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Strong support for School Strike for Climate from PSA

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Strong support for School Strike for Climate from PSA

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Widespread support being given to the School Strike for Climate now includes support from the Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand’s largest union, and its Eco Network. “We applaud the students who are standing up for climate action and organising and attending the rallies being held around New Zealand – […]

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Momentum for equal pay keeps building

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Momentum for equal pay keeps building

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA 05 Mar 2019 The momentum for equal pay has gained another boost with signatures to a petition in support of DHB administration workers’ equal pay claim with DHBs passing the 10,000 mark on the cusp of International Women’s Day. PSA equal pay organiser Jo Taylor: “When International Women’s Day […]

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New law represents a historic milestone for social workers in New Zealand

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on New law represents a historic milestone for social workers in New Zealand

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The passing of the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill is being greeted as an historic milestone for the profession of social work by the Public Service Association (PSA). “The PSA is proud to have taken an active role in pushing for changes to the legislation, through a range of advocacy […]

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Tax Working Group delivers effective ways to neutrally broaden tax base

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tax Working Group delivers effective ways to neutrally broaden tax base

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The final report of the Tax Working Group finally puts together a long overdue set of choices and options for the Government to act on to achieve a tax system that is fairer for all New Zealanders says the Public Services Association (PSA). “The Future of Tax report and the […]

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PSA women make the case for stronger equal pay

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on PSA women make the case for stronger equal pay

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA and the PSA Women’s Network are excited to be making oral submissions today on a bill that will help ensure wāhine are paid what they’re worth. The submissions on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill will be heard by the Education and Workforce Select Committee. “It’s great the pay […]

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Patience of DHB Admin workers around New Zealand has worn out

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Patience of DHB Admin workers around New Zealand has worn out

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Nationwide Stop Work meetings held for DHB Administration workers across all 20 District Health Boards today have delivered a loud and clear message that their patience with repeatedly delayed timelines for bargaining settlements for improved pay and conditions has worn out.  “The high turn-out of PSA members for today’s Stop […]

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New collective agreement reached at Oranga Tamariki

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on New collective agreement reached at Oranga Tamariki

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) PSA members have successfully ratified the first collective agreement for Oranga Tamariki, establishing a strong base for future employment relations. “We are thrilled about the successful passing of this agreement, and the establishment of a joint work programme that will allow us to implement further significant steps forward for members,” […]

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No room for complacency in steering clear of corruption

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on No room for complacency in steering clear of corruption

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index shows the worldwide challenge of keeping public sector organisations corruption-free leaves no room for complacency, says the Public Service Association (PSA).  “It is a point of pride that New Zealand has been at the number one or two position in the index since 2014 […]

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First milestone for Mana Wahine claim at Waitangi Tribunal

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on First milestone for Mana Wahine claim at Waitangi Tribunal

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) A claim lodged by Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Awhina – the rūnanga of the Public Service Association – to address employment inequities suffered by Māori women has now been officially registered by the Waitangi Tribunal as claim Wai 2864. “It’s fantastic the Tribunal will hear our claim. It calls […]

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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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