for a significant reset

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed today’s release of the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction – He Ara Oranga, and the opportunities it presents for significantly resetting a system that the report concludes is “unsustainable in its current form”. The PSA and its Mental […]

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PSA members at Ministry of Justice poised to receive revised offer

By   /  November 30, 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 receive revised offer

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA 30 Nov 2018 A day of mediation between the PSA and Ministry of Justice (on Thursday 29 November) has broken a deadlock in industrial bargaining. “The progress made by getting back to the table with Ministry officials has been sufficient for the PSA to agree to suspend industrial action […]

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Workers at large community nursing and homecare provider on strike

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Workers at large community nursing and homecare provider on strike

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Nurses and administrators at Nurse Maude Care Coordination in Porirua and the Hutt Valley have commenced a week-long strike action from today (Thursday 29 November). “Put simply, PSA members at Nurse Maude are taking a stand against a decade of erosion of their pay rates,” said Kerry Davies, PSA national […]

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Now is the time to restore balance to employment relations

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Now is the time to restore balance to employment relations

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA 28 Nov 2018 The successful second reading of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill in Parliament last night demonstrates a new consensus about restoring a much-needed balance to employment relations says the PSA. “The future of work is all about ensuring a balanced employment relationship in the workplace and this […]

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Review into bullying and harassment of staff within the Parliamentary workplace

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Review into bullying and harassment of staff within the Parliamentary workplace

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The Public Service Association (PSA) has commended today’s announcement that an independent external review into bullying and harassment of staff within the Parliamentary workplace is set to commence. “We commend the Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard, for sponsoring this review in order to apply rigorous scrutiny to ensuring Parliamentary […]

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PSA celebrates a major membership milestone: 70,000 and growing

By   /  November 26, 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 a major membership milestone: 70,000 and growing

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) This week the Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating the total number of union members reaching the 70,000 mark – just three years on from hitting 60,000 in 2015. “The PSA is proud to be celebrating this major membership milestone and the strength of union solidarity that it demonstrates,” said […]

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PSA response to announcement of new Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA)

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA response to announcement of new Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA)

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Today’s announcement of plans to form a new Crown entity centred on Housing New Zealand – with a full integration of Housing New Zealand’s urban development subsidiary HLC and the KiwiBuild Unit – has been cautiously welcomed by the Public Service Association (PSA). “Already this year we have seen a […]

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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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