A summary of the changes to the ERA
The Government plans to change the Employment Relations Act 2000. The proposed changes will undermine collective bargaining and break down good faith, ultimately giving employers more power to reduce pay and conditions. Download this summary
to see the changes.
The PSA's response to the ERA changes
Read the PSA's media release
in response to the ERA changes.
Over 1,300 members sent personal submissions to the Select Committee - well done!
You can read the PSA's official submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill here:
Go read the submission now.
Read our summary now.
A reminder to your employer
This letter is a reminder to your employer over your rights in appearing in front of select committees. It contains advice, information and links to the State Services Commission. Read now.
Read our submission on the Starting-out Wage
Submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee - on the Starting-out Wage.
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Tough times to be made tougher
The government is putting through two pieces of legislation that take away employment rights and could hit you in the pocket: changes to the State Sector Act and changes to the Employment Relations Act.
Don’t be fooled by government spin that the changes to the Employment Relations Act are “modest”.
Labour minister Kate Wilkinson has admitted they are designed to reduce pay and conditions.
The proposed changes:
• Attack collective bargaining
• Threaten redundancy compensation
• Remove protections for new workers
• Put negotiated pay improvements at risk
• Make it easier to privatise vital public services.
The government released a Cabinet minute on the State Sector Reform (Public Finance) Bill which was introduced to parliament in September.
Read a summary here.
Read our media release here.