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  • Government's ‘rock star economy’ throws hospital staff out the window

    16 Apr 2014

    The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill English’s ‘rock star economy’, with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%. Click here for full article...


  • Wellington City Council to cut IT jobs in yet another restructuring

    02 Apr 2014

    The Public Service Association says a new proposal to restructure the Wellington City Council’s IT team now, while also proposing another restructure in just 18 months’ time, is astounding. Click here for full article...


  • Minimum wage rise not enough for working families

    01 Apr 2014

    The Public Service Association says the 50 cent rise in the minimum wage which comes into effect today is too little for struggling New Zealanders. Click here for full article...


  • Govt to negotiate settlement for care workers travel time

    31 Mar 2014

    The Public Service Association is welcoming the Government’s decision to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers. Click here for full article...


  • New Bill will protect victims of domestic violence & reduce costs to employers

    31 Mar 2014

    The Public Service Association is supporting the Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill, a new Member’s Bill launched today by Jan Logie, Green MP. Click here for full article...


  • Problem Gambling Foundation funding must be reinstated

    21 Mar 2014

    The Public Service Association says the Ministry of Health must reinstate funding for the Problem Gambling Foundation. This follows the announcement that the Foundation’s funding would cease on June 30 this year. Click here for full article...


  • Botched Corrections restructure leaving staff in lurch

    20 Mar 2014

    The Public Service Association says the Department of Corrections’ head office restructure is being botched, leaving staff grasping for answers.  Click here for full article...


  • Govt underfunding leaves Auckland DHB in $12 million hole

    20 Mar 2014

    The Public Service Association says chronic underfunding of DHBs by the Government is to blame for the $12 million hole Auckland DHB is in.  Click here for full article...


  • Employment law changes will widen inequality

    19 Mar 2014

    The Public Service Association says the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, set to pass its second reading in Parliament this evening, will further widen income inequality in New Zealand.  Click here for full article...


  • Corrections announce yet more job cuts

    13 Mar 2014

    The Department of Corrections' plans to cut 60 jobs in Wellington will place further workload pressure on regional offices, said the Public Service Association. Click here for full article...


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