Sleepover update 14 May 2013
We have confirmed with MOH that the following organisations will be part of the 5th batch of Orders in Council:
Laura Fergusson Trust (Canterbury)
Brackenridge Estate Limited
Claddagh Haven Trust Board
Henderson Home Community Homes Limited
Geraldine Pathways Centre Trust
Donaldson Residential Trust
Te Whanau Tokotokorangi Trust
This is expected to go to Cabinet in June, but the exact date is not yet known. There is a possibility that some other organisations may also be ready in time for this batch too, and we will update this website once we know for sure.
Sleepover payment delays add insult to injury
04 Mar 2013
The Public Service Association is accusing the Ministry of Health of adding insult to injury for hundreds of community support workers who are still waiting for their rightful sleepover payments...read more.
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Aged care summit
The PSA along side NZNO, SFWU, care providers, DHBs and Grey Power attended the aged care summit about the caring counts report from the Human Rights Commission.
Support worker and PSA Delegate Jenny Goodman presented a short PowerPoint on the summit's theme of 'an ideal world'. Her report can be downloaded here.
The full programme for the summit can be found here.
Focusing on your sector
PSA membership in the community sector is growing rapidly. to make sure your interest are fully represented, we've made changes to our structure and created the Community Public Services Sector.
This sector covers people working in:
- Mental health/ drug and alcohol
- Home support
- Social services
- Aid and development organisations
The Community Public Services Sector has its own national committee and a seat on the PSA Executive Board. this ensure your sector has a voice at all levels of PSA decision-making.
The difference the PSA can make
We know that funding in the sector is tight. It is getting harder for organisations to meet the growing demands in their communities and elsewhere. It's also getting harder to provide employees with job security and the pay and conditions they deserve.
The services and support that you provide are important. With a growing membership, the PSA will be in your corner. We have the expertise to work with you for decent pay and employment conditions, a good working environment, and for your voice to be included in workplace decisions.
We will be a strong advocate for you and for the work you do.